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The Benefits of Moving Away from Plastics

The use of plastics has been on a steady incline since the 1970s, and the impact that this massive increase in plastic use has had on the environment is unquestionable. As more and more companies pledge to reduce or even eliminate their use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, it is more important than ever to understand exactly why society needs to move away from plastics in favor of environmentally friendly options. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 main reason why moving away from plastics is beneficial. Plastic debris travels far Plastic debris doesn’t just end up in landfills. It ends up in rivers, in lakes, in oceans—and all around the world. The recent discovery of plastic debris in...

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Your Ultimate List of Environmental Quotes to Always Stay Inspired!

Sometimes even the most persistent eco-warriors feel unmotivated and tired, we feel ya! For these hard moments, we created the ultimate list of environmental quotes that will keep you inspired and help to take action. You can print the list and have it at your desk when you are doing your research or keep it saved on your phone as a reminder when you just drink your morning matcha/tea/coffee/lemon water. Share it with your friends and family to spread some awareness! And never forget: the Planet needs you and you need the Planet! 1. “Poll…tion, Ed…cation, Sol…tion. What’s missing?” The best way to change something is to start from yourself! If you are reading while sipping your fav smoothie in...

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Why All of Us Should Finally Stop Using Plastic Straws?

More and more countries or large retailers are banning plastic straws. Unfortunately bans alone won't change much, what we need is a global social movement! Luckily, plastic straws are quickly becoming a dining taboo, here's why: Less than 9% of all of the plastic we use every day gets recycled.  Instead, most end up in landfills or worst case scenario: in the ocean. That problem won't be fixed by saying 'no' to plastic straws, but from what environmentalists say letting go of a single piece of plastic could be the first step in a much-needed larger behavioral change. In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a first-of-its-kind bill aimed at reducing straw waste in the state. Starting in 2019,...

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Why we Need to Invest in our Planet, not in Plastic

Our world, animals and bodies are choking on plastic, but we have the power to change that.   With science awakening us to frightening facts about plastic pollution, the reasons for avoiding plastic are forever multiplying. Yes, it can seem overwhelming, however products made from natural materials are an alternative that bring so much hope.   Why we Need to Avoid Plastics We are told that “32% of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced annually... flows into our oceans.” This fact from Earthday.org is made even more concerning by the reality that if nothing changes, by 2050 “there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.” This is only 31 years away. We witness the pain...

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10 Easy Zero Waste Resolutions You Should Make For 2020

Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting. If you’re passionate about decreasing plastic waste and reducing pollution in the environment, you can become an advocate in your community. The only way to save the environment is to start from ourselves, therefore we present you our list of 10 zero waste resolutions for 2020:     1. Shop in Secondhand Shops The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world second only to oil. When we think of pollution, we envision coal power plants, strip-mined mountaintops and raw sewage...

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