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Let’s talk about these balloons! The super cute shiny number and letter balloons you see all over Instagram. I totally get the appeal of these things, they’re trendy and fun and make for a cute birthday insta, but they’re not so great when you find one in the middle of the ocean. . . I went out for a training session on one of our boats today and we found one of these balloons floating a couple miles off shore. Luckily we were able to recover it and properly dispose of it back on land but let’s talk about what would’ve happened if we didn’t find it. . . So these balloons are made up of three different layers: first a layer of a polyethylene plastic, next a layer of nylon (also plastic), and finally a metallic layer made of aluminum. So just like any plastic in the ocean, the first two plastic layers would stick around forever, eventually breaking apart into microplastics, the most widespread form of marine debris. The aluminum layer, if it managed to separate from the plastic layers would take 200 years to fully degrade, but since it’s fused to the plastic layers, it would likely stick around for a lot longer than that. In the mean time there would be plenty of time for marine organisms to get caught in or ingest the balloon, both of which could be fatal. . . Additionally, balloon manufacturing is often pretty environmentally unfriendly and if the chemicals used in the metallization step aren’t properly disposed of, they can be pretty toxic to plants and wildlife. Not to mention helium, the gas most of these balloons are filled with. There’s a worldwide helium shortage and it’s getting harder and harder to find helium for the things that really need it, like MRIs and computer hard drives. . . So maybe think twice before buying these balloons for your next celebration. Or at the very least make sure they don’t get blown away and be sure to properly dispose of them in the trash. Link in my bio for more info about the environmental impact of balloons.
🚨GIVE AWAY! 🚨 We’re kicking off FloWater’s 5 days of giveaways! For the next two weeks only we will be giving away some of our favorite sustainable items, that also make great gifts for the planet loving person in your life! Today marks the first day, and we are giving away a FloWater t-shirt or tank top, made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles AND a pair of FloWater crew socks. TO ENTER: 💧Follow @myflowater 💧Tag three of your friends in the comments Winners for each day will be announced the following day. Stay tuned on our feed for more amazing prizes!
Laviamo i panni sporchi in pubblico, va! Non solo acquistare, ma anche mantenere i propri vestiti ha un impatto. Andiamo a vedere nel dettaglio di cosa si tratta. Prima di tutto, che tipologia di detersivo utilizzate? Quelli tradizionali contengono infatti diversi ingredienti nocivi per l‘ambiente. Inoltre pensiamo al packaging! Preferite contenitori riciclabili (andate a dare un‘occhiata al simbolo in fondo al flacone) oppure cercate delle opzioni di refill. In Ticino alcune farmacie e supermercati lo offrono (p.es. La Crai) oppure andate al @negozioleggero di Lugano per tantissimi prodotti buonissimi e sfusi! Di sicuro avrete già visto qualche video raccapricciante sulle isole di plastica che si accumulano negli oceani, ma c‘è un problema più incisivo e *ahimè* invisibile: le microfibre. Sono piccoli pezzetti di plastica che provengono dalla frammentazione dei rifiuti. Ma soprattutto vengono rilasciati dal lavaggio di materiali di origine plastica - poliammide, come ad esempio tutti i capi prodotti in poliestere. (Vedi video by @storyofstuff ) Soluzione? Impegnarsi a ridurre il consumo di plastica, anche perché diciamocelo se me magno uno spaghetto allo scoglio voglio le cozze ma non il PET. Idee regalo: la borsa per il bucato guppy friends washing bag o la @thecoraball che trattengono le microplastiche durante i lavaggi dei vostri capi. #svestiti #prelovedclothes #secondhand #sustainablefashion #fashionrev #fashionrevolution #sustainability #lessismore #winter #advent #xmas #natale #christmas #plasticfree #coraball #microfiber #microplastics #microplastic #guppyfriendwashingbag
🎄 Eco Christmas Tip No.10 🎁 Give back this Christmas with a little contribution to a much cleaner sea 🌊 To donate please visit www.zaar.com.mt/seabin/ and select your preferred bin 🗑 @seabin_project #SeabinMalta #sea #plastic #solutions #seabin #microplastics #sustainablechristmas #ourocean #ourresponsibility #crowdfunding
🇦🇺🙌🏻 Grosser Erfolg in #Australien ∙ In #DownUnder werden heute 80 Prozent weniger Plastiksäckchen benutzt als noch vor drei Monaten. ∙ Nicht die Regierung war für den Wandel verantwortlich, sondern die zwei grössten Anbieter. Woolworths und Coles beschlossen gemeinsam, dass es in ihren Filialen keine Einwegplastiktüten mehr gibt. • Die australischen #Shopper waren erst gar nicht überzogen davon, das sie jetzt plötzlich für Tüten bezahlen müssen. Coles gab daraufhin bekannt, wiederverwendbare Tüten gratis abzugeben. ∙ Hut ab, so muss das gehen 🙌🏻 ∙ 🌱 @improvemagch #TomorrowIsNow
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10 reason why we should say bye to plastic bags and hello to REPLASTICO2: 1. Plastic bags pollute our land and water #plasticocean #plasticfreeplanet 2. Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to #climatechange 3. Plastic bags never break down #microplastics 4. Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife and marine life #plasticpollution #plasticbad 5. Plastic bags are harmful to human health #humanhealth 6. Plastic bags are costly to pay for and to clean up after #loveenvironment #cleanup #cleanyourshit 7. Plastic bags are not easy to recycle #recycle #noteasy #problems 8. Plastic bags have external costs #preciousplastic #hiddencost #environmentalresources 9. There are many alternative ways to replace plastic bag use #ecoproducts #zerowaste #zerowasteliving 10. By 2020 many municipalities will ban single use plastic bags but ..What do we do with the plastic bags which are already produced? #singleuseplastic #plastic REPLASTICO2 IS THE SOLUTION! #upcycle #sustainablefashion #ecofriendlyproducts
Happy Monday morning nihilistic meditations: The chairman of @cocacola claims “Tomorrow will belong not to the cynics but to the optimists,” he said. “After all, if we’re going to get up every day to improve our businesses and make the world a better place, we need to believe positive change is not only possible but likely.” @cocacola Your optimism for a better place is mitigated by the reality that @cocacola is driving the single use bottles deeper into our wild places. Plastic kills wildlife. @cocacola @dasaniwater your plant bottles are plastic - they kill wildlife. @cocacola @dasaniwater you are liars. Plant-based bottles are just as damaging and environmentally dangerous as your “oil”-made bottles. Your plastic being made from plants doesn’t reduce your carbon footprint, it just shuffles the pollution from a traditional petroleum industry supply chain to petroleum dependent high input agriculture. @dasaniwater your tap water is killing our environment since 1999. Plastic bottles break down into little pieces (next picture), and those little pieces are potentially ingested by wildlife. You state that by 2014 you had sold over 40 billion bottles—-in what optimistic world is this volume sustainable? Oh yeah, the one that liars, deniers and trumpers live in. @cocacola @dasaniwater Stop killing our planet. Stop using propaganda to hide the truth behind your corporate lies. #corporate #lies #kill #earth #plastic #waterbottles #tapwater #drinkingwater #plasticfree #microplastics #marinebiology #propaganda #truth #cocacola #dasani #poison #ocean #gumaeliusart #westcoast #california #washington #oregon #meditation #prayer #awareness #pacificbeach #pacific #losangeles
Fish in tropical areas (such as coral reefs) are endangered massively by plastic pollution. They can get caught in plastic debris and suffocate, or digest plastic. Plastic also kills coral reefs, which is what many of these beautiful creatures call their home. It is not fair on them that humans pollute and kill their home. It must stop. #saveourplasticplanet
#Tb to some sea surface sampling with my makeshift-wanna be manta net protocol 😁😎 my friend Stephani and I developed this kayaking method using a plankton net with 300 micron mesh and a GPS tracking our 30 minute transects for each sample 😜👌🏻💪🏻 . . . . This net is designed specifically for very small particles, but I urge you, if you have a net of any kind, bring it to the beach and see what plastic waste you might be able to scoop up! Document it! Post it! Send it to me and I’ll post it! Be careful about not taking any living critters while you’re out there and don’t leave any waste behind ❌🙏 . . . . #microplasticresearch #microplastics #mantanet #california #zerowastelifestyle #stopsingleuseplastic #healthylifestyle #costarica #singleuseplastic #passonplastic #refuseplastic #saynotoplastic #saynotostraws #bffp #womeninscience
Why Your Small Actions Matter by @green.emerging At some point you've probably heard something along the lines of "Yeah, small actions are good and all, but the world's sustainability problems are big corporation's fault." And the truth is, that's not a lie. Big companies are to blame for so many problems with the environment. And without a doubt, you should not be shamed for putting your groceries in a single use bag or for using a plastic straw. But when you and many other people say no to single use plastics, there becomes less of a profit for those kinds of things. And the big corporations are forced to do something different. Even though I used plastic as an example here, there are many other examples that can be used. To sum it all up, your actions do matter, weather you realize it or not. 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 #earth #enviorment #endangeredspecies #rainforest #ocean #plasticbags #riseup #water #wecandoit #awesome #learn #bethechange #climatechange #globalwarming #climatemarch #takeastand #reusablebags #microplastics #seaturtles #smallactions #savetheplanet @thisiszerohour
Stop micro plastic getting from your laundry (synthetic clothes) to washing maschine and then further in to the nature, lakes and ocean. Small steps are huge steps. Every one of us is needed. #sustainablechoices #sustainable #microplastics #microplastic #washingbag #gift #trytosafetheplanet @stopmicrowaste #guppyfriend
Ever thought about the idea of ‘travelling slowly’?! It’s kind of like taking a road trip with a few extra transitions and modes of transport!! . @missemilypenn decided that planes were not for her, so she travelled from London to Shanghai, via land. Using cars, trains, horses and donkey’s ✌🏼☺️ . Emily also decided to hitchhike from the UK to Australia...what she learnt along the way changed her life forever! . What was meant to be a career being an Architect, has evolved into her becoming an earth changer and ocean conservationist! . Watch this space for the full Podcast launching on Wednesday! . . . . . #plastic #plasticfree #ocean #oceanconservation #emilypenn
A brilliant talk from Prof. Richard Thompson an update on Microplastics at the #EnvironmentPlymouth meeting this morning. #plymouthplastic #richardthompson #microplastics #nanoplastics #plymouth #plastic #plasticfreeoceans #plasticfreeseas
#this pretty much sums up my experience of any shopping centre. I tend to avoid them especially at this time of year, because I'm overwhelmed by all the #pointless crap in the shops, all the #plastic , #disposable "gifts"... #stopbuyingstuff #presenceisthebestpresent Just remember.. #allthatglitters is not gold.. In fact it's most likely #microplastics that will end up in the prawns you BBQ on #xmas day. #alliwantforchristmasisyou 🤮 #alliwantforchristmas is a #cleanocean
Oceans Keep them beautiful. 😍😍 ~ Follow us @oceans.are.life . . . #oceansarelife #dolphins #plasticfree #microplastics #trophiccascade
At the bottom of the #Mediterranean sea, on the #beaches of #TelAviv it is obviously clear, we are still #stupid with our #waste and especially #plastic - are we really that #ignorant that we keep #polluting our #oceans and #seas which consist 97 % of our #water supply and where 3/4 of our planets inhabitants live? #oceanlife #microplastics #stop #now and #save the #Earth
My latest is in @hakaimag #loggerhead @junobeachpier @loggerheadmarinelifecenter #microplastics @universityofga https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/turtles-tummies-found-clogged-with-plastic/
Yes! It doesn’t matter that they are tiny, actually that’s what makes them so dangerous, what matters is that we must take action now otherwise we’ll be eating and breathing in these, more than we are now! @plasticfreecuracao . #plasticfree #banthebag #strawssuck #singleuseabuse #reducereuserecycle #microplastics #majorproblem
A handful of trouble. #Microplastics are the tiny pieces that come from larger plastic items that make their way into nature. Plastic doesn’t break down over time — it only breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces, some becoming so small they are invisible to see with the naked eye. Microplastic bits are especially porous, making them great sponges for toxic pollutants. The microplastic and pollutants it contains are eaten by marine wildlife, who often get sickened and die—from blockages or poisoning or both. There you have the implications of this problem in a very small nutshell. ©️Erica Cirino
Every year, eight million tons of #plastic waste flows into our oceans. Over time, sunlight and wave action break down these waterborne plastics into smaller and smaller pieces, called #microplastics . These tiny particles have been found in drinking water, beer, table salt, and (unsurprisingly) seafood. Earlier this year, scientists discovered evidence of microplastics in human faeces. We're literally consuming the plastic garbage from years gone by. Just #saynotoplastic !
One of the more unusual spontaneous cleanups I’ve done! Walking through the park, I spotted something glistening in the sun and on closer inspection saw another item and another and another ... Thanks to my 2.5 year old sidekick and his love of all things shiny, I think we got the lot. It’s awesome that Darwin has so many outdoor activities for kids but a huge shame when things get left behind for the wildlife to investigate and possibly nibble on or take home. Instead, all of this has come home with us. Time to put my creative cap on and what we don’t use right now, will go into the busy box. #cleanup #take3 #prettybutdangerous #microplastics @ausmap_au
Thank you for 1K followers 🌎 . Photo credit @shipwreckphotography
Kabar sedih terbaru dari Pantai Congot, Lagi dan lagi ditemukan satu dari milyaran satwa laut yaitu penyu yang mati dan dibagian pangkal kaki keluar sampah plastik. Sampah ini dihasilkan oleh manusia, dan satwa laut menjadi korbannya. Apakabar hasil laut yang sehat?? Mau menunggu laut menjadi TPA sampah baru kita sadar??? Semua itu akan terjadi jika kita tidak memulai perubahan dari sekarang!!!! __________________________________________________ #plastickillsmarinelife #plastikkills #bahayaplastik #microplastic #microplastics #hidupsehat #rethinkreuse #plasticwaste #plasticwar #dangerous #plasticimpact #sampahplastik #sampahlaut #plastickillswildlife Copyright foto: Bambang WWI Kulon Progo
Researchers have found small synthetic fibres in the guts of every one of the 102 sea turtles they studied: more than 800 particles in all, and they only looked at a part of each gut. The total present, they suspect, was as much as 20 times higher.⠀ ⠀ And the problem is widespread. The turtles were from seven species and three parts of the world: off North Carolina, US, in the Atlantic Ocean, Northern Cyprus in the Mediterranean, and off Queensland.⠀ ⠀ The most common particles were fibres, which can come from such diverse sources as clothing, tyres, cigarette filters, ropes and fishing nets.⠀ ⠀ 📸: Kwangmoozaa/Getty Images⠀ ⠀ #turtles #seaturtles #microplastics #plastics #waste #rubbish #pollution #oceanpollution #conservation #wildlife #animals #science
Ever wonder what happens to the lost balloons from that party?... they end up in the middle of pristine forests to eventually be washed into the ocean where sea turtles and sea horses choke on them and die. Or they float along until they break up into microplastics and are ingested by the tuna that you are currently eating. That’s right. They made it all the way back to the tuna casserole at your next party! 🎈 🎉
Sunday evening meditations on microplastic. Sponsored by @minutemaid_us They like to throw that plastic money-shot onto the shoulders of consumers while @minutemaid_us freeloads plastic pollution into our environment. @minutemaid_us pay for your pollution you corporate environmental rapists. @minutemaid_us find plastic free alternatives. Spoot, spoot for plastic. The thump thump sound of waves crashing into this cathedral is phenomenal—the phone does little justice. #gumaeliusart #microplastics #kill #wildlife #plasticfree #plastic #westcoast #meditation #prayer #california #waves #pacific #ocean #rockybeach #moneyshot #sunday #sundayfunday #oregon #washington #saveouroceans #environment #marine
Ocean First being represented all the way from Saint Maarten by @lingliss during a dive trip. Follow us today and stay tuned for how to order your Ocean First bottle and ways you can cut down on your plastic waste. #scubadiving #diving #saveouroceans #plasticfree #oceanforst #maketheswitch #ocean #microplastics #saveouroceans
Spending Sunday getting recharged and refreshed for the week ahead with lots of FloWater! How do you prepare for the week? 💦 💪⠀ ⠀ #SelfcareSunday | #GetHydrated | #LetItFlow ⠀ ⠀ 📷:@garetchristianphotog
Together we can make a difference....see it? Pick it up. My friend #MehganHeanyGrier and I doing our part. This is just a 4 square inch area of beach...once you see one...you see the millions of others. Can you imagine if every person on the planet did this?! #PasticPollution #MicroPlastics #SaveourPlanetFromUs #Ocean #PlasticKills #PlasticPollutionCoalition #BeachTrash #ManhattanBeach #SeeItPickItUp
LEGO fun fact: The word “Lego” was derived from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’ which translates to ‘play well.’ The company started in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark. He started making wooden toys in 1932 and his company was named LEGO two years later. . What are your ideas to build (pun intended!) a better world? . . . . #lego #playwell #build #leavetheearthbetterthanyoufoundit #toys #christmas #woodentoys #fullcircle #sustainablegifts #denmark #billund #circulareconomy #biodegradable #plasticfootprint #cleanseas #microplastics #protectwhatyoulove #protectwhereyouplay #ditchsingleuseplastic #funfacts
Beach Clean-Up Project!!! With every thousand followers I gain I promise to post photos of me with one less item of clothing missing from my body while picking up trash off the beach! 1,000 MORE FOLLOWERS=NAKED LADY=HAPPY PLANET🌎 !!!!!! For a full year now I have been cleaning up beaches by myself on the weekends at home in the freezing cold, sorting and recycling hundreds of pounds of trash that I find. I was inspired to do this because of the organization @4ocean . I want to kick this project up a notch by picking up even more trash and losing the clothing while I’m at it! Please help me in this mission to treat this beautiful planet with the respect it deserves! 🙏 #westcoastbestcoast #plasticfree #planetorplastic #plasticplanet #greenmatters #4ocean #saveouroceans #ocean #beach #nature #environmentalist #greenissexy #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #microplastics #saveourplanet #nakedwoman #naked #bikinibabes #bikinimodel #bigassbooty #pawgbooty #bootybootybooty #freetheboobies #freethenipple
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago Illinois, USA has statues of marine animals that are entirely made out of littered plastic. How cool is that! Go @shedd_aquarium ! A great way to turn something awful into something beautiful. It really makes you think! 🌎 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 🌍 🌏 #earth #enviorment #endangeredspecies #rainforest #ocean #plasticbags #riseup #water #wecandoit #awesome #learn #bethechange #climatechange #globalwarming #climatemarch #takeastand #reusablebags #microplastics #seaturtles #greenturtles #plastic #art #creative #marinelife
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) survey, microplastic waste of about 90 aircraft carriers is flowed into the ocean every year. These broken plastics that cannot be broken down are eaten by animals. It is extremely difficult to be cleaned up. Marine life can get caught and be killed. So I made this website. After entering the website, you became a salvager who salvage these dead animals. You have to give them a death notice. The notice is written like this: Scotoplanes, commonly known as the sea pig, live on deep ocean bottoms, passed away unpeacefully at deep sea bed on Tuesday 27th November 2018 age 9 month. According to the body that was salvaged, it can be determined that the murderer is a Coca-Cola bottle that is broken down into micro-plastics. It will be sadly missed by its family, deep sea friends and its lover. As a salvage, I wrote down this death notice. I hope paradise has no plastic.’ #webdesign #noaa #microplastics #seaanimals #kill #marinelife #plastic #c4d #graphicdesign #plasticintheocean
Follow @acommonman.in Earlier this year, a study by New Delhi-based non-profit Toxics Link had established the presence of microplastics in Indian cosmetic products. As many as 250 sites were surveyed by these groups across India for a brand audit and surprisingly a lots of big names came in to light. . . . #india #indian #world #usa #europe #food #foodstagram #foodporn #foodphotography #foodie #foodies #awareness #aware #healthyfood #health #microplastics #environment #bethechange #bonappetit #toxic #government #govt #beverage #drinks
Successful dog #plalk today - that’s if success means pulling another small bag of trash/plastic out of the #waterways and ocean. The #Rowanator and I went dog #plalking here in #tkpk just in the neighborhood and most of what we grabbed was in the street at the curb, which means it travels down the system all the way to end up in the ocean. The #Rowanator tells us how and what we found in this video. #citizenscience #stoptheplasticwave #oceanresilience #resilience #resilientcities #precovery #precoverymindset - - What we saw today was a good example of what travels from where we are as far away as the shores of Scotland but also litters the beaches, sea floor and floating garbage patches in locations near and far. In our clean up a few months ago, we saw many of these same objects and pieces of them broken down on the banks of the islands in the #Anacostia . We need to be smarter about our production amounts and types, purchasing power and the waste and recycling systems, even as we continue clean up. - - The just released report on what’s in the gut of turtles worldwide is staggering. 7 species in the Atlantic, Pacific and Med - all turtles tested had some #plastics , in this case mostly black and blue #plasticbasedfibers , but there was some #microplastics . Every single turtle in the sampling. We can do better.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE #microplastics #plastic #ocean #beach Start now !!
Really sad. One small section of seaweed approximately 8cm by 8cm at Mawgan Porth today. There’s almost more plastic than seaweed and it stretches as far as the eye can see. This isn’t China or India, it’s Cornwall and I fear it’s too late to reverse... @surfersagainstsewage #plasticpollution #cornwall #microplastics #mawganporth #kernow #cornwall
Our little #yorkie doesn’t mind giving us one of her poop 💩 bags so we can pick up #microplastics on our #beach walk. Just doing our part @4ocean 🌊 #iLoveFOLA #FOrtLAuderdale #LoveFOLA #A1A #SaltLife #dogsofinstagram #ocean #yorkiesofinstagram #dogslife 🐶
Ask your server not to bring you a straw!! Build that habit! Straws have an average lifetime of 20mins... but can take so many years to decompose (and indefinitely longer if it ends up in the landfill!) . . . . . . . #sealife #marineorganism #plasticpollution #plastics #microplastics #healthylifestyle #california #bodegabay #stopsingleuseplastic #singleuseplastics #passonplastic #zerowaste #photography #microplastic #womeninscience #plasticart #graphicdesign
Become a part of the sustainable wave of change. #livegiveheal #cobobottle
What a beautiful day for a beach clean! This morning we got together with our friends @asociacion_ondine and their program, Dos Manos, to clean part of the beach here in Port de Pollença. Although our beach is relatively clean in comparison to many, we only had to scratch beneath the surface to find micro plastics and other unwanted rubbish (cigarette butts are everywhere) just *not* wasting away. It's a sad reality but there's still time to do something about it. Let's try rethinking the way we interact with our surroundings (and dispose of things properly) and try to avoid plastics where possible. Effective little changes we could all make in 2019: * Recycle/reuse/donate * Use a bag for life. * Use a refillable bottle/reusable straw. * Only ever put the 3 P's in the toilet: Pee, Poop & Paper (not including wet wipes of any kind). * Use a bamboo toothbrush. * Replace kitchen sponges for a wooden brush with organic fibres/coconut husk 'sponge' or old cotton towels (all biodegradable or compostable). #beachclean #microplastics #plasticpollution #newyearsresolution #saynotoplastic #everylittlehelps #thetramuntanaway #portdepollença #mallorca #mallorca2018 #missiondeepblue
Side by side details of 24 and 48 hour recharge. Recharge, as in how many times the ocean deposited its unwanted plastic onto beaches worldwide. Plastic recharge is a probable indicator of how much plastic is in the local water column. The beachs @montanadeoro are comparatively clean. It is rare to find charismatic mega-trash. What isn’t rare is the myriad of small plastics that kill wildlife just as readily as plastic bags and fishing nets. Corporations must find plastic alternatives if we want our marine environment to remain the sustainable food source we use it for. The final images are of a research article demonstrating that all sea turtles swimming in the ocean are carrying a microplastic and plastic fiber load in their guts—-😔. The long term health consequences of long term microplastic exposure is unknown. #gumaeliusart #plastic #sucks #plasticfree #stop #corporate #environmental #freeloading #collageart #collage #painting #artwithpurpose #art #science #microplastics #marine #biology #marinebiology #ocean #awareness
Beautiful perranporth scattered with #microplastics , #fishingnet and #plastic 💔 This year buy local eco friendly presents that are truly needed and wrap them in recyclable paper (don't use selotape but string instead)! 🌲
48 hour recharge. The tide rolls four times and each time the ocean deposits reminders that the marine environment doesn’t want our plastic. Details of collage in following images. What is constant is the accumulation of plastic, minute by minute, day by day the plastic that rolls onto beaches all over the world is indicative of a plastic induced ecological catastrophe. Thanks to our corporate sponsors for this plastic moment. Thanks to our sponsors for all the plastic propaganda to remind us how much disregard the corporate freeloaders @reeses @butterfinger @nestle @nestlechocolates @plinefishing @icebreakers @jollyrancher @clifbar @werthersoriginalus have for our environment in this case our oceans. Corporations lie, don’t believe the hype—corporations are not about long term sustainability—#plastic #kills #environment #wildlife #habitat #tide #pacific #ocean #art #artist #foundart #collage #meditation #california #washington #oregon #losangeles #seattle #sandiego #gumaeliusart #science #microplastics #shells #seashell #fishing #fishinglife #corporate #lies #longterm #abalone
We are giving $1500 to anyone out there who has a viable invention to clean up #microplastics DM us if you know of anyone. #Repost @christinedfromnyc with @get_repost ・・・ 90% of seabirds have plastic in their bellies AND SO DO YOUR BABIES! Unless you live high in the mountains of Nepal - which is still questionable - you, your babies, your loved ones, your pets and your plants all who drink water have little pieces of plastic in them and we have no idea how they are affecting us. If you know of anyone working in microplastic cleanup - please send my way. @goodhomeco will donate $1500 to any #inventor #NGO #school or organization who has a viable way to rid our waters of these and needs money to take it to the next level.#bethechange #themoreyouknow #microplastics #detoxyourhome #consciousnessrising #conservation #earthprotectors #earthguardians #oceanconservation #waterislife #ocean #pollution #teachersofinstagram #kidswillchangetheworld #truthtopower #levelup #sustainable
90% of seabirds have plastic in their bellies AND SO DO YOUR BABIES! Unless you live high in the mountains of Nepal - which is still questionable - you, your babies, your loved ones, your pets and your plants all who drink water have little pieces of plastic in them and we have no idea how they are affecting us. If you know of anyone working in microplastic cleanup - please send my way. @goodhomeco will donate $1500 to any #inventor #NGO #school or organization who has a viable way to rid our waters of these and needs money to take it to the next level.#bethechange #themoreyouknow #microplastics #detoxyourhome #consciousnessrising #conservation #earthprotectors #earthguardians #oceanconservation #waterislife #ocean #pollution #teachersofinstagram #kidswillchangetheworld #truthtopower #levelup #sustainable
Helping out with a beach clean-up initiative to not only pick up garbage but also clean up micro-plastic. I was shocked how much plastic particles were hidden in the sand. Especially because this beach seems pretty pristine in comparison to other countries or bigger beaches. However when we started sieving the sand every batch had at least a couple of particles micro plastic, from small white balls to red, blue, blank and green small pieces of plastic. Plus SO MANY cigarette butts. Today certainly changed my view on our plastic problem and how pervasive it is. This is not the kind of world we want to pass on to our children. 💗 #BeachCleanUp #Ibiza #SesSalines #PlasticProblem #MicroPlastics #TimeForChange #SaveThePlanet #GaiaLove #BeTheChange
Manta Trawl in action. If you want to get involved as an student to write your thesis in relation with microplastics, you can send an email to karen@mantatrust.org with your CV. #mantaray #microplastics #marinepollution #marinedebris #trawlshareprogram #cozumel #islamujeres #student #ocean #research #marinescience #awareness #changingtheworld #caribbean #boat #science #conservation @5gyres @mantatrust @oceangiantstrust
Living Coral 🔥🌊 the newly announced @pantone color of the year 2019. My very first thought of this was our planet and the urgently horrible situation of oceans & coral reefs that are suffering from thoughtless human behavior and pollution. I've watched several ocean documentaries (reeeeally LOVE documentaries!!) e.g. A Plastic Ocean, and it's scary how bad the situation has been for such a long time. Please recycle, choose renewable energy, buy consciously and spread the word. . . . #livingcoral #pantone #coloroftheyear #2019 #coloroftheyear2019 #plasticocean #netflix #documentary #oceans #coralreefs #pollution #plastic #microplastics #planetearth
#Repost @greenpeace with @download_repost ・・・ Whales are increasingly at risk from microplastics in the oceans, according to a new study. Species such as whale sharks and basking sharks, which feed through filtering seawater for plankton, are ingesting the tiny particles of indigestible plastic which are swimming in oceans around the world. Some of these species have evolved to swallow hundreds or even thousands of cubic metres of seawater a day, but taking in microplastic can block their ability to absorb nutrients, and may have toxic side-effects. #NoPlastic . . . #ourblueworld to be featured
#タラを思う朝 2年半の航海を経て、#海洋探査船 タラ号が母港ロリアンに戻る。タラの軌跡を追ってやるべき事はたくさん。写真は福岡のタラ。 Congrats tara! For safely back home Lorient after 2.5 years #expeditions of #Pacific ocean! Thank you so much for enlightenment and study for ocean, #microplastics and coral reefs. So happy to work with you always! Photos from last year, stopover to our city, Fukuoka 🇯🇵 #Lorient ! @taraexpeditions supported by @agnesb_officiel @agnes_b_senga #taraexpéditions #taraexpeditions #tarapacific #taraoceans #タラ号 #タラ号太平洋プロジェクト #タラ号の冒険 #merci_taraexpéditions #ありがとうタラ号 #always_prayers_for_taraexpeditions #いつも心にタラ号を#merci_agnès #coral #coralreef #microplastic #マイクロプラスチック #plankton #プランクトン #Pacific #Mer #ocean #keepoceanclean
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