A single ship lost only seven containers, of which six contained plastic pallets. When the storm was over, the water was so polluted that local fishery was threatened. This is an example of how much impact "individual" and "isolated" incidents can have on whole regions and beyond.
The amount of people taking care of our environment is strongly increasing. In this article, we would like to show you positive examples of sustainable behavior in the fashion world and how this helps our earth to change.
On Wednesday, October 24, the European Parliament decided to follow through with the ban of single use plastics with 571 to 53 votes. This new law should be implemented from 2021 on. Together we will try to have a look at the nature of the proposal and the way it needs to become a true victory for all of mother earth.
Every area of the ocean is polluted, and according to a study made by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, 99.9% is plastic. Around 10 million tons of plastic and other kind of waste entered the ocean only in 2010.
Every year 5,6 trillion cigarettes are smoked, of which 4,5 trillion end up in the environment. Almost all filters are made out of cellulose acetate – a form of plastic which takes up to twelve years to degrade. These filters not only harm the environment but can also INCREASE the risk of lung cancer.
Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. This pollution can often be prevented from entering our ocean. Here are some simple individual actions which you can take to solve this global issue.