Posts tagged with "plastic pollution"

The Hongkong Plastic Disaster
Plastic in Ecosystems · November 27, 2018
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.

How you can make a difference · November 05, 2018
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.

How you can make a difference · October 30, 2018
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.

Plastic in Ecosystems · October 21, 2018
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.

How you can make a difference · October 12, 2018
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.

Plastic in Ecosystems · October 06, 2018
Every day 2.000 textile factories dump 280 tons of toxic chemicals and 20.000 tons of waste into a river that is the primary water supply for 25 million people.

Plastic in Ecosystems · September 25, 2018
A vortex of trash that is circling the ocean and distributes plastic into every corner of the sea.

September 25, 2018
Learn about Photodegradation: The process through which plastics are disintegrated in ever smaller particles by sunlight.

How you can make a difference · August 13, 2018
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.

The Basics of Plastic Pollution · August 07, 2018
Spare a few seconds to get an overview over the scope of the global plastic crisis. We prepared the most important facts and numbers for you.

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The Clean Beach Initiative was founded by the yoga brand „Southern Shores“. “Southern Shores” sells sustainable and 100% plastic free yoga products. However we realized that only preventing new waste from entering the environment by selling sustainable yoga products is not enough. This is why the Clean Beach Initiative was founded. We started by conducting beach clean-ups in Barcelona/Spain, and are currently planning clean-ups in Hamburg/Germany. Our clean-ups in Barcelona have already gained phenomenal traction and each Saturday many dedicated volunteers help us to cleanup the Barceloneta beach. Everyone is highly welcome to join our beach cleanups in Barcelona. We are also very happy about people that want to help us organizing our upcoming clean-ups in Hamburg/Germany.