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Best out of waste Plastic-busting initiatives keeping our oceans clean

Ocean initiatives

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in consumption of plastic. The problem lies not just with the inconceivable amount of plastic waste generated, but also the amount which enters the ocean. Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year; it is clear that despite their significant levels of dedication, innovation and investment, clean-ups alone cannot tackle the sheer volume of plastic waste in the ocean. The crisis demands governments, innovators, …[Read more]

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Marine Pollution Top 10 items littering our coasts

The oceans, covering more than 70% of earth’s surface, play a pivotal role in maintaining the ecological balance of the planet by serving as a major heat and carbon sink. Despite their starring roles in mitigating weather extremes and generating the oxygen we breathe, our callous attitude towards ocean pollution has bought this engine of life under major threat. Research into plastic pollution in the ocean shows that “less than 20% of leakage originates from …[Read more]

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Insight 5 key facts about plastic that are sure to inspire lifestyle edits

environmental impact of plastic waste

Plastic is cheap. Plastic is convenient. Plastic is everywhere. It is in the cosmetics that we use, the clothes we wear and even in the food we eat and the water we drink. Plastic has many properties which make it ideal for many applications. It is increasingly difficult to buy things without consuming plastic in some form or the other. Its ubiquitous presence in our world has caused plastic to suffocate our oceans, choke our …[Read more]

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A wild deal 8 surprising ways animals are helping us

World wildlife day 2021

Quantifying the devastating impact of human activity on the planet, WWF’s Living Planet Index reveals that the “population abundance of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish has decreased by more than half in less than 50 years.” Simply put- Earth’s natural biodiversity and wildlife have borne the cost of human dominance and capitalism. If we imagine this planet as a huge organisation and the relationship between humans and animals a partnership, then our non-human partners …[Read more]