Trash Isles: Call for plastic waste patch to get country status so leaders acknowledge the problem

LADbible has launched a campaign to have an expanding heap of plastic waste the size of France, penned as the Trash Isles, recognised by the UN to get government officials and leaders to take notice of the problem. Every year, eight million tons of plastic are dumped in waterways and oceans, entangling marine wildlife and breaking down into tiny pieces that are ingested by animals and often … Continue reading Trash Isles: Call for plastic waste patch to get country status so leaders acknowledge the problem

Seabin: Floating trash can helps to tackle ocean waste

Australian surfers have created the Seabin, a floating trash can-like device that siphons and captures floating debris, to help tackle ocean waste. The floating trash can, which can be installed in marinas, ports and yacht clubs, filters litter from the water. It is designed for sheltered bodies of water, where pollution is rampant and winds and currents move debris around. The Seabin prototype, which has been fully funded on Indiegogo, … Continue reading Seabin: Floating trash can helps to tackle ocean waste

Animal Watching: Animated animals gaze at passersby to raise awareness of habitat destruction

Motion graphics studio Maizz Visual projected animated animal heads onto trees at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival in Randall’s Island Park to raise awareness of habitat destruction. The installation, Animal Watching, projected huge animated images of animal heads – including an elephant, iguana, owl, a lion and more – onto the tree canopy at the electronic music festival held earlier this month. The intense gazes of the animated … Continue reading Animal Watching: Animated animals gaze at passersby to raise awareness of habitat destruction

Net-Works: Enabling fishing communities to sell waste fishing nets for carpet tile production

Net-Works is tackling the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities and supporting its second life as carpet tiles. A collaboration between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, Net-Works enable fishing communities in developing countries – including the Philippines and central Africa – to sell waste fishing nets into a global supply chain. … Continue reading Net-Works: Enabling fishing communities to sell waste fishing nets for carpet tile production

TAWAI: Documentary film examines what humanity can learn from indigenous cultures

TAWAI: A Voice from the Forest is a documentary film which examines indigenous people’s connection to nature and what humanity can learn from indigenous cultures. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. British explorer Bruce Parry travels the world meeting indigenous cultures to discover what the world can learn from them, and the … Continue reading TAWAI: Documentary film examines what humanity can learn from indigenous cultures

Bye Bye Plastic Bags: Banning plastic bags in Bali and beyond

Balinese sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen have together taken on the task to tackle Indonesia’s plastic pollution while awakening the world to the problem of single use plastics. Indonesia is the second largest plastic polluter in the world after China – its plastic waste accounts for 10% of marine plastic pollution. Due to the massive amounts of trash in the waters, when the wet season arrives … Continue reading Bye Bye Plastic Bags: Banning plastic bags in Bali and beyond

Head to the beach on Saturday 16 September 2017 for International Coastal Cleanup

Head to the nearest beach on Saturday 16 September and help clean up the oceans of waste that gets washed ashore for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers. Ocean … Continue reading Head to the beach on Saturday 16 September 2017 for International Coastal Cleanup

Lantana Furniture: Turning an invasive forest weed in India into furniture

Indigenous tribes in southwest India have found a solution for an invasive forest weed that causes harm to native plant species, by cutting the weed down and using it to create furniture. Lantana camara is an invasive weed that has spread through many forest ecosystems across India. It was brought into India from South America in 1809 as an ornamental shrub. It is now one of … Continue reading Lantana Furniture: Turning an invasive forest weed in India into furniture

Incredible facts about the ocean

Dd you know the heart of a blue whale is the size of an average Volkswagen car? Or that if we could capture 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could meet the world’s energy requirements five times over? Ireland-based company The Water Filter Men have put together this video of facts about the world’s ocean, which take up more than two-thirds of … Continue reading Incredible facts about the ocean

Green.TV’s five myths of climate change

Green.TV have produced a video short for the “climate confused” which looks into the myths of climate change. Taking a close and truthful look at the situation, Green.TV have sought to deconstruct five myths including “climate change is normal” and “there’s been a ‘pause’ in warming”. Green.TV was founded in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, with the sole purpose of using video to communicate … Continue reading Green.TV’s five myths of climate change