Plastic Pollution and its impact on the Oceans [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

Plastic pollution poses a threat to human health and harms and kills marine life. Scientists estimate that if we don’t change our ways, the ocean will have more plastic by weight than fish by 2050. Avoiding the use of single-use disposable plastic items like bags, straws, and bottles is one tangible way for individuals and communities to help. Together we can solve this problem and … Continue reading Plastic Pollution and its impact on the Oceans [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

The Big Spring Beach Clean: Head for the beach, river or mountain for the UK’s biggest clean-up

Around 30,000 volunteers at 500 beach, river, city and mountain locations across the UK are expected to take part in the Big Spring Beach Clean between 6 April and 14 April. The UK’s biggest coordinated beach clean-up, organised by Surfers Against Sewage, will see volunteers across the UK removing plastic from natural spaces including mountains, as well as contributing to the UK’s biggest ever Plastic … Continue reading The Big Spring Beach Clean: Head for the beach, river or mountain for the UK’s biggest clean-up

“Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong, with his a focus on conservation and social impact projects, creates artwork that is designed to go viral and to drive conversation. For his latest project, Strawpocalypse, the Vietnam-based photographer gathered 168,000 plastic straws to create an art installation that represents the parting of the sea which reveals the plastics hiding within. It is estimated that as many as 8.3 billion plastic … Continue reading “Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws

Straw No More: 10-year-old Molly Steer’s mission to help the world stop single-use plastic

Living on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Queensland, 10-year-old Molly Steer has seen first-hand the impact of plastic pollution on the marine life that she adores. Deeply passionate about the subject, Molly Steer was inspired to make change happen on a school-wide level after watching the documentary film A Plastic Ocean, which explores the fragile state of the oceans and the alarming truths … Continue reading Straw No More: 10-year-old Molly Steer’s mission to help the world stop single-use plastic

Urban Mermaid Lindsay Cole swimming the Thames to raise awareness of single-use plastics

Urban Mermaid Lindsay Cole is donning her tail to swim 200 miles down the Thames to raise awareness about the affect single-use plastic is having on the environment. Lindsay Cole set off on November 2 from Lechdale in Gloucestershire to swim down to Teddington, south London, while dressed as a mermaid. Along the way, the urban mermaid has been collecting plastic to show how “we’re choking … Continue reading Urban Mermaid Lindsay Cole swimming the Thames to raise awareness of single-use plastics

Use Less Plastic in Your Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

What exactly does it mean to throw something “away”? First of all, “away” isn’t in a land far, far away. It’s somewhere in our environment where we live, eat, sleep, and play. Every day, garbage is shoved into giant holes called landfills – right here on planet Earth. So, how can you use less plastic in your home? Here are some tips. via Use Less Plastic … Continue reading Use Less Plastic in Your Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The Plastic Project looking for adventure/photo activists to contribute to an images resource

  The last five years especially here at the plastic project have been about creating a resource of images from across the planet, that is accessible to any school, college or individual that would like them. As well as shooting thousands of images ourselves we have also drawn in some of the best surf and adventure […] via Adventure/Photo Activists Required — Continue reading The Plastic Project looking for adventure/photo activists to contribute to an images resource

Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Land/Sea is an exhibition which explores the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment. Land/Sea – which is a Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition and is currently on display at Aberyswyth Arts Centre – includes selected groups of work from artist Mike Perry’s series Môr Plastig (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), in which he collects and forensically photographs plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the … Continue reading Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Plastic Patrol founder, Lizzie Carr, paddles New York’s Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

British environmentalist Lizzie Carr is expected today to complete her eight-day paddleboarding venture, taking in the length of New York’s Hudson River, to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Covering 170 miles in eight days, the environmentalist and adventurer began her journey on 6 September at the start of the tidal river in Albany, New York State. She has also been collecting water samples so microplastic levels in … Continue reading Plastic Patrol founder, Lizzie Carr, paddles New York’s Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

Kids Against Plastic campaigning to reduce use of the BIG 4 plastic polluters

Kids Against Plastic are aiming to educate people of the UK on the negative effects of single-use plastic on the environment. The campaigning group was set up by sisters Amy and Ella Meek two years, who alongside their parents, decided that they couldn’t sit back and do nothing about the amount of single-use plastic pollution they were seeing going to landfill, onto streets, flowing into rivers, and reaching the far reaches of the world’s … Continue reading Kids Against Plastic campaigning to reduce use of the BIG 4 plastic polluters