A tough picture to look at, but an important one. Ghost nets that wash up on coastlines entangle millions of marine life each year. Building awareness is how we can stop being reactive and instead respond in a way that's proactive. .
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no lie the plastic problem would be over in a week💁🏼♀️
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🙋🏼♀️WHO’S DOWN TO GO PLASTIC FREE FOR JULY?!🙋🏼♀️
We’re turning our planet plastic. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists somewhere. That first single use plastic bottle of yours is still on this planet. And with only 9% of plastic ever recycled, we’ve got to put a hard stop on plastic production. Period. We need alternative options to plastic and we need them STAT. Secondly, we need to collect and recycle the current plastic polluting our oceans and lands into usable, made-to-last items. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Take action with me. July first marks the start of #plasticfreejuly , a global movement to go plastic free. I’ll be doing it and judging hard to anyone who doesn’t (kidding…but seriously, let’s all make an effort to reduce our plastic use).
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Bolivia’s Climate Change-induced Water Crisis:
Photo by James Whitlow Delano @jameswhitlowdelano for @everydayclimatechange :
The glaciers of Huayna Potosi above 5,300m (17,400ft) look thick and formidable but the Andes are getting warmer and drier, due to climate change, and there is less run off to feed the altiplano, as Bolivia confronts an intensifying water crisis. The Andes’ tropical glaciers are particularly vulnerable to climate change shrinking by an average of 30-50% since the 1970s, according to Antoine Rabatel, researcher at the Laboratory for Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics in Grenoble, France. Glaciologist predict that the much larger glaciers, this one included on the highest Andean peaks Huayna Potosi, Condoriri and Illimani will all be gone in 30 years, maximum.
While it might not sound that appetizing, new research shows you probably ingest that weight of plastic a week without realizing.
People around the world are consuming about 5 grams of microplastic a week, according to new research from the University of Newcastle, Australia commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. That’s more than 250 grams a year – equivalent to a small plastic jar for every person.
Most was consumed through water, including both bottled and tap. Of the consumables studied, the highest volume of plastic was found in shellfish, beer and salt.
The findings expose a new aspect of the debate. While most of us are aware of the volume of plastic flowing into the environment, and know that better disposal and recycling policies are needed, this report shows the scale may be more widespread than initially estimated. Image: WWF Content: World Economic Forum ...