Most people get that plastic is a major problem, but the extent of that problem eludes us.
"The joint commitment to climate action forged in Paris remains at the top of the geopolitical agenda despite the USA administration's repeated attempts to demolish it". That's a heck of a lot of plastic.
"By working with Manchester United to create new, stunning jerseys made with Parley Ocean Plastic, we hope that we can highlight the issue of plastic damaging our oceans, and ultimately encourage and inspire football fans to join us in creating a better environment for everyone", said Oliver Nicklisch, Adidas's Category product director.
The report outlines that large plastic pieces injure, suffocate and often kill marine animals, including protected and endangered species, such as sea turtles and monk seals but clarifies that it is microplastics - smaller and more insidious fragments - that have reached record levels of concentration of 1.25 million fragments per km2 in the Mediterranean Sea, nearly four times higher than in the "plastic island" found in the North Pacific Ocean. Such plastic fragments are eventually ingested by marine animals and thus enter the food chain. It literally starved to death.
Be conscious about how much energy you're using.
Sputnik: We hear about calamities all the time.
When we see images of sea creatures and sea birds being choked by plastic, usually it's fully intact pieces of waste. In the last few years, we have witnessed many corporations realizing their social responsibility and initiating some innovative ways to address this problem, which is a really positive development.
UK-wide there will be showings of the film A Plastic Ocean. "It is only by acting together that we can free our oceans, rivers, cities and lives from unnecessary plastic", concluded Di Carlo.
German marine microbiologist Julia Schnetzer shook her head as she pointed out items in a colourful wall display of plastic trash on the National Mall in Washington. Whether you live here or just visit for holidays, you can be involved and help us to #BeatPlasticPollution. I solemnly pledge to reduce and avoid the use of plastics and preserve Mother Nature for future generations. "I carry my own cloth bag to the market or shops", says Abhijith Muralidharan, a PhD Scholar at the Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry, CUSAT.
Use stainless steel, ceramic, or glass water bottles instead of plastic. NextWave is an honest attempt on the part of Dell and other participating companies to develop a sustainable model for reducing plastic waste.
Buy laundry detergent that comes in a box.
Canada is planning to adopt a zero-waste strategy and we will likely hear more about these concrete details during the G7 summit.
Refuse plastic at the dry cleaner.