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Clean-Up Time

Clean-Up Time

In past blogs, I’ve written about how plastic consumption is effecting our world, I talked about the things we can fix and the mistakes we’re making. This week I wanted to shine some light on some of the awesome work that is being done in this world to clean-up the huge plastic footprint we’ve been leaving.

 

   

 

 

This past week there was some fantastic news related to our pollution problems. The nonprofit organization, The Ocean Cleanup is focused on developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

The organization utilizes the ocean currents to the ultimate advantage. They are estimating that the passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

 

 

 

The passive system is comprised of a floater with a solid screen underneath, concentrating the debris and leading it to a collection system. It is slowed down by a drift anchor and suspended at 600 meters, making it move slower than the plastic and easy to catch it.

 

 

 

 

On February 13th, The Ocean Cleanup and the City of Alameda announced they have signed a lease for a portion of the former navel air station. The assembly will begin next month. This is so exciting, and I will keep you updated.

 

      

 

I love hearing how we can make a difference even when it feels impossible. and I wanted to share.

 

Till next week,

 

 

 

 

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Kantis Cares

Kantis Cares

Ta-da! Big exciting news to share with you all this week. If you’re already on our mailing list then you might know all about this announcement but if not, we would love to introduce you to Kantiscares.org!

 

 

It’s a special project that has been a passion of mine. The past year I’ve really gotten more involved in this cause because it’s truly important to me. I have talked about it quite a bit on the blog, and most of you know how passionate I am about the environment.

 

 

The website was created to inspire people to lead a plastic-free lifestyle, using earth-safe products that are purposefully disposed of to support the health of our world. Our vision is lofty…a plastic-free and Waste-Smart world.

 

 

I would love it if you visited the website and checked out all the resources we have there as well as followed us over on Instagram and/or Facebook. I know this isn’t gonna be an easy job but this vision holds a big place in my heart.

 

 

You will be hearing more from me on this topic and updates about the website including new projects. So stay tuned and thank you for being apart of this journey. 

 

Till Next Week,

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The Plastic Problem 

The Plastic Problem 

I’m back with another installment of let’s save the planet. I came across some very interesting yet a little more scientific facts on how plastics are effecting our planet and I want to share. The more we know the more motivated we are to make a change.

 

 

 

“One of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our planet is the accumulation and fragmentation of plastics,” explained David Barnes, a lead author and researcher for the British Antarctic Survey.

 

 

There is evidence mounting that the chemical building blocks that make plastics so virtual are the same comments that might harm people and the environment. Such as:

 

-Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies. Some of these have been found to alter hormones and have potential health effects.

-Plastic debris is laced with chemicals and get ingested by marine animals, which cannier or poison them.

-Floating plastic waste, can survive for thousands of years in water, can act as mini transportation devices for invasive species.

-Plastic buried deep in the landfills can leach chemicals in the groundwater.

 

 

 

Pretty heavy right? Think about what you can do today or this week to be less depended on plastics. Using a glass bottle at work, stop asking for plastic silverware when you don’t need them, using a glass or steel straw, bringing your own bags to the store, etc.

 

 

 

 

Till Next week,

 

 

 

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One Small Step

One Small Step

A few weeks back I told you about my new intentions to bring more awareness to a cause that’s close to my heart, the environment, and today I want to share some facts.

 

When we’re armed with knowledge we can make decisions from a place of truth and knowing. There is always a lot of information circling about what’s good for the environment and what’s bad. 

 

There is one small step we can all take that can make a huge difference for this planet we share, and that’s getting rid of plastic straws. I’m sure you’re aware of the insane amount of plastic we humans use every year. But let’s just start off with one-time use straws.

 

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You have been using plastic straws your whole life I bet. They come with our juice packs at school, and you get them in your water at every restaurant meal. Let’s do some math here. If there are 7 billion people on the planet and let’s say 3 billion use straws, and those 3 billion use 2 straws a day, that’s…6 billion straws in one day.

 

Now we don’t know if that number is true but we do know that one of the world’s biggest chain restaurants uses 60 million straws a day. That’s a lot of plastic garbage.

 

   

 

A few more facts to think about:

 

 -They can’t be recycled

-Most people use them once and throw them away

-They contain BPA, a harmful chemical

-It’s harmful to the environment to make straws, and the process uses fossil fuels

-Plastic straws are one of the top ten things found on our beaches

 

 

 

Make a change today. Make a choice to not use plastic straws and/or buy metal straws to use over and over.

 

 

 

 Til Next week,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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