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1/. QUESTION: Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#COP26Glasgow #cop26plastics #COP26 #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #plasticpollution #ClimateJustice #FridaysForFuture
2/. “Every single grape wrapped in plastic! What the actual f***!”

You would probably be outraged like my friend Diane was! #COP26Glasgow #COP26 #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticfree
3/. CONFESSION

The individually wrapped grapes in the video aren’t real

But the passion fruit were

& so is this footage from Sierra Leone

& so was Diane’s reaction

& so too was the outrage you perhaps felt

It’s time to channel the outrage into action
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Vivimos en un mundo lleno de plástico.
En nuestra vida diaria utilizamos mucho plástico; la mayoría de este es de UN SOLO USO y, una vez deshechado, termina contaminando el suelo y el océano.
¡¿Sabías que en Argentina se desechan 12 MILLONES de botellas plásticas DIARIAMENTE?! Image
Para el 2050 habrá 33 MIL MILLONES de TONELADAS de plásticos acumulados.
Más de 500 especies de animales marinos son afectados por estos residuos y nosotros no somos excepción.
¡¡ESTAMOS CONSUMIENDO PLÁSTICO AL COMER Y BEBER AGUA POTABLE!!
Consumimos 5g de plástico semanalmente.
En la actualidad podemos encontrar la enorme isla de basura GPGP (Great Pacific Garbage Patch) que aumenta constantemente su tamaño.
En todo el mundo se utiliza el PET (Politereftelato de Etileno) en donde una botella requiere 450 años para descomponerse. Image
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(3/…) These designers used five tons of plastic ocean waste to create a whale.

#whales #oceans #plasticpollution #sustainability #wildlife via @ArtForOurPlanet

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In the century since its invention, plastic has become a #Pollution nightmare. Much is designed to be used just once. And much is. Yet billions are being invested in making more.

📢 Our special on #PlasticPollution and #Fossifuels is live! 📢
Despite #ClimateGoals set around the world, including increases in #SolarPower and other #RenewableEnergy, the fossil fuel sector is not about to turn its back on hydrocarbons. It has seen a beacon of hope in plastics, an industry to which it already has deep connections.
#SingleUsePlastic, like this shampoo sachet, is what fossil fuel companies are betting on to secure future profits.
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Incubation in the #Anthropocene
Or "The bird that mistook its eggs 🥚🥚 for a plastic container"
🙄 This is its story: ⬇️ Thread ⬇️
This Kentish #plover pair incubated a nest of two eggs 🥚🥚 for 22 days, until it was preyed upon by a fox 🦊. But the fox left a strange "egg" 🧐 inside the nest. The female has continued to incubate it for weeks. In #albuferadevalencia
At the beginning of May 2021 the Kentish plover female laid 2 eggs. 🧐 Can you spot them in this photo? Some pairs are able to camouflage them very effectively.
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On Saturday, I led 30 young Community Recycling Champions to observe the #EarthDay2021 as one of the strategies in implementing the #MissionZeroPlastic initiative in #KwaraState. The CRCs #CleanUpTanke and recovered 211 Kg (5,908)
@Areai4Africa

#Recycle4Education #AREAixTCCF
5,908 #Pet #plastic were recovered from Item7, Tanke Oke - Odo to Bovas Filling Station, Tanke (3.2 Km and 7 mins walk, thanks to @googlemaps).

This shows the high level of #plasticpollution in Tanke alone.

Thanks to all #volunteers that participated in the clean-up.

#plastic
Just imagine the volume of #plastic we would have recovered if we covered the whole Tanke, #Ilorin

The #MissionZeroPlastic Initiative is proudly sponsored by the #CocaColaFoundation @TheCocaColaCo and implemented by @areai4africa @EcowarriorsNG

@followKWSG
@DrJamila_Bio
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1/. QUESTION: Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#EarthDay #EarthDay2021 #ClimateAction #plasticpollution #ClimateLeadersSummit
2/. You’d probably be outraged, like my friend Diane was! #EarthDay
3/. CONFESSION...

The ‘individually wrapped grapes’ in the video aren’t real...

But this footage from Haiti is...

And so was Diane’s reaction...

And so too was the outrage you perhaps felt....

It’s time to channel that outrage into action. #EarthDay
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Putting on my #lunarnewyear vest on top of my sweats & stopping virtually by the #SericaGala2021 to give a hand 👏 to @supchinanews #AnlaCheng & to Dr. Richard Park, Founder & Former CEO, @CityMD & now CEO, #RendrPhysicians—a Serica 2021 #SocialImpact Leadership Award Honoree. 👋 ImageImageImageImage
#Rockefellers on my 🖥. Congrats to legendary philanthropists Susan & David Rockefeller, Serica's 2021 #SocialImpact Legendary Award Honorees! #sericagala2021

A legacy of #China-#US partnership including via the Asian Cultural Council asianculturalcouncil.org/about-acc/what… #family #art #nature ImageImage
Congrats & cheers to all the Serica honorees!
Jane Sun, Dr. Richard Park, Sharon Chan, Susan & David Rockefeller

@supchinanews #sericagala2021 ImageImageImageImage
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To achieve our ambition of a 2% increase in #tree canopy cover across #Cambridge, we need businesses & residents to plant #trees on privately owned land to accompany the 2,000 trees being planted on @camcitco public land.

Here's a thread of how to plant, the Cambridge way:
Step 1 of 12: (If planting in grass) Cut away turf using spade
Step 2 of 12: Dig a pit to accommodate your new #tree, ensuring it is wide and deep enough for the bare roots or root ball of your tree
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Great to hear @joonlau kicking off 3 days of the @WANIFRA_Asia Digital Media Leaders conference. Huge line-up, about innovation, product development, revenue diversification and more. #journbiz Image
1st #DigitalMediaAsia session: - Joe Kahn (@nycscribe), Managing Editor of @nytimes, in conversation with @garyliu of @SCMPNews - two giants of digital innovation and revenue diversification. As Liu says, online events supports global knowledge sharing like this. #journbiz
.@nycscribe says 2020 upheavals have driven engagement "beyond what we had witnessed in the past. And we were in a good position to harvest some of this because we've had some years of focusing on digital engagement." (See more: nytimes.com/2020/05/06/bus…) #DigitalMediaAsia)
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An amazing turn out today, thank you all so much! 😊 I think I counted 33 bags in total collected in just 2 hours! That’s 33 bags of plastic saved from entering our water systems 🐟🐟😊😊
We saw 8 masks, 3 bottles of wee, a poo filled sock 🤢 a tyre and way too many costa and Starbucks cups. We even managed to collect 2 sacks of fully recyclable litter and put them for recycling. Fabulous job everyone!!!!
Thank you @Lisaandjamie1 you are litter heroes! Especially after retrieving that tyre! 😊👏👏👏
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We don’t give up easily. Will be on it till @iamsrk takes the plastic down. It started as a Fan’s req to his fav Actor but now its a symbolic war against blatant & obnoxious use of poisonous plastic. @iamsrk hope u knw this 👇🏼 is what ur plastic sheets will do? #plasticpollution Image
This needs to be our motivating force:- https://t.co/7sSU0nSmsh
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Back from the 1970s! In the new episode of the podcast, I explore the history of science on plastic pollution. Meet the scientists who drew attention to the problem long before it was widely discussed - and hear their stories:
soundcloud.com/plastisphere-p… #environment #history
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If you’re heading to Bangsaen Beach this weekend you might want to turnaround now and go home. Unless your hotel has a nice swimming pool you won’t be able to swim in the sea due to all the plastic rubbish that has been washed up #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
Further down Bangsaen Beach it’s a bit cleaner, though I’m not sure if it’s advisable to swim in the sea. I saw some glass bottles among the plastic. The weather is stormy at the moment and so most, though not all of the rubbish, is being washed up. #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
Municipal workers are doing a beach clean up but really they are only scratching the surface. You need an army of people here to clean up Bangsaen Beach. But then, the next storm will just wash up even more. It will only stop when humans stop dumping rubbish in waterways ImageImageImageImage
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As the 50th anniv. of #EarthDay approaches, let’s look now at an image you would NOT have seen on April 22, 1970: the recycling logo.

It’s a story of Escher and environmental hope, of celebrities and greenwashing, of industry manipulation and—spoiler alert--#plasticpollution. Image
It all started soon after the first Earth Day when Gary Anderson, a student at @USC, learned that the Container Corporation of America had launched a contest to design a recycling symbol.
Anderson was a big fan of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, whose work had become increasingly popular among ecologists and the counterculture. Esher’s pictures—such as this one of birds changing into fish—appeared in Rolling Stone, Ramparts, and the Whole Earth Catalog in 1970. Image
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The amount of plastic packaging sent to me in the last 2 months. All from whisky companies and retailers. All of it is theoretically recyclable, yet only 7% of councils will accept it... all now destined for landfill. This has to stop. Image
Seriously, if anyone has any suggestions for what to do with this pile (aside from reuse and pop the bubbles in an effort to calm down) I’m all ears.
PS. Decided to cover this topic in my first column for @Whisky_Magazine #plasticpollution #plasticpackaging Image
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
#sustainability
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
overshootday.org
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.
medium.com/newco/our-cons…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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Plastic always finds a way.

We removed this plastic ring from around the skink's neck in the middle of a forest in Madagascar, 1h walking distance to the nearest human settlement.

I don't think most people realise the extent of #PlasticPollution across the globe.
Over the past years I've been to a handful of places without any system of garbage disposal. There you literally 'take the trash outside'.

This is a common sight in Mutsamudu, #Comoros. All of it is plastic, whether single-use bags or microwave parts.
These places have so many underlying issues that lead to this kind of pollution: a dependency on (packaged) goods for survival, a complete lack of infrastructure that forbids efficient garbage disposal, governments who don't act...
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Thread👇#Auburn Plastic Bag Ban resolution passed by voters auburnmassdaily.com/2019/05/berthi…
The bag ban resolution passed at the ballot box Yes 620. No 381 and 74 blanks #PasticPollution auburnguide.com/ArchiveCenter/…
Our Executive Committee member @RobertKearns testified at the Board of Selectman meeting for a bag ban. "The cost to the environment exceeds the cost to retailers" #mapoli #PlasticPollution auburnmassdaily.com/2018/09/select…
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Good question. Here's why treating plastics as one kind of thing in science and activism isn’t useful and can even cause harm.
A thread.
#plasticpollution #plasticspollution
Plastic = many polymers with many associated chemicals. A paper by @ChelseaRochman et al "Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite" warns that treating plastics as a single compound misses effects, sources & solutions
bit.ly/2VAuFZx
Likewise, single-use can include medical plastics, disposable packaging & other items. Conflating them can cause harm. E.g. straw bans: see @DisVisibility on how disabled people use straws to create livable worlds. #suckitableism
bit.ly/2UO1zBI
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BREAKING: Stand.earth acquires Borealis Centre for Environment and Trade Research, forms Stand Research Group stand.earth/latest/standea…
For 15+ years, Borealis' research has resulted in 100 corporate commitments & contributed to protection of 20+ million acres of wild spaces. Borealis has performed 383 research projects with 90+ clients including @amazonwatch @Greenpeace @NWF @NRDC @oceana @RAN @SierraClub @WWF
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Just back from another beach clean event, this one at Chessel Bay Nature Reserve, #Southampton. Thread...
At first sight, things look petty good. But start looking among and under vegetation and it's obvious that #plasticpollution is an issue. Lots of macro-litter, way more than can be collected in a single day..
Doesn't take long to collect a big bag of plastic crap. Only two syringes this time. The plastic fish are soy sauce containers. #plasticpollution
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I arrive at #ChesselBay for the beach clean and... 1st sight, things don't look as bad as they have in the past. I spot a bird pelvis in the water...
But dig a little in the substrate and... Oh dear, epic #plasticpollution...
Over 70 of us are on site. There's a really good turnout of younger people - that's really encouraging. Everyone works hard. #chesselbay #beachclean #plasticpollution
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Last December, I spent some hours here in Sant'Elena, a reserved and silent corner of Venice, taking in the waves and the beauty of a plastic-free environment. This happened... #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
I regained a renewed sense of hope, particularly for my country Nigeria, that we could really resolve this plastic crisis - which is driven by unethical production, consumption, and disposal worldwide. #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
Plastic is part of lifestyle in Nigeria. In 2015, @JambeckResearch listed Nigeria among the Top 20 Countries with the Worst Plastic Waste Management.
The first image tells how all that plastic get into the ocean. #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
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