#3 Villain of the Beach Clean Ups

Microplastics, whilst small in size, are just as dangerous as their larger counterparts. The quantity of microplastic in the sea is especially noticeable after a storm. The storms drudge up all the waste from the bottom of the sea and dispose of it on the beach. When this occurs, the Clean Beach Initiative Crew often do longer clean ups, or hold emergency one-off events to capture the waste before it re-enters the sea.

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#1 Villain of the Beach Clean Ups

The first villain in our list, yes you guessed it, it’s of course cigarette butts! Cigarette Butts are the most collected item during the beach clean up, by far!

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How Can I Fight Plastic Pollution?

Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. This pollution can often be prevented from entering our ocean. Here are some simple individual actions which you can take to solve this global issue.

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Cigarettes and their Environmental Impact

Every year 5,6 trillion cigarettes are smoked, of which 4,5 trillion end up in the environment. Almost all filters are made out of cellulose acetate – a form of plastic which takes up to twelve years to degrade. These filters not only harm the environment but can also INCREASE the risk of lung cancer.

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The EU Parliament agrees on “victory for our oceans”

On Wednesday, October 24, the European Parliament decided to follow through with the ban of single use plastics with 571 to 53 votes. This new law should be implemented from 2021 on. Together we will try to have a look at the nature of the proposal and the way it needs to become a true victory for all of mother earth.

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Plastic Recycling In Fashion

The amount of people taking care of our environment is strongly increasing. In this article, we would like to show you positive examples of sustainable behavior in the fashion world and how this helps our earth to change.

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What can Women do for the Environment?

Every woman in average uses 13,000 pads and tampons during her fertile life. Being these products some of the most polluting wastes, alternatives that are more environmentally friendly should be looked. There are some, but the best option for the planet is definitely the menstrual cup. That not only is reusable and lasts for years which means women can save a lot of money, but offers a better experience to them. It's time that women don't see themselves limited by their period, but freer.

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