Now, when we say fishing equipment, we do not mean the fishing industry in general. That is a whole other kettle of fish! We are talking about discarded or broken fishing lines that are left on the beach from beach fishing.
Clean Beach Initiative volunteers find a lot of straws on the beach in Barcelona, especially during the sunnier months.
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.
Cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles have been grouped together because they’re often found simultaneously.
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!
Over the next five weeks we will post our top five rubbish villains along with their supervillain counterparts. Keep reading to see if you agree with our selection!
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.
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.
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.
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.