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Why the plastic water bottle is public enemy number one

By | 2018-11-08T08:13:50+00:00 October 6th, 2018|News|

We use them once, dispose of and forget about them. But they’ll be causing damage long after we’ve gone, One million every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every year: right now that’s how many single-use plastic bottles are sold around the world, usually containing just water or soft drinks. Don’t

A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

By | 2018-11-08T08:15:58+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|News|

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be

Billions of Plastic Pieces Litter Coral in Asia and Australia

By | 2018-09-06T06:28:24+00:00 August 15th, 2018|News|

A plastic bottle wedged in coral on the Great Barrier Reef. A new study estimates that 11.1 billion plastic items are lodged in coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, increasing the risk of coral disease. Credit Dr. Kathryn Berry Joleah Lamb began her career as a coral biologist on the Great Barrier Reef.

OUR PLASTIC WASTE IS DESTROYING THE WORLD’S CORAL REEFS

By | 2018-08-08T12:18:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|News|

Our plastic lifestyle is killing coral reefs. A first-of-its-kind study published recently found that an estimated 11.1 billion pieces of ocean plastic trash are lodged in coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, increasing corals' susceptibility to potentially deadly diseases by as much as 89 percent. Scientists examined 124,884 corals at 159 reefs from Thailand to Australia, finding

7 Ways To Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution Today

By | 2018-08-08T11:57:26+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News|

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health worldwide. In spite of society’s many efforts to properly dispose of plastic waste, between 4 and 12 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the ocean each year—enough to cover every foot of coastline on the planet. And that amount is expected to more than

Australian town bans bottled water

By | 2018-08-08T11:59:41+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News|

Bundanoon ban deals blow to beverage industry as New South Wales government bans bottled water in state departments Residents of a rural Australian town have voted to ban the sale of bottled water. They are possibly the first community in the world to take such a step. Residents of Bundanoon cheered after their near-unanimous

Plastic Water Bottles – the stats and facts

By | 2018-08-08T12:08:17+00:00 December 6th, 2015|News|

A major issue to our oceans are water bottles and their caps.  One clean up in the Whitsundays in 2010 pulled 1,564 water bottle caps off one beach near Hamilton Island. For some reason we are all willing to buy water bottled from Italy or Fiji.  For starters this is crazy as it is more