Violence and lawlessness in Madagascar threaten rainforest conservation

According to The Conversation, ‘fear and violence' are making it very difficult to conserve the Madagascan rainforest.

Ranomafana National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as a place where security has been deteriorating for some years. But things are getting much worse thanks to an escalation of raids on local villages, which have seen their staple crops stolen. The people are subsistence farmers with very few resources, and when they try to defend their crops they're attacked.

The local police chief, Heritiana Emilson Rambeloson, who arrived to investigate, was shot dead, and deaths aren't unusual. Jean François Xavier Razafindraibe was also killed recently when armed men raided his village.

Home to critically endangered lemurs and a tourist hot-spot

Ranomafana National Park is part of the Forests of Atsinanana, home to critically endangered lemurs including the golden bamboo lemur and the black-and-white ruffed lemur. It's a hot tourist spot, offering extraordinary landscapes, rare wildlife and friendly, mellow people. So far tourists haven't been affected by the uprise in violence, but it's only a matter of time.
Yet again, greed for gold is a culprit

Illegal gold panning in the forests is the source of the problems, an ongoing issue nobody seems to be able to resolve. The miners pollute the rivers, carry out mass deforestation, and kill and eat the rare wildlife. There are also armed cattle thieves, ‘dahalo' to deal with and they've apparently caused around four thousand deaths in the past half decade.

In 2017, the mayor of the ton of Ambalakindresy was shot dead in what locals believe was a ‘hit', arranged to stop his plans to rid the region of the dahalo and gold miners. Gold mining activity has been escalating ever since. And the people are terrified, which is affecting local research and conservation efforts. Every village in the area is afraid, despite the police's robust response to recent attacks in the shape of 80 more police.

The increased insecurity in the region speaks about a wider problem of disrespect for the law in Madagascar. But good, solid governance is vital to develop the country's economy and fight to save its irreplaceable biodiversity.

Will a new leader strengthen conservation efforts in Madagascar?

Madagascar is due to elect a new leader on 19th December. Let's hope a change in leadership might also bring a change in the violence and lawlessness affecting its precious forests.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 8, 2018 at 10:36 am

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Solar powered artificial intelligences record Borneo’s rainforests

As reported in this week's New Scientist magazine, artificial intelligence is helping to improve our understanding of the rainforests of Borneo. It's all down to solar-powered recording devices created to monitor biodiversity, gadgets which are programmed to identify the sounds different creatures make, and therefore track their numbers over time.

Humans are slow and inefficient, so is the old tech

It matters because this is a job usually done by humans and as such it's horribly slow and pretty inefficient, partly because of the terrain and partly because of the area's sheer size and difficult access. We already have recorders, of course, but they're battery powered, which means people need to go and change the batteries regularly. Other systems are too expensive, generating impractical amounts of data that gets sent via satellites.

A leaner, more agile system that delivers vital information

This device is much simpler, a pared down version of a cheap, mass produced mini-computer called the Raspberry PI. In-canopy solar panels provide the power and the data collected is sent via local mobile networks to a remote server. The entire system is leaner, simpler and a whole lot more agile. The machines can easily carry extras like image, audio and video sensors, which collect different types of information including atmospheric data.

An ongoing health check for Borneo's threatened rainforests

The original 12 monitors have already recorded ten thousand hours of audio, which is being used to identify species and watch how their populations change. Another method collects an overall sound map of the forest and looks at how it changes with time, helping to pin down the wider environmental health of the region.

These new AIs will play a vital part in a bigger project designed to track the impact of palm oil plantations in Borneo, hopefully by revealing which tree types protect the greatest amount of bio-diversity. The more we know and understand about the world's forests, the better we can protect them for future generations.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - November 9, 2018 at 11:02 am

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Sustainability in London

Since the early noughties, London has made huge strides to become a more sustainable city.  As one of the world’s largest and most densely populated cities (it ranks 27th when compared to other global metropolises), the need for sustainable development is non-negotiable – especially when we consider its estimated population growth; the capital will house 1 million more people within the next 10 years. And according to the UN, the global population is set to rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050.

Undoubtedly, this will put increased pressure on healthcare, education, transport, housing and energy resources, both in the UK and abroad. It begs the question: how can London (and our other major cities across the globe) develop sustainably, and where can improvements be made?

Tackling Air Pollution in London

Despite a reduction in emissions since the millennium, air pollution is still a significant problem in the capital, threatening the health of citizens and visitors alike.

To tackle this, London has adopted increasingly strict policies for privately-owned vehicles on its roads. In a bid to reduce traffic congestion and encourage motorists to use public transport, the congestion charged was introduced in 2003. As of October 2017, older vehicles that fail to meet the minimum Euro emission standards are now charged when travelling into London too. The toxicity charge (or ‘t-charge’) acts as a deterrent for drivers, since it works in addition to the congestion charge. A Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) was also introduced to the city in 2008; it currently covers most of Greater London.

Green Spaces & Infrastructure

London is the greenest major city in Europe and the third greenest city of its size in the world; currently, 47% of the Greater London area is classified as green space.

Green (or living) walls and roofs are a modern, eco-friendly way of housing a growing population without stripping a city of its green space and vegetation. Not only do living roofs and walls support biodiversity in urban areas; since they improve a building’s insulation, they’re an energy efficient option too. There are currently around 700 green roofs in central London, covering an area of over 175,000m2 (or 17.5 hectares).

London: A Future Smart City

As technology improves, the ‘smart city’ becomes a valuable, and increasingly viable, insight into how our urban spaces will operate in the future.

In 2017, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed his ambition to turn the capital into ‘the world’s leading smart city.’ From transport to pollution, modern technology is being used to improve the efficiency and connectivity of London’s entire infrastructure.

In June 2018, the ‘Smarter London Together’ roadmap was released, setting out how the city’s governing bodies would turn their ambitions into reality. By collecting and managing data on the environment (emissions data can be gathered from air monitors in the city, for example), it is hoped that the city will become ‘a better place to live, work, visit and study.’

Recycling & Conscious Consumption

In 2016-17, England produced over 23 million tonnes of waste; just over 10 million tonnes of this was recycled. This is still an improvement though; in 1998-99, London’s recycling rate was just 7.6%. Fast-forward to 2017, and this has increased to 33%. However, London’s recycling rate falls short of the national average, which currently stands at 44%. The UK government has set a target that by 2020, 50% of all household waste will be recycled.

Despite global population growth, David Satterthwaite, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development in London states, ‘it is not the number of people on the planet that is the issue, but the number of consumers and the scale – and nature, of their consumption.’

Sustainable development, then, has as much to do with the individual as the wider society; we should all strive to live more consciously, with an outward focus and an awareness that our personal consumption has an impact on the world’s resources.


Written by Amber Hall

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 21, 2018 at 8:20 am

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Junk Car Recycling

Did you know that almost 98% of a vehicle can be recycled? The raw metals can be smelted, purified, and reused in thousands of other applications. The glass and plastics from the vehicle can also be melted down and rubber from tires can be reused. Liquids like engine oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluids can either be neutralized and made safe or reusable in other applications.

Nearly 25 cars are recycled every minute across the world and the scrap industry processes just short of 145 million tons of recyclable material each year into raw materials for industrial manufacturing. When compared to extracting raw materials from the earth, recycling a junk car saves 90% in raw materials, 75% in energy, 86% in reduced air pollution, 76% reduction of water pollution, 40% reduction of water use, and 97% reduction in mining waste.

For more information, check out this Infographic by The Clunker Junker

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 21, 2018 at 8:09 am

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Research reveals the UK’s greenest cities

There are various benefits that come from spending time outside, with studies showing how access to green space can have a positive impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. However, while you never have to travel too far to enjoy the great outdoors, some people have access to much more green space than others.

Using Ordnance Survey data, Jurys Inn have analysed some of the biggest cities in the UK to see just how much open green space they have. According to their findings, Birmingham comes out on top as the UK’s greenest city, with 15.58% being made up of open green space. Nottingham takes second place, with 15.34% green space, followed by Glasgow and Manchester, with 13.49% and 13.13%.

 

To go one step further, Jurys Inn then re-ran their calculations, taking the population of each city into consideration. This new ranking shows which cities have the most green space per person – so you’ll have less chance of your favourite park being too crowded to enjoy!

In this new ranking, Newcastle takes the top spot, up from 7th, with 1m2 of green space for every 83 people. Meanwhile, Birmingham drops from 1st place to 6th, with 1m2 of green space for every 273 people.

For more information on the study, or to see where your city ranks, visit the Jurys Inn website

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 21, 2018 at 7:58 am

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Give your old appliances a green makeover

It’s a great thing that the world is becoming more eco-aware. With the news of just how much plastic is suffocating our oceans and how our carbon emissions are putting the world at risk (with London reaching its whole year’s quota for air toxins in under one month this year!) everyone is taking pride in defending our planet. After all, it’s us and our children who must live here, and no one wants to live in an unclean, unhealthy, toxic environment.

No doubt you’re dutifully recycling your cans and plastics, and maybe trying to use the car less and walk more. But a lot of environmentally-friendly advice seems to fall on investing in new, greener appliances. While newer models often come with a range of eco-friendly elements, they can be expensive and not all of us can afford to replace our larger appliances just yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to help reduce carbon emissions and have an energy-efficient home or workplace.

We’re here with [keyword] experts, Daikin, to find the best ways to transform your existing appliances into better, more efficient, greener versions of their old selves!

Nix the night-time stand-by

We’re all guilty of this — leaving the TV on standby all night. Charging our phones overnight when they really don’t need that long. Games consoles left to hum away in the dark. If you’re looking to lower your bills and your carbon footprint, switch them off completely before you go to bed.

According to Energy Saving Trust, the average UK home spends £30 every year just on appliances left on standby. Spending £30 for something you’re not using isn’t good, and worse, it’s not good for the environment.

So, when you’re doing your check around the house that all the windows and doors are locked before going to bed, be sure to cast a quick eye to your plugs and devices and switch them off properly before hitting the hay.

Save a few degrees

Your boiler should be ideally replaced every 15 years, but your old boiler can still do a better job of being eco-friendly with a few easy changes. Simply turn the thermostat down a few degrees and turn it off at night. You’ll sleep better if your body can cool down anyway, and a few degrees less during the day won’t make you uncomfortable. Consider popping another layer on next time you reach to turn up the thermostat, as usually, this is enough to warm you up!

Fridge coils

Like your boiler, fridges tend to last a while; around 10 to 20 years. But if your fridge is coming up for replacement, an eco-friendly model is definitely the way to go.

But let’s focus on your current fridge. When was the last time you cleaned the coils? According to Architectural Digest, cleaning the coils of your fridge can encourage better energy use.

Your fridge’s coils are usually located on the bottom, the top, or the back of your appliance. Turn your fridge off before you start, and remove the base grill if the coils are on the top or bottom, or pull your fridge carefully out so you can see the coils at the back.

With a refrigerator coil brush, you can brush out any dirt or debris that has gathered on the coils. Take the opportunity to sweep the floor too! Then, pop everything back in place. Be sure to wear gloves, and be careful when moving your fridge — if it’s too heavy, ask for help moving it.

Dryer filter

Next, turn your attention to your tumble-dryer. The filters are meant to be cleaned after every use, but everyone has forgotten once or twice…

Clear out any lint that has gathered in the filter, then pour a little water on the filter screen to see if the water passes through. If it doesn’t and pools on top of the filter, your filter needs a thorough cleaning. Give it a good scrubbing in soapy, warm water, then rinse it off and try pouring a little water through again. If it still pools a little, repeat your soap-water attack on the filter!

Cold water clean

Your washing machine can be easily more environmentally sound by cooling down a little. Opt to wash your clothes on a cold wash setting for the following benefits beyond saving the planet:

  • Protect colour vibrancy
  • Protect elastics
  • Better stain removal (warm water actually keeps the stain in!)
  • Money saving

Dutifully eco-dishwashers

Keep your dishwasher working hard; always wait for a full load before setting your dishwasher off. Also, be sure to have your full load placed efficiently in the dishwasher to fit in as much as possible without compromising on cleaning.

Tree Hugger advises that, if your model has the option to, turn off its drying cycle and just let your dishes air dry. You can open the door at the end and leave them overnight to dry off.

AC check

A good air-conditioning system can provide effective relief from an overly-warm home. But, like any other appliance, it needs a little TLC every now and again to keep it working effectively and prevent any overuse of energy.

Greener Ideal recommends getting a professional out to inspect your air-conditioning unit to make sure it is still running efficiently and effectively. If your system is making any strange noises, best to give a professional a call.

There’s plenty of ways older appliances can still do their bit to be environmentally friendly! Take these tips on board and your home and workspace can be its greenest. When the time does come to replace your older appliances, be sure to keep in mind whether or not it is energy efficient. For example, if you're looking to replace an old, noisy air conditioning unit, your main focus might be on a quiet model. But don't neglect to check how exco-friendly it is! With a quality air conditioning unit from a supplier such as Daikin, you can have both an energy efficient and quiet air conditioning system.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 17, 2018 at 6:25 am

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Tap vs Bottled Water

Worldwide (and especially in the United States), bottled water is a booming industry, and its sales continue to grow. In the US alone, 97 billion bottles of bottled water are bought each year.

But, is bottled water really that much better than its tap water counterpart? Is it any safer, tastier, or healthier than tap water? And, what about the environmental impact of plastic bottles?

As a matter of fact, in the United States, Canada, and other developed countries, tap water is just as safe as bottled water. There are stricter regulations for the safety of tap water, and quality testing is done regularly. On the other hand, bottled water quality tests are essentially done voluntarily by bottled water companies, and there are very few safety and quality regulations in place.

In the infographic below by Get Green Now, we compare the differences between bottled water and tap water. You'll also learn more about why bottled water really isn't much better than tap water:

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 17, 2018 at 6:15 am

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All You Need to Know about WEEE Recycling

Household recycling in the past was nothing more than going to the nearest public bin and disposing of garbage. With years passing by we now see green,blue and brown recycling bins that are filled with recyclable materials ready to be reused. Easy to recycle materials like paper, vegetable peels are easily taken care of but what about E-waste? Do you even think once before throwing your old phones or computer parts in the bin? Certainly not.

E-waste is something that needs to be sorted first before you throw them and needs special care considering environmental repercussions.

What is WEEE?

WEEE’ stands for ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ and is an umbrella term that sums up the recycling of household electronics large and small, such as fridges, computers, TV.

Technology these days have fast outpaced the needs of the population. Companies world over are  constantly innovating and improving their products. This has led to upgrading and discarding the old devices. In this age of quick disposal of goods, it is significantly important to take up recycling seriously.

Importance of recycling

Recycling is one of the best ways you could cast a positive impact on the world. It is best both for humans and the natural environment. As per the UN report on Global E-waste monitor, the world generated about 44.7 million metric tonnes of E-waste.  It is estimated that out of this only 20% is recycled through appropriate channels.

For many of us, we don't know what to do with our electronic waste when they reach their end life. We generally stuff them in boxes and carelessly throw away with the rest of general rubbish. But do you know much of electronic waste could be reused? Aluminium is a good example. It is an element which does not degrade in quality when it goes through the recycling process.

If all the aluminium is recycled through proper channels, then the need to cast fresh aluminium will no longer be required.

The steel from your computer and mobile phones could be melted and made into new machine parts. The IC(Integrated Circuit) boards contain precious metals like gold, platinum that could be transformed into just about anything.

With so many advantages of recycling your e-waste, there is no way you  should be throwing it off in the garbage.

Why is safe disposal of WEEE necessary?

The reason why we need to ensure safe disposal of WEEE are the health risk associated it.

The harmful gases like HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon)  which are associated with the improper disposal of your fridge and air conditioner are just some of the risks. Even the smaller electricals contain potentially damaging substances like cadmium and lithium. Batteries contain lead and mercury that have a devastating impact on the environment as it enters the food chain.

In fact, metals like cadmium can accumulate over the years into the food chain, and the toxicity levels of these metals can cause severe kidney damage.

Why do you want to put something in the environment that will eventually come back to you? So recycling and eliminating it altogether is the best option and the most sensible decision.

Moreover, if you own a business and fail to comply with government’s WEEE regulations, then you could face several financial consequences. So in order to save yourself from unnecessary fines, it is important to dispose off WEEE appropriately to reduce the risk of incurring government penalties.

Types of WEEE and their hazards?

WEEE recycling is one of the best ways to get rid of the electronic waste. Companies like TDS Safeguard provides the best WEEE service, and they can get it disposed off legally in an eco-friendly manner.

Treatment of WEEE includes a complex mix of product types and materials, and every metal has to go through proper recycling channels. These are lot of health hazards associated with improper disposal and recycling of these wastes.  Some of the commonly found metals in e-waste include the following :

Refrigerants– Mostly found in cooling or heating appliances like freezers and radiators. They must be carefully removed before going ahead with the crushing process. These refrigerants contain ammonia that pose a risk to fire and explosion and is poisonous too.

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)– They are found inside your computer motherboards in resistors and capacitors. These chemicals could cause potential harm to the environment if not treated properly before recycling. If they enter the food chain, they can cause liver damage or  even cancer.

Volatile organic compounds– Found in almost all printers and photocopiers. They should be removed from the machine before recycling as they are potential cancer-causing agents. The Toner cartridges must be emptied first before going ahead with the recycling process.

Radioactive substances–  Radioactive materials are cancer-causing agents. Your smartphones and tablets contain traces of indium oxide that pose serious health risks to the environment so proper method of recycling should be followed.

Components containing mercury– Mercury is commonly used in mobile phones and fluorescent lamps. They are also found the computer monitors (commonly known as CRT monitors) and in almost all the indoor and outdoor lights.

Upcycling

Upcycling is great idea where you find new uses for your old devices. Old components could be swapped and made best use if you frequently work on computers.

Save the old batteries or chargers that could be used with new computers when something goes wrong with your new device

What should you do ?

You must make sure you store waste safely and securely to prevent pollution and try keeping hazardous, special waste separately.And in case you are unsure about what to do contact  TDS safeguard London  who are experts in WEEE recycling. They will take care of all your needs as they have proper government permit you can rely upon.

So if you have old electronic items that are fit for use, it’s always best to sell them before you decide to dispose them. Else you can get them recycled and get money out of it. These wastes when not disposed in the right way could account for a large amount of waste in the environment.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 17, 2018 at 6:10 am

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How to Move Your Business to a New Location in an Eco-Friendly Way?

Being eco-friendly today is becoming increasingly important in both domestic and business arenas. By monitoring your energy consumption and the amount of waste you produce, businesses are accepting responsibility for their environmental impact with multiple benefits. Conserving and recycling reduces your running costs, while promoting your environmentally friendly methods can set your business apart from the competition and attract new customers who support the idea of a green enterprise. Let’s explore a business relocation scenario done in an eco-friendly way.

General thoughts

When organizing a business move, there is a variety of tasks that need handling. For many companies, eco-friendliness is not high on their list of priorities. However, making your transition both smooth and green doesn’t really take much of time and money. Hauling all your equipment and furniture to a new location already takes a heavy toll on Mother Nature, just considering the amount of fuel the moving trucks burn. Environmental impact adds on quickly, so you need a solid plant that mitigates all the negative effects of the move and reinstall some green practices.

Reduce, recycle or reuse

The main objective is to reduce the amount of resources spent, and waste generated during the move, as it simultaneously benefits our planet and your budget. Instead of getting rid of stuff and dragging it to the landfill, recycle and repurpose as much as you can. At least today everything from electronics and old batteries to doors and floorboards can be recycled in specialized centres. In addition, there are many charities that will happily pick up your donation of unwanted furniture, printers, computers, and phones which will be put to good use. Alternatively, there are specialized second-hand furniture shops that are capable of taking bulk items of furniture off your hands.

Packing green

Once you figure out the packing schedule, get your hands on some green packing supplies. Leave the bubble wrap, tape and packing peanuts to the others. Instead, use reusable plastic containers and storage boxes. They are a more sustainable solution and once your move is complete, they can serve as useful storage units. Also, make good use of the items you already have, such as crumpled newspapers, towels, and blankets for wrapping up electronics and other fragile items. In addition, many professional companies of movers offer returnable boxes so you don’t end up with a pile of unwanted plastic clutter in the end.

Transport and logistics

Organizing the logistics of the move is also one of critical matters. Your goal should be to minimize delays and waste during the whole process, but also pay attention to time management and fuel economy. Do your research and rent a vehicle form a local company such as reputable Budget truck hire service, which has a long record of satisfied customers and a diverse fleet of moving vehicles. Discuss the route with the drivers, ensuring that you choose an optimal one that saves money both on gas and rental truck time. If there is a possibility to ship one bulk of your stuff by railway, do it so and combine with a moving truck to produce as little emissions as possible.

Prepare the new location

People tend to use a lot of harmful chemical cleaners that infuse toxins and carcinogens into our life. Although the practice is equally observed in households and business environments, in offices it impacts a large number of people daily. Such practices are more unacceptable when there are various natural alternatives available such as lemon, baking soda, vinegar and ammonia. Used with water, these green cleaners can take care of all your dirty surfaces, leaving the environmentally-friendly shine, why not adopt some of these toxin-free cleaners in your home as well?

While moving inevitably produces a lot of moving parts, pardon the pun, the environmental impact of the undertaking is not to be underestimated. A low-impact relocation calls for a bit of planning, but it’s definitely worth it. Encourage your entire staff to take active part in making the transition as green as possible. Instead of throwing away, reuse, recycle, and donate the surplus items, and avoid producing emission and waste every step of the way. Finally, continue to commit to maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle in your new offices as well.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 17, 2018 at 5:58 am

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Going Green: Disposing of Business Signs

Plastic signs are a thing of the past for businesses — with many organisations pushing to become more environmentally friendly. Due to the advancements in technology and more quirkier forms of advertising, the possibilities to stand out from the crowd are endless.

In fact, more businesses are beginning to place portable gobo projectors outside of their buildings to showcase their company logo, as well as any other marketing materials that they want their customers to see when passing. Unlike plastic alternatives, these illuminated signs can capture anyone’s attention and drive forward a message.

Not only is this new trend of business signs more visually pleasing, but they’re also extremely cost efficient and don’t require a lot of maintenance time. Plastic signs are notorious for breaking and can become quite a regular expense for businesses — whether this is replacing a missing letter or having a fresh coat of paint.

Gobos are extremely cheap and long-lasting, which are two of the main reasons why businesses now opt for them over plastic signs. As well as this, they’re much easier to dispose of in comparison to plastic!

The Environmental Problem

Plastic is a growing problem that is having a profound impact on our environment. Made from non-renewable resources, the manufacturing and incineration of the product pollutes the air, land and water while releasing toxins that can have a harsh impact on the wider society.

The world has become very dependent on plastic and reports have suggested that we now produce over 300 million tonnes annually — due to the cheapness and versatility of the material. But what may seem like a positive financially is outweighed by the countless negatives that come with its use.

You won’t be surprised to find that 50% of plastic is used once and then disposed of. But is this then recycled? Apparently not. Studies have shown that only 12% of plastic is actually recycled and properly dealt with in a way that can cause less harm to the environment. The area that accounted for the highest plastic usage was in packaging — occupying around 40%.

This has led businesses around the country to remove the use of plastic from their operations or make it less accessible to the public. In England for example, stores with over 250 employees have been instructed to charge their customers 5p for a plastic carrier bag to reduce plastic bag use and encourage people to support the ‘bag-for-life scheme’. Since this initiative was introduced in 2015, plastic bag use has dropped by 80% in the country, which highlights the success of such necessary measures.

One of the biggest issues raised is the fact that plastic is making its way into our oceans. Dame Ellen McArthur has claimed that the amount of plastic in our ocean will outweigh the number of fish by 2050, which is becoming seemingly more realistic by the day.

Research has also suggested that eight million tonnes of plastic is distributed into our oceans every year. This has led to one in three marine mammals being tangled in litter. So much so, that 50% of turtles have consumed plastic and 90% of seabirds have had pieces of plastic wedged in their stomachs. But this is an issue that can make its way back to the land. For example, once plastic has been in the ocean for a while, chemicals will be released which could potentially be inhaled by fish — this then has the potential to contaminate our food supply chain and cause greater problems to human health.

Removing Plastic

As a business, it’s your responsibility to make more informed decisions around the use of plastic across your operations. There are countless steps that you can take to make your company eco-friendlier in a way that you can cut down costs at the same time.

Begin by preventing plastic use where you can. Instead of replacing your old, torn outdoor notice, opt for revolutionary gobo that utilises the finest areas of technology while making your business look good.

Why not promote an eco-friendly lifestyle to your employees, too? If you have a water dispenser in your office and find yourself constantly replacing it with plastic cups — why not invest in reusable bottles? From this, you’ll be able to cut down on the cost of plastic cups while helping your staff become more proactive with the use of their products.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - October 17, 2018 at 5:24 am

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