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These little plastic bags, straws, wrappers and other items are slowly killing our planet one piece at a time. Hundreds of animals are dying every single day all because of US. We are to blame for this mess, yes big co-operations have a large role in this but it all comes back to us the consumers. We everyday accept single use plastic into our lives, simple things like asking for no straw when you eat out, not using cling wrap & zip lock bags for lunchboxes and bringing your own reusable bags when you shop are such simple things that are easy to follow through with once we implement them in our everyday life. Most people don’t understand the severity of this so this will put into perspective just how destructive plastic really is. Marine animals are currently as we speak struggling to breathe due to a plastic straw lodged up into their nose blocking their lungs from accessing the vital oxygen it needs to survive, fishing nets are restricting its movement causing it to sink and loose energy and that “reusable”plastic bag is wrapped around its head eventually to be sucked into its mouth causing a slow and painful death. As it’s lungs struggle and fight for air they slowly shut down and is left to die a slow and painful death. All because we decided to use that bag for 2 minutes to transport 3 pieces of fruit (already in a natural protective layer)to your car.
So next time thing before you give into this kind of bullsh*t and help save the world around us from becoming lifeless. -
Please share this around, inform as many people as you can about just how bad plastic is and next time use your own reusable & biodegradable products !
#refuseplastic#plasticfree#refusesingleuseplastic#plasticpollutes#plasticpollution#ecofriendly#savetheplanet#cleanouroceans#dontlitter#fuckplastic#savetheturtles (and all animals) #refusethestraw#refusereducereuserecycle
Before and after 5,600 volunteers and workers cleaned up Manila bay on a weekly basis!
The results? Turtles are coming back to lay their eggs, and people are now able to swim.💙🌊💙
It’s incredible what we are capable of when all work together to fulfill a common goal. 😊
Yesterday marked the first day of Utila's plastic ban! The production, sale and use of plastic bags, straws and styrofoam containers is no longer permitted on the island! 🙌
To celebrate this progress our partners at The Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center (@wsorc_life) organized a beach clean and with the help of so many businesses in the community arranged transportation, food, and prizes for local school children to participate in our first Plastic Derby!! Everyone's efforts made a big difference in removing waste from the island and more importantly shaping the thoughts and attitudes of our next generation of conservationists!
Thanks also to ABC Bakery, @utila.handmade.coop, @utilabrewingco, Turquoise Gift Shop and @bushsupermarket for donating food, prizes and their time!
Here's a video to give you all an insight into our Plastic Derby event yesterday. We wanted to involve the local school kids in our beach clean to educate them about the new plastic ban in Utila!
Community Outreach is a big part of who we are and what we do here at WSORC and teaching the next generation how to care for and protect their ocean is a huge responsibility of ours.
Thanks again to all of the small local businesses who generously donated snacks and gifts for the kids!
.🎥 by @shaundoylephoto
It’s just one plastic bag they say...
Our small changes and transition into sustainability are what are going to keep our planet viable for generations to come.
So keep bringing your reusable jars and bags to grocery stores, keep bringing a reusable cup and straw to the coffee shop, refuse single-use plastic and keep doing the best you can, because it is making a difference.
We’re all still learning! Check out our latest post on how to live a more plastic-free life.
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🐨 This baby Koala, also known as a Joey, was rescued after her mother fell off a tree at a logging plantation. Her mother had to be euthanized because of serious injuries, but the baby survived. Being 150 days old and weighing 1lb, the baby is being taken care of 24 hours a day at the Open Range Zoo in Australia. She will be released to the wild in around 3 months. Good luck baby!
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Found in saltwater environments like the Atlantic Ocean, scallops are mollusks that can be found around the world. Unlike their relative the oyster, scallops are free-swimming mollusks that live inside a hinged shell. What most people recognize as a "scallop" is actually the creature's adductor muscle, which it uses to open and close its shell in order to propel itself through the water. They swim by clapping their shells quickly using their highly developed adductor muscle, forcing a jet of water past the shell hinge, propelling the scallop forward. As you can see, they're surprisingly speedy!! .
📽 credits to @onebreathdiver