Inspirational Teenage ENVIRONMENTAL Activist with a dream and a GOAL needs your help!

The youth of today can play an active role in protecting and improving the environment. Being aware of the issues currently being created by plastic pollution and learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle materials at an early age can surely impact the earth significantly in years to come.   Sahara Thagunna, a South African teenager, has been actively campaigning and working to educate people on reducing their use of single-use plastic bags. And now, Sahara has a dream and a goal.   Did you know… 160 000 plastic bags…

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UK Retail Giant Tesco vows to remove a billion pieces of plastic packaging from product by end 2020

Tesco is one of the leading supermarket brands in the United Kingdom and consistently ranks highest in terms of grocery market share.    As reported by Sky News, Tesco has vowed to remove a billion pieces of plastic packaging from products in its UK stores by the end of next year in an effort to reduce their environmental impact as well as meet consumer demand for less waste.   Chief executive Dave Lewis said:   By focusing on solutions that we can apply across all our UK stores and supply…

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6 Ways you can help stop plastic pollution

Plastic waste is littering our oceans creating a deadly environment for all who live in it or use it. Plastic pollution is threatening the lives of millions of marine animals such as seals, whales, dolphins, seabirds, fish, crabs and many other sea creatures.   Besides plastic bags and plastic bottles, microplastics are causing a major problem. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic which come from larger plastics that have degraded over time. Sea creatures see these tiny pieces of plastic as food and subsequently ingest them.   According to a…

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How to make a Bottle Brick AKA Eco-brick

Our world is full of plastic pollution, in our land, seas… and in the bodies of animals and humans too!  Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects, such as plastic bags and bottles, and particles that adversely affects wildlife, their habitat, as well as humans. Plastics can be micro, meso, or macro debris – each size affecting the environment, and life in general, negatively.     As we already have so much plastic and waste pollution to deal with, we need to come up with innovative ideas to upcycle the…

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A solution to Plastic Pollution – Be Inspired to take action and create change!

Sahara Thagunna, a teenager with vision, passion and drive.  Here is her inspirational story and plan to tackle plastic pollution as well as helping curb the use of single-use plastic bags with “WHAT THE BAG” – A solution to Plastic Pollution.        A project Sahara Thagunna has been working on is an initiative started by Ocean Odyssey in Knysna called “Spring Clean Greater Knysna”.  This event was held last year with much success, thus the inclusion of the Greater Knysna area.       CLICK TO READ FULL…

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World Cleanup Day 21 September, 2019 supported enthusiastically by Knysna locals in South Africa

The World Cleanup Day (WCD) is a global initiative relying on local business and volunteers to hold environmental cleanup events to combat the problem of waste, plastic pollution and marine debris. The next World Cleanup Day is September 21, 2019.   This year, the 2019 World Cleanup Day coincides with Peace Day and the global climate strike between 20 to 27 September.  More information here       In the heart of the Garden Route, a scenic town called Knysna is home to committed and passionate people who have waged…

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17 year old Knysna Teenager makes massive ENVIRONMENTAL impact – WHAT THE BAG?

In the Western Cape, South Africa… Knysna specifically, there is a young person with vision, passion and drive, who is making a difference. We share her truly inspirational story. Firstly, some information on Plastic pollution, a hot topic globally. Plastic pollution adversely affects the Earth’s environment, and as a result, affects wildlife, their habitat, as well as humans. The human race’s so called “progress” and need for packaged food, water etc has exacerbated pollution, with humans producing tons of plastic every year.   CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE…

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