Meet Taina Uitto, a passionate conservationist who lives her life without plastic. Her incredibly inspiring blog covers the ups and downs of the challenge.
Check it out for some Monday Inspiration, some tips and tricks on reducing plastic consumption!
Dr Kathy Townsend from Turtles in Trouble with the debris extracted from a coastal sub-adult flat back turtle in Moreton Bay, Australia. Much of this was plastic bag remnants.
If Mermaids were real…
via Casa de Oxumarê
Earth now has five or six major ocean garbage patches, and new research suggests they’ll continue growing for ‘at least the next thousand years.’
Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) esophagi. *Shudders*
I want to tell you about how my nightmares from now on will have me stuck in a room made out of Leatherback esophagi, but the conservationist in me wins:
Leatherbacks feed almost entirely on Jellyfish. Plastic bags floating in the water look like jellyfish. I can attest to this - having flapped in panic out of the way of a plastic bag on a dive, only to realise what it was, and check to see if any other divers saw my mistake, and then pick up the bag.
Now imagine a plastic bag caught on those spines. That’s not going to dislodge easily. No, it’s more likely to cause suffocation and starvation. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not our nightmare. It’s theirs. And it’s come true.
Plastic Bottle Lifecycle
via plasticispoison <—-Check the tumblr out for more info on the lifecycle of plastic
I’m in love with infographics at the moment. This one in particular. Also, ^^ that blog = awesome.
Hawaii bans plastic bags
The island state is giving businesses two years to adjust to a world without plastic shopping bags.
Amount of plastic trash in oceans may be ‘vastly’ underestimated
Plastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, including harming fish and carrying invasive bacteria.
Plastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, harming fish and other organisms that ingest it, possibly even degrading a fish’s liver; the trashy bits also make nice homes for bacteria and algae that get carried to other areas of the ocean where they could be invasive or cause other problems.
Clean up dive with Green Fins Philippines and SeaView Dive Centre - 11 divers removed 34kg of rubbish from Tamaraw Reef in White Beach, PG, Philippines.
Appreciate the fact that I had to ignore several nudibranchs for the clean up. Personal sacrifices were made, for shiz.
Here it is, again, re-uploaded to the Green Fins YouTube Channel.
You have the power to change
Infographic from Earth Hour Qatar
It’s the little things that count.