Biodiversity is not a limited concern. This is a topic that affects all living things, whether they are plants, organisms or animals. Protecting biodiversity is all about finding real ways to coexist without harming one another. It also involves committing to practices that consider diverse ecosystems and habitats around the world. We can participate in the protection of biodiversity by becoming knowledgeable about the things we buy, consume and use. How we treat the environment is also how we treat biodiversity.
It happens to many—you’ve reached the bottom of a chip bag and it’s time to toss it. But where does it go? The trash can or the recycling bin? Thinking it’s the sustainable, eco-conscious thing to do, in the recycling bin it goes with the hopes it will be recycled.
What comes to mind when you hear the word recycling? Is it some variation of the usual suspects of paper, plastic, and cans? What if you were told that there is an entirely different segment of products that we are mostly overlooking? Due to shorter product life-cycles and growing consumer demand, electronic waste, or "e-waste", is becoming a larger issue every year, and it is one society hasn't quite figured out how to deal with yet.
We are in a plastic crisis. Plastic pollution is everywhere we look, smothering our oceans and poisoning communities around the world. Meanwhile, Big Plastic only plans to expand production. We need to chart a different course.
The simplest way to define what being eco friendly means is to say that it is the act of living with intent. The intent is focused on not creating harm to environment, and to prevent as much harm from occurring to the environment through your interactions with it.
The textile industry emits more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and aviation combined. And the amount of waste the industry generates, as well as how much water and resources it uses, is increasing.
This World Oceans Day take one small step towards fighting ocean plastic pollution. We’re teaming up Parley for the Oceans and founder Cyrill Gutsch to talk about marine plastic pollution and how you can take action.
The 6 Rs include: reinvent/rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse/repair, recycle, replace/rebuy. When we apply the 6 Rs to their lives we promote sustainable practices. But we must make the conscious effort to do so.
4ocean is a global movement actively removing trash from the ocean while inspiring individuals to work together for cleaner oceans, one pound at a time.
We pull one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines for every product purchased
BUSINESS MODEL We are a purpose-driven business, founded to help end the ocean plastic crisis We are not a nonprofit and do not accept donations. Today, our ocean cleanup and advocacy mission is funded primarily by your 4ocean product purchases. In the future, we hope to advance our mission further by employing new business solutions to the ocean plastic crisis such as reselling the materials we collect and working with governments and industry for contracted waterway cleanup services.
We believe business can be a force for good and hope our model encourages others to pursue creative solutions to this global crisis.
CleanRiver™ Recycling Solutions, a Division of Midpoint International, is a leading provider of recycling containers, recycling stations, recycling kiosks and related products that help improve recycling performance by assuring a cleaner waste stream. We also provide recycling program consulting and programs that support effective recycling.
We combine innovative containers, creative graphics and effective programs into complete recycling solutions that are tailored to each client's specific waste stream management and recycling requirements. CleanRiver serves high-volume recycling markets, including schools and colleges, quick-serve restaurants (QSR), hospitality, government, military, and healthcare and office facilities in Canada and across the Unites States.
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