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The coastal community of Malabon, Metro Manila are practicing Zero Waste! 🌿💚 Really looking forward to meeting them, seeing and hearing about their best practices #breakfreefromplastic #iquitplastics
Apparently, people complain about #Xenos choosing paper straws! WTF? This is the BEST initiative a restaurant can take to reduce plastic waste. Bravo! Kudos! Hooray and thank you...
Beard comb, fringe comb, pocket comb, travel comb, call it what you want but this wee beauty is the perfect sustainable addition for anyone on the go. . AVAILABLE IN STORE . #beards #comb #travel
#Repost @plasticfreemermaid ・・・ 5 creepy reasons to give up single use plastics TODAY! Video up on YouTube now of the stuff I learned after interviewing the amazing Dr. Scott Wilson of Macquarie University at the Beyond Plastic Conference in Sydney. I made a 5 minute quickie & a more explanatory 10 minute version! Just winging it out here in video land 😂 but I hope it is interesting & informative enough for y'all! Subscribe to the channel as I'll be posting the interviews & more little lists & tips! 💙👍🏽 Also sending out in newsletter which you can sign up at iquitplastics.com ☺️✨💙youtube link in bio! #plasticfreemermaid #iquitplastics
1/2 the world's turtles 🐢already have plastic in their little bellies, if they've survived the stuff passing through their tiny throat😞(stat from @waronwasteau ) We can do better. Buy less, buy old, buy recycled plastic...like these beautifully designed swimwear by @oseaswim and worn by @Akik0Sakai 🌞🐢keeps the turtles safe too💛💛💛💛
A few RECYCLING TIPS after my trip to our local Recycling Center! ♻️💚🌿♻️🌴 Ultimately we want to works towards empty trash bins & empty recycling bins, because we are REUSING resources at home & living zero waste! 😉🏆✨🙌🏽 Until we get there, let’s try to participate in this recycling system designed to help keep TRASH from filling up our precious land. 🌱🌱🌱 Here are a few simple tips that can support your local centre to operating more efficiently! ♻️🌿♻️💚♻️ #plasticfreemermaid #iquitplastics
Are you a coffee lover? . Say ‘goodbye’ to once use coffee cups and say ‘hello’ to our forever cup. . Made from stainless steel, this durable double walled coffee cup will keep your coffee hot for up to an hour while saving unnecessary waste from our ocean and landfill. . AVAILABLE IN STORE . #coffee #earthbottles #toplessforthesea
I'm back! Haven't posted in a couple months but I'm still alive 😂 while I've been off @sisterofsoulstkilda released this cute @frankgreen_official keep cup where all the profits go to saving animals at @edgarsmission 🐷🐮❤️ definitely get your hands on one and support them 🙃 the cup has the George Bernard Shaw quote "Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends" 🐶 #vegan #iquitplastics #zerowaste #ecoconscious #waronwaste
Just found piece number 8 in my personal challenge to complete a #marinedebris #puzzle! (Happily skips whole way home from beach....)
Yeh Baby. NSW to suite with the rest of the Country and ban the bag! 💚🙏 with the rest of Australia's states and territories and #banthebag 💪🏼 Every year approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. Over the last ten years Australian state environment ministers have pondered legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, in this time over 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream. Even as you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to “landfill.” NSW must join the rest of Australia for a consistent national approach. To level the playing field!!! 😎😎😎 Thanks @plasticfreemermaid #cleancoastlife #iquitplastics #plasticfreeforthesea Photo by @aerobot #bamboolifeau #wanderlust #consciousliving
Yeah baby, it's time for NSW to follow suit with the rest of Australia's states and territories and #banthebag 💪🏼 Thanks @plasticfreemermaid for bringing us together and into formation yesterday morning 💙 #cleancoastlife #iquitplastics #plasticfreeforthesea Photo by @aerobot
You may or may not have noticed we are not open today and here is why and why it might happen more often. . We are not like other stores. We don’t accept cash, we don’t give out paper receipts, we don’t even have power to our little pop up store which is simply a shipping container on blocks. . In fact we don’t do a lot of things which are considered ‘normal’ to many others, like buying a coffee in a takeaway cup or having a rubbish bin. . Which brings us to the next ‘normal’ thing we are no longer going to do, which is have regular opening hours. If the suns shining and it looks like a good day, then you may very well see we are open for business, but if it’s a stormy day where you don’t want to get out of bed, we too will probably do just that. . You might be thinking ‘that’s not normal’, but doing the ‘normal’ thing is exactly why there are more microplastics in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way, why 60-90% of marine litter is plastic-waste and why at least 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year (which is similar to emptying a garbage truck of plastic into an ocean every minute). . If you find we are not open just send us a message on Facebook and we can arrange a time to open up just for you, or let you know when we plan to open next, you might even find we are only a few minutes away. . We understand this may be a shock to some people, but being different might be what we all need, to make a change. . Katherine x . #hours #popup #whatsnormal
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow a whopping 120cm per day. . Which is why our reusable breast pads are made from 100% bamboo cotton. . AVAILABLE IN STORE . #bamboo #breastpads #environmental
Our shampoo and body wash soap bar is best suited to med-dry hair but also great for all scalp issues, doubling as the perfect body wash. . Made from virgin organic coconut oil, virgin organic olive oil, organic shea butter, tallow, organic castor oil, patchouli and peppermint essential oils, your hair and body will love all that this soap bar has to offer. . AVAILABLE IN STORE . #dirtyhippie #handmade #shampoobar
This morning @plasticfreemermaid gathered us on the beach to speak out and ban plastic bags. NSW are the only state in Australia yet to make change. But it doesn’t stop here, each year approx 500 million plastic bags are used worldwide and many are just thrown in the bin. We don’t need to use them, we can take our own bags to the shops. Please hear us! Join the movement, speak out and #banthebag!!!
So thrilled to see @balloonsblow with my new plastic free lifestyle tee! Go over to their page to follow all the great content they are putting out! #florida #balloonsblow #PlasticFreeLifestyle #zerowaste Thanks for sharing!!!
Thanks to all the LEGENDS who joined this blustery morn at the beach to spell BAN THE BAG NSW! 😍💙🙌🏽 SHARE THIS PHOTO! Let's spread this message loud & clear!! #BANTHEBAGNSW Find the Media Release up now & more images in coming days on my Facebook page "Plastic Free Mermaid" & on my website iquitplastics.com ! 💙💙💙💙 More than one million single-use plastic bags are used every minute! Every year approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. Over the last ten years Australian state environment ministers have pondered legislation to ban single-use plastic bags, in this time over 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream. Even as you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to “landfill.” NSW must join the rest of Australia for a consistent national approach. To level the playing field. We don’t want a weak ban. We want a strong ban. We want a ban on light weight plastic bags. We don’t want them replaced with thicker plastic bags that claim to be “reusable.” We don’t want them replaced with biodegradable bags. Let’s face it, they could still choke a turtle or trap a bird. We want all single-use plastic bags banned from being distributed here in NSW. We can bring our own bags. We can use boxes. We can pay extra if we forget. This is for you, Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, who I handed a reusable mermaid bag. For you Gabrielle, who I wore my mermaid shell top to our meeting in Bondi last year. PLEASE HEAR US! Thank you @aerobot for the drone capture! @themodernjournal for snapping pics! @cam_bman for being the best director! @the_urban_shaman for being my eyes! & all friends for SHOWING UP FOR THE OCEANS!!
Thanks to companies like @brushwithbamboo this is all I send to a landfill when I’m done with my toothbrush! And what you see on the right will go in my curbside compost (or saved for some sort of crafty timez). Considering that every single toothbrush you’ve used in your life still exists somewhere, this was a no brainer when I went #zerowaste. There are several brands to choose from and the prices are comparable to plastic options. Order them online or find in a health food store. They even come packaged in recyclable and compostable packaging! Now that I know toothbrushes can be wooden, it’s like, why even are they plastic? And wrapped in plastic? I don’t want my children’s children to drown in toothbrushes. #iquitplastics #zerowastebathroom #compostable #sustainability #teeth #dentistapproved #savetheocean #zerowasteLA #zerowasteliving
#Repost @plasticfreemermaid ( @get_repost) ・・・ 5 creepy reasons to give up single use plastics TODAY! Video up on YouTube now of the stuff I learned after interviewing the amazing Dr. Scott Wilson of Macquarie University at the Beyond Plastic Conference in Sydney. I made a 5 minute quickie & a more explanatory 10 minute version! Just winging it out here in video land 😂 but I hope it is interesting & informative enough for y'all! Subscribe to the channel as I'll be posting the interviews & more little lists & tips! 💙👍🏽 Also sending out in newsletter which you can sign up at iquitplastics.com ☺️✨💙youtube link in bio! #plasticfreemermaid #iquitplastics