#GreenQuote of the Week
"For humanity to thrive, we must Beat Plastic Pollution"
Plastic Pollution remains a major challenge around the globe and we all are contributing to the creation of a Plastic Planet. There are already calls that if we don’t halt plastic pollution, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
This week, we want you to add your voice to the voices of millions of people calling for an end to plastic pollution.
We want you to #StopPlasticPollution.
The future of our future depends on our plastic footprint today and if we don't challenge plastic pollution, then we risk having a plastic future.
The 5 Rs to #StopPlasticPollution
Chose of one or two or all of the 5 Rs and do something to stop plastic pollution
Simply say NO to single-use and disposable plastics, such as bags, bottles, straws, cups, spoons and plates! Discover alternatives. This is the most effective of 5R's and will allow you to discover that life without disposable plastics is not only entirely feasible, but also healthier and wealthier.
If you don’t need it, don’t take it!
Reduce your plastic footprint entirely by avoiding plastic in the first place or by buying in bulk, choosing products with the least packaging and amount of disposable parts, looking for products and packaging made from renewable resources, and avoiding plastic packaging and containers.
Reuse preferably nontoxic, such as glass or stainless steel, containers and goods to make less waste. If you have plastic bags or containers, reuse them as well to prolong their life before recycling them.
A lot of plastics are already in the environment, causing a lot land and marine pollution. It’s high time we remove it via clean up campaigns, to recycle it!
Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce, reuse or remove from the Earth. Recycling plastic has many benefits, but is a last option because it uses energy.
Thanks for chosing to take action to end plastic pollution.
The Greens is a grassroots environmental organization that strives to educate, inspire and engage young people to take action to combat climate change and be at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and waste management.
Founded in 2010, @thegreens have been able to use arts, sports, media and ICT to educate and engage more than 10,000 young people in Green Poetry, Green Music, Green Arts, Green Radio, and Conservation Champions League.
Her tree planting programs have seen the organization create 04 Community Tree Nurseries, planted more than 300,000 trees and together with @kedjom-keku we have acquired 1000 hectares of afromontane forest in Kedjom-Keku Village of the Bamenda Highlands of the North West Region of Cameroon for the creation and conservation of Kedjom-Keku Community Forest
@thegreens is currently engaged in Waste Management (Waste Business Hub); Plastic Waste Upcycling, Tire Upcycling and Textile Waste Recycling via @ecodesigns.
Her #EndPlasticPollution Campaign has seen the organization sensitize more than 100,000 people about plastic pollution, upcycled more than 10,000 plastic bottles to create UPB Vertical Gardens, UPB Tree Nursery Pots, etc.
Her Textile Recycling Project (@ecodesigns) is currently training 13 young girls for free in textile recycling and fashion designing and has recycled more than 5000 pounds of textile waste.
Her Tire Upcycling Project is educating and engaging young people in schools and communities to #StopBurningTires and upcycle them to create Mushroom Tire Seats, Tire Flower Pots, etc
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