Important message from Mermaid Kelly: Ariel is swimming by to encourage you to help protect her home. Even though she collects human “treasures”, other sea creatures and marine life become injured or even die because of human trash, including thousands of sea turtles, whales, and over one million seabirds each year. All of this trash can harm & entangle fish, sharks, and damages coral reefs. In the Pacific Ocean there is even a huge area called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” This is a large area filled with debris, approximately the size of Texas. The debris extend down 20 feet & contains 3.5 million tons of garbage. It is estimated to double size in the next 5 years. A marine biologist & ocean activist, Sylvia A. Earle once stated “If the ocean dies, we die.” Without the ocean, we can’t survive. Around 50% of the oxygen we breath comes from phytoplankton in the ocean. Many Ocean Activists have already taken action to preserve these creatures and our home, now it’s your turn! You can start taking the steps to helping all of the life in the ocean by using fewer plastic products, recycling, doing local beach/ river clean ups, support local organizations working to protect the ocean, influence change in your local community, but most importantly, educate yourself on the ocean & how to protect it.
This video is also up on my Mermaid Kelly YouTube channel as well! Feel free to share the message and video~
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PY5tR8E8sZk
Walked into my friendly neighbourhood Gotham Walmart and did a double-take. Right in the middle of the usual drop-off bins – recycled plastic bags, eyeglasses for the Lions Club – was a pitch-black bin with a big yellow bat-symbol for returning used Batarangs. #HavingTroublesWithTheBat-Budget? #HeLeavesThoseThingsEverywhere #MaybeItsForSafety #ExceptABunchOfFirstGradersWereRaidingItForTheirCollection
Emil: *in bed, been staring at the ceiling for the past 4 hours*
Mickey: Babe, why aren’t you asleep? What’s going on?
Emil: *eyes start to water* I didn’t recycle the plastic cup at the mall today, they didn’t have a recycling bin there, I killed like 4 fish and a lion today, Mickey, I don’t know how I can live with myself after th-
Physics would suggest that covering yourself in plastic bottles may not seem like the ideal way to keep warm in an airplane cabin, but Emirates wants you to do exactly that. Today, it’s introducing new sustainable blankets made from 100 percent recycled bottles.
Use less plastic! Take a tote/cloth bag with you when you go to the supermarket so you don’t have to buy another plastic bag to put your groceries in. When shopping, buy fewer items packaged in plastic! If an item you want comes in a glass jar or plastic container, choose glass. Instead of buying the plastic wrapped fruit or veggies, pack your veggies loose and plastic free in your own reusable bag.
Re-use plastic bags and don’t forget to recycle as much as possible! :)
Throwback to when it was hot AF because its cold as hell rn. Querencia is an amazing company that makes their clothes out of recycled plastic in Guatemala via a biomass-free factory powered thru wood chips and coffee extract. Also there’s no dye used on their pieces so they save up to 9x the amount of water as the usual dye process. Wish more brands would be as productive and respectable.
Shot by Lumia Nocito
Blonde model, Charlotte McKee
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since going zero waste, it’s this: be prepared. That’s why I never go to the grocery store empty handed.
I’ve always got several tote bags, jars, bulk bags, and produce bags to bring with me (fortunately, most of them are secondhand!) In these bags I put loose apples, pears, carrots, mushrooms, and tomatoes, while others are used to get rice, beans, and other things from the bulk section. For liquids or peanut butter, I always have a jar or tupperware which makes it very easy to store. Here’s a look at my grocery store haul for the week (for two people):
I picked up lots of fresh fruit, veggies, potatoes, as well as some bulk items like agave and chia seeds. One thing you don’t see here are grains or legumes; it’s because we’ve already got rice, beans, lentils and pasta stocked up for the week!
Although I try my best to produce no waste every day, some things I can’t really avoid. Here, you’ll see produce stickers and the plastic wrapping around the jar of coconut oil. I have yet to find coconut oil in bulk, and the cold Boston weather means that the farmer’s markets are few and far between. However, there are plenty of things I got that are sticker free: bok choy, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms. I even got all of these bananas with only one sticker on them.
The goal with zero waste is intention, not perfection. And I intend to make conscious choices every day to be a better friend to the planet, to people, and to animals.