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By: akashbathla (81 month(s) ago)

It is such a sad state of affairs that our planet is in at present. We all have to do our bit to see the change we wish to see.

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O ne thousand miles off the coast of California floats one of mankind’s Dirtiest little secrets…

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The Great Pacific Garbage Gyre

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It is a Swirling V ortex of Pollution… 80% plastic

Most of the Oceans Pollution consists of 10 items:

Most of the Oceans Pollution consists of 10 items Paper Bags… Cans Plastic Straws Glass Bottles Paper Cups, Plates And Cutlery… 950,000 Fast Food Wrappers 1 million Plastic Bags 1 million Plastic Bottles 1.1 million Plastic Bottle Caps 2 Million Cigarettes

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Fish in the pacific ocean are ingesting 24,000 tonnes of plastic each year. Plastic harms 267 species around the world Plastic drinking bottles take 450 years to decompose Plastic shopping bags take 20 years to decompose

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Every year… One million birds, And 100,000 sharks Turtles Whales And Dolphins Die from ingesting plastic…

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As if that weren’t bad enough…

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There are 5 Gyres

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Effects?

But there is Still HOPE:

But there is Still HOPE We can make a difference But things need to CHANGE

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By making conscious decisions we can make a difference in our oceans These 3 companies are doing what they can to restore our oceans to their former glory

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Inhabitat design firm understands that first we need to clean up our mess They have proposed a giant underwater skyscraper that would collect and recycle the waste into a source of energy . Good Design is Green Design, Green Design is Good Design

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Method is skimming trash from the beaches of Hawaii and processing the plastic found to make 100% of their plastic bottles.

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Method is Visionary in the Decision Making process for a greener corporate structure.

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Camosun College is building a Greener Tomorrow through Student involvement in Sustainability Today

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Camosun is committed to minimizing our environmental footprint by promoting and practicing waste reduction, reuse and recycling, with an emphasis on reduction

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Camosun is setting the benchmark for achievement and sustainable production by partenering with these companies

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What we can do

The affiliated power of individual achievement:

The affiliated power of individual achievement Seek Products Without Unnecessary Packaging

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The affiliated power of individual achievement Purchase from Environmentally Conscious Companies

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The affiliated power of individual achievement Be Proactive! Be the change You want to see In the World

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What needs to happen now… Start using these:

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Instead of these…

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Be the change…

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