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You eat thousands of bits of plastic every year

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Micro plastics are everywhere. They have been found at the bottom of the sea, mixed into sand, and get carried by the wind. They have even been found inside us!

A new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology says it’s possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39,000 to 52,000 micro plastic particles a year.

Read the full article here.

Written by: SARAH GIBBENS for National Geographic

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SOURCE: FRONTIER MYANMAR

Green Hill Valley Elephant care camp is making Elephant care a priority! After 3 years of exploring potential sites, owner Tin Win Maw has taken the plunge as Myanmar’s first privately owned care camp. Read the full article here.

Published on Frontier Myanmar.

Written by Thomas Kean.

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Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan.

SOURCE: TRAVEL DAILY NEWS

The elimination of single-use plastic items is part of the “Centara Earth Care” programme. It is aimed at encouraging Centara hotel guests and tourists to be proactive about energy saving, waste reduction and sustainable environmental tourism. Read the full article here. 

Written by Theodore Koumelis 

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Documentaries to watch if you want to get serious about sustainability

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SOURCE: image.ie

Covering everything from the struggles of fast fashion to global warming and the whole issue of bees; these documentaries address the most pressing issues that should be keeping the world’s leaders awake at night. Read the full article here. 

Written by Geraldine Carton

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Southeast Asian women champion sustainability

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SOURCE: USAID

Tainted food, plastic pollution, global warming and climate change—these are a number of the top concerns women have as consumers and investors, according to a study released by USAID Green Invest Asia and Moxie Future. Read the full article here.

Posted on Eco-Business.

Published by USAID.

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

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SOURCE: BBC

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study. If these critical species are lost, it “places the future of our food system under severe threat”.

Read the BBC full article here.

Written by: Matt McGrath

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Etihad Airways flies the world’s first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants

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Credits: Seat Guru

Khalifa University, Etihad Airways, Boeing, ADNOC, Safran, GE and BAUER Resources celebrate a major milestone in developing a comprehensive sustainable aviation fuel value chain.

To read the entire article press here.

Credits to Travel Daily News. Written by: Theodore Koumelis.

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‘Nude’ Shopping, Next Big Trend

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But keep your clothes on….’food in the nude’ means beginning of the end for plastic in supermarkets.

Credits: Llamasoft

Give it a couple of years and let’s hope all supermarkets will follow. Who can say no to a 300% sales increase? Fingers crossed for nude shopping!

Interested in knowing more about it? Read the full article.

Posted by NZ Herald.

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The Greenpeace film festival is back!

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Credits: Greenpeace.

The 100% on-line Festival offers free access to 15 documentaries which tackle various environmental themes such as climate, food, agriculture, over-consumption and deforestation.

If you are interested in gaining awareness on these issues read more about this festival here.

Published by Greenpeace.

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Two Dutch students create 3D-printed snacks from food waste

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Credits: Elzelinde Van Doleweerd/ KINDER World

According to FAO, every year, roughly one-third of all the food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted. But what if we could find ways to magically turn food waste back into perfectly edible food?

If you are interested in knowing more about this innovative creation, read the full article here.

Written by Davide Banis for Kinder World.

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