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Did you know that by throwing your used batteries into your kerbside bins these not only contaminate our environment but can also cause rubbish truck & tip fires? Did you know that the insides of batteries are a valuable resource that are infinite and can be recycled?
A national recycling scheme ‘B-cycle’ is now in action to make it easier for Australians to dispose of their old batteries in a safe way with the introduction of recycling bins at your local Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks and ALDI stores!
B-cycle estimates that Australians buy enough batteries every year to circle our planet 2.3 times This is an enormous amount of batteries in Australia going to waste
So start collecting your used batteries in a seperate container at home, work, school and drop off to your local battery recycling bin. By making a little extra effort to recycle batteries the right way you are doing your bit for our planet
For more information including drop off locations visit the B cycle website here
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Hello everyone, the current state along our beaches is extremely sad. I spent three hours at South Curl Curl yesterday cleaning up with my friend Em and trying to rescue an entangled seagull (We're both also trained volunteers with Seabird and Turtle Rescue). The beach was pretty clean when we left yesterday but we were unsuccessful catching the seagull. If you see it, please call Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue on 0438862676 and we'll try again. Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew has received many pictures of our polluted beaches and as much as we want to be able to be everywhere and clean up everywhere, it's not possible. Right now Collins Beach in Manly needs a lot of help as well as Queenscliff that has a massive Styrofoam problem. So, consider South Curl Curl currently "ticked off", except the entangled seagull and let's focus on other areas. If you and your friends want to help clean up this current mess, please send us a message with your location/pictures and meeting time and we'll share it with our followers to increase more awareness and hopefully get more people heading out to help. When you pick up Styrofoam, please make sure that the bag is tightly closed when you dispose of it, so those nasty little balls won't escape again. I also just also want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who helps cleaning up this mess. We're all in this together and we're all part of the crew.
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Small hallway floor made interesting. Wood from pallets planed twice, nailed in place, sanded, stained, sanded, stained again. Floor by Selga Apse.
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Does this look like a bin? (We think a lot of people may need glasses to be able to see the real bins around). It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day!
Out of these it is estimated 50,000 disposable coffee cups (and their lids) find their way into landfill every 30mins! If that needless waste frustrates you like it does us, you can make a difference (and encourage others) simply by BYO coffee cup. Together we can all be part of the solution!
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Does this look like a bin? (We think a lot of people may need glasses to be able to see the real bins around).
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In coastal regions, storms are often powerful and accompanied by deluges of water that rush down hill into storm drains, ravines, streams and rivers, and ultimately to the sea. That water picks up much of the largely forgotten bottles, cans, and other litter that lies along curbs, under trees, in parks, and even in unsecured bins. It carries the debris into the waterways where it tangles in the bush alongside the stream bed or gets caught around rocks and bridge abutments, and eventually, forced by the currents, finds its way onto beaches and into marshes and other areas.
Plastic does not break down and go away in the ocean—it simply disintegrates into smaller and smaller parts, disrupting feeding and reproductive systems of ever-smaller animals and plants in the sea. Preventing plastics and other pollution from reaching the ocean should be our priority. We can pick up rubbish every day for the rest of our lives - producers and people's habits and attitudes to single use plastic must change. If your bathroom sink is overflowing, you don’t reach for the mop to soak up the overflow, you turn off the tap. That's is what we must do in regards to single use plastic. Meanwhile, please help us out with cleaning up the beach or other local area where you live.
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Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost 80% of the people tested.
The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs. The impact on health is as yet unknown. But researchers are concerned as microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory and air pollution particles are already known to enter the body and cause millions of early deaths a yearThe scientists analysed blood samples from 22 anonymous donors, all healthy adults and found plastic particles in 17. Half the samples contained PET plastic, which is commonly used in drinks bottles, while a third contained polystyrene, used for packaging food and other products. A quarter of the blood samples contained polyethylene, from which plastic carrier bags are made.
“Our study is the first indication that we have polymer particles in our blood – it’s a breakthrough result,” said Prof Dick Vethaak, an ecotoxicologist at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. “But we have to extend the research and increase the sample sizes, the number of polymers assessed, etc.” Further studies by a number of groups are already under way, he said. It is certainly reasonable to be concerned,” Vethaak told the Guardian. “The particles are there and are transported throughout the body.” He said previous work had shown that microplastics were 10 times higher in the faeces of babies compared with adults and that babies fed with plastic bottles are swallowing millions of microplastic particles a day. Read more here: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environment-international
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And people call them paper cups...
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