Plastic Free July 2022

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The challenge is designed to support you, your community, or your school, in reducing single use plastics throughout  the month of July.

There are resources and ideas online to help you get involved, plus take the quiz to be part of their research.  Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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The power of art: Ice lollies highlight Taiwan’s contaminated waterways

How do you consider the role of art in transmitting powerful messages to the public?  These “Plastic popsicles” are a great example how the visual arts can engage a broader public in issues of water pollution.

Students from New Taipei City collected samples from urban rivers, creeks and ports which they then froze in moulds and preserved in resin. ‘We hope when more people see this they can change their lifestyles,’ they said.

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Myths & Little-Known Truths About Recycling

Recycling can be complex: Some people are uncertain about how it helps the planet, while others consider it a waste of time, money and energy.

Nonetheless, things have changed in the last years. More and more industries are trying to reduce their wastes and consumer behavior has shifted. Greater emphasis is now on reducing, reusing, and recycling, as people are becoming more conscious of the world’s waste problem.

Yet still, misconceptions remain. This article sheds light on six popular myths.

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