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680 tonnes of tiny, toxic bits of plastic.

680 tonnes of tiny, toxic bits of plastic.
Those gritty bits in our body wash and face scrub are a problem, and we've known it for a long time. Finally, it's looking like the UK might be able to ban one of the biggest ocean pollutants - and one that, actually, could be relatively easy to get rid of. Microbeads need to stop.The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee put out a report ...
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JUN
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Beach clean

​Every month the people on Eigg are doing a beach clean. This time a class from Edinburgh helped us for just 20 minutes to clean one beach, which had not been cleaned for a long time. It shows that even a half hour of doing something helps to make a difference. "If a lot of small people, in a lot of small places, do a lot of small th...
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DEC
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UN resolution on ocean plastic

UN resolution on ocean plastic
​The UN has agreed on a resolution - that no plastic waste should enter the oceans - at all. The resolution places a (non-binding) commitment on every nation, to stop any plastic waste going into the oceans.Unfortunately, this resolution, while showing progress to solving this global issue, is non-binding, and has no schedule or timetable. Thi...
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MAY
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DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.

DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.
I recently started making my own toothpaste. It's satisfying. And it fills me with the energy of The Toothbrushing Song we used to sing at primary school. There's nothing quite like using something you've made yourself, especially when it does the job well. And if it's better for the planet than how you did it before, that's even more gratifyi...
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Jiesiang's first plastic diary

Jiesiang's first plastic diary
I've been living at the Eco Centre on Eigg, and my first plastic diary is set here. This is a quick run through of what my day looks like and how much I use plastic things just going about everyday business.8.00 - 8.30 - get up and ready for the day (15 plastic items)My alarm on my cellphone wakes me up (1)A bit of basic morning hygi...
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Get involved with our plastic diaries.

Get involved with our plastic diaries.
​At the ​moment, plastic accounts for about 10% of waste produce​d by humans, and 50% of the plastic we use we only use once. In the UK, most families will throw away 40kg of plastic in a year which could otherwise be recycled. In the US, the average person will throw away plastic weighing about 600 times their own body weight throughout their life...
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Every person is a piece of the continent.

Every person is a piece of the continent.
If you walk just a few hundred meters from the CPN headquarters, above the line of the trees, you can see the ocean. It's the Sea of the Hebrides, just east of the Atlantic Ocean, and it completely surrounds the 30 square kilometres we call home. On a clear day from a high enough vantage you can see not only the mainland of Scotland stretched out l...
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