Did you know that 11 of the past 12 years have been the hottest since 1850. This is because of global warming. The Arctic is already rapidly melting and by 2040, scientists think that the Arctic will have it’s first nice-free summer. So lets all band together and save the arctic!!
Infants and young children have died as a result of playing with plastic bags. Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission receives about 25 reports of plastic bags-infant death.Because of the thin,airtight material,infants can easily block their mouths and nostrils with the plastic bag and suffocate.
If not carefully disposed of,plastic bags can be devastating to animal life. “DEFRA”(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)reported that 1,678,900 tons of plastic bags do not decay easily,they stay in environments longer,causing more build-up up on the nature stay landscape than a more degradable like paper would. The Marrickville Council reports that over 100’000 whales,turtles and birds die every year as a result of plastic in their environment.
Abstaining from plastic bag use as much as possible will reduce the chances of accidental infant death, and it will reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment.
A plastic bag is also reusable,though. it does not necessarily have to be thrown away after a single use. Try to use each plastic bag for as long as possible.
This will help reduce the number of plastic bags in circulation.
Today, I visited a small recycling center in Wangsa Maju. Itis run by Alam Flora, Malaysia’s trash collectors. They recycle absolutely everything but only if all the garbage is properly separated. Otherwise, it just goes to landfills. Probably the most discusting, dirty, smelly, (fill in any gruesome word, landfills are sure to fit the description,)places on the planet. You might want to think about sorting your garbage into these catagories:
Newspaper, Black & White paper (A4), Magazines, Carton Boxes, Mix Papers/Books, Aluminium Cans, Mixed Plastic, Steel Cans/Metal, Glass Bottles, Bevarage Cartons.
Alam Flora will buy sorted, recyclable products from you. We don’t want our planet to end up looking like a giant landfill, because right now, it’s shooting in that direction.
O’BON stationary is made out of recycled materials. The pencils are made of recycled newspapers with different themes to make them exiting and fun. The wildlife series is to help people understand that normal paper and pencils are made from wood which often causes deforestation leading onto homeless animals and extinction. On http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/, they say that at the current rate of deforestation, all the rainforests could dissapear in 100 years. To say that some of theese forests have been on the earth for longer then anything else and we’re cutting them down makes me so angry that I wish that only O’BON statoinary was allowed.