Although many people see plastic bags as something convenient, they are just the opposite, causing more harm to the world than the benefit they give us. Of all products made of plastic, disposable bags are one of the biggest causes of pollution worldwide. This year, it is expected that more
With 300 whales being beached and dying due to plastic bag consumption in Australia alone this year, we are constantly reminded of the devastating impact plastic bags are having on our planet. In July this year the Spanish government passed a royal decree that enforces taxation and charging on all
Sadly nowadays we are accustomed to seeing litter lying around, which will be dealt with by the local council. But sometimes more action is needed. Unfortunately, many people seem to think it’s easier to throw their debris wherever, without giving a second thought to how or where their waste will
Our recent blog on how whales are suffering and dying as their stomachs fill up with plastic waste has had quite a response on social media—and now we are pleased to bring you a little good news. A Spanish based company has been trialling an ingenious way to help clean up the world’s seas and oceans, called Seabin. The Mallorcan company—run by two Australians—has signed an agreement with a French business to start manufacturing the waste collection device that not only skims plastic rubbish from the water but also removes hydrocarbons such as oil and other pollutants.
MANIFESTO appreciates the beauty of design—whether man-made or that formed by the hand of Mother Nature—and surely few things are more beautiful than the sight of majestic whales swimming through the ocean waves. Sadly many species of the cetacean were hunted to near extinction by man seeking whale blubber for oil and flesh for food before the international community instigated a ban on hunting these gentle giants of the sea. But whilst numbers of many species—particularly Sperm Whales—are now recovering, these creatures, which just like us are known to form close family ties, still face a threat from man in the form of thoughtlessly discarded plastic waste.