The Ocean Cleanup System – Cleaning Up Plastic

The Ocean Cleanup system was invented by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat. He created a long floating clean up system to collect the rubbish by using the power of currents. There are 5 main currents located in the world seas: the subtropical gyres, also known as the world’s “ocean garbage patches”. Continue reading “The Ocean Cleanup System – Cleaning Up Plastic”

Bamboo and the Environment

Bamboo forests are very beneficial to the environment, they sink carbon levels, produce oxygen, control soil erosion, provide organic material, conserve biodiversity, not to mention they create an aesthetic landscape.

Bamboo has for a long time been an integrated part of society. Because of it’s economic sustainability, bamboo has become an excellent resource. Bamboo has been used for more than 7000 years for various purposes such as arrows, paper, building materials and books. Continue reading “Bamboo and the Environment”

The Truth About Plastic Pollution

Enjoy swimming in the ocean? Fancy going for a little dip in the lake? Think again.

If you’re like me and enjoy the wonderful feeling of an early morning swim in a lake or cooling off in the sea after a hot day on the beach, then you’ll also be alarmed to know about the terrible state our oceans, lakes and rivers are in. With more and more plastic being thrown away every year, our natural water resources are starting to feel the effects. Continue reading “The Truth About Plastic Pollution”

World Oceans Day on the 8th of June

World Ocean Day was created to bring awareness of the importance to keeping our Oceans clean and conserve this natural resource of ours. The ocean is imperative to our survival, the microscopic algae called phytoplankton product about 50% of the oxygen we breathe, the ocean also provides us with food, minerals and energy sources. Continue reading “World Oceans Day on the 8th of June”