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"பிளாஸ்டிக் சாமான், பழைய துணி வாங்குறது"

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 10:49

"பிளாஸ்டிக் சாமான், பழைய துணி வாங்குறது…."_ கணீர் கணீர் என்று சின்ன ஒலிபெருக்கியில் கேட்கிறது லட்டுவின் காரமான குரல், சிலர் வீட்டிற்கு அருகில் சென்றால் ஒலிபெருக்கியை ஆஃப் செய்துவிடுவார்; சத்தம் போட்டால் அவர்களுக்குப் பிடிக்காதாம். வடசென்னையின் வீதிகளில் இருபத்தைந்து ஆண்டுகளாக அவரும், அவரது சைக்கிளும், சுழன்று கொண்டிருக்கிறது. ‘மக்கள் அப்படியே தான் இருக்கிறார்கள். எனது சைக்கிள் மற்றும் ஒலிபெருக்கி மட்டும் தான் மாறியுள்ளது’ என்கிறார் லட்டு. 

Social Media Poster: Global Recycling Day 2022

Fri, 18/03/2022 - 12:12
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#Recycling is unfortunately touted as the solution to #EndPlasticPollution. Companies want us to believe that as long as plastic is recycled consistently, there is nothing wrong with the vast amounts of plastic they are producing.

What they #FailedToMention is that 1) not all plastic are recyclable 2) even recyclable plastics are not recyclable everywhere - the technology specific to that type of plastic needs to be available 3) plastics are not recyclable endlessly - after a period of recycling, every bit of plastic ever produced will only end up in the landfill or an incinerator.

#UNEA #EndPlasticPollution #ZeroWasteLiving #SaveThePlanet #GoGreen #Sustainability #GlobalRecyclingDay

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Chennai Plastic Recycling Survey Report

Thu, 17/02/2022 - 11:55
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Recycled plastic pellets from Chennai fared poorly: 14 of the 18 chemicals (7 flame retardants, 6 UV-stabilizer and bisphenol A) were found in samples.10 of these are endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Toxic plastic wastes in Oceans

Tue, 15/02/2022 - 11:52
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The global North continues dumping toxic plastic waste on the global South. Recycling of plastics, containing unknown toxic components is dangerous to those that live and work around these sites. This needs to stop.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Toxic Tours India Study

Wed, 09/02/2022 - 17:55
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We just took the #breakfreefromplastic Toxic Tours and learned that because of plastic production, clean air and water are a thing of the past for communities in Kochi, India. They showed that over 100 pipes dump toxic liquids directly into their river and over 110 exhaust pipes pump poisonous gases into the air. 

Take the #ToxicTour to uncover the realities of plastic production.
➡️ ToxicTours.org

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Reduce Plastic Usage

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:44
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Solving the plastic problem cannot be done by just recycling. Plastics, especially those laden with toxins, are not circular. The only true solution is to turn off the tap of plastic production.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Ban chemicals in Plastic Production

Thu, 03/02/2022 - 17:34
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Strong legislation can help curb the widespread use of toxic chemicals in recycled plastics. Currently this is not seriously monitored by governments.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Widespread Chemical Contamination of Recycled Plastic Pellets Globally

Thu, 27/01/2022 - 18:34
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CAG contributed to a global study by IPEN that looked at the chemical contamination in recycled plastic pellets. The study found that recycling plastics carries over the toxins to the new products. Plastics containing toxins should therefore not be recycled; these should in fact, not be considered part of a circular economy at all.

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