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Ever wonder why potato chip and similar types of snack bags aren’t accepted by communal recycling programs? It’s because they’re made of so many different materials that can’t be easily separated, which means the recycled material would be contaminated.
The outside of the bag is usually made from polypropylene plastic, though the logo and nutritional facts are generally a different type of plastic called polyethylene. The shiny lining inside the bag is actually a thin layer of aluminum, which gives the bag strength.
These types of bags are part of what we find as our 4ocean team cleans the ocean and coastlines daily.
While this mixture of plastics and aluminum does preserve your chips, we’d rather preserve the ocean. #4ocean#WeAre4ocean
2 212:25 PM Jan 11, 2019
Humanity has gone down for sure. Two days ago, this gentleman called the « sushi king » in Japan proudly posed in front of an endangered blue fin tuna paid 3.1 million $. He should be called the « extinction king ». Sad to see how selfish the humans have become.
3 408:39 AM Jan 6, 2019
#Repost@leonardodicaprio: Photograph by @PaulNicklen // Overfishing, climate change, pollution, and acidification have pushed our oceans to the brink of collapse. But we have the collective ability to make 2019 the most successful year for our oceans yet! For the next 19 days, we are sharing 19 things you can do to save our oceans. Tip #1 is to advocate for fossil-free, renewable energy. Seek out and invest in wind and solar energy options to end our dependency on oil, gas and coal.
Japan is planning to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to resume commercial whaling in 2019, according to Japanese reports. This comes after decades of hunting whales under the guise of scientific research—a move that has attracted international criticism—and failed attempts to persuade the IWC to overturn the ban on commercial whaling.