Wake Up And Smell The Plastic

Plastic is one of the biggest problems for the environment in the UK today. Studies reveal an estimation between 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic entering oceans through rivers annually. Some of these top contributing rivers can be found in Asia, contributing up to 67% of all plastics flowing into the ocean from rivers around the world.

The last 70 years has seen a dramatic increase on demand for plastic. Shockingly around 300 million tons of plastic is being produced globally every year, half of this is being used for disposable items. 8 million tonnes of this plastic then ends up in our oceans every year, once there it is there to stay.

Plastic is favoured for use in a wide range of industry due to its durability. This is good for suppliers and end users but extremly bad for the environment. This durable material begins its slow breakdown into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight or extremely warm temperature. Since the ocean is beyond freezing, this breakdown process takes that much longer, meanwhile more and more plastic continues to be discarded and ending up in the sea.

Businesses are starting to introduce sustainable initiatives and considering their environmental footprint. Despite the efforts in play to replace plastic within the next 15-35 years, the problem continues to worsen at an alarming speed. As it stands, there is an island of plastic in the ocean three times the size of France. Situated between Hawaii and California, this plastic-land is noted to be the largest accumulation of plastic in the ocean ever recorded.

Businesses are starting to introduce sustainable initiatives and considering their environmental footprint. Despite the efforts in play to replace plastic within the next 15-35 years, the problem continues to worsen at an alarming speed. As it stands, there is an island of plastic in the ocean three times the size of France. Situated between Hawaii and California, this plastic-land is noted to be the largest accumulation of plastic in the ocean ever recorded.

Fortunatley small companies are leading the way with innovative green solutions. Progress can be slow especially with predictions that in 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish…

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Hay Fever Tips… Watch Out For The Pesky Pollen!

13 million people in the UK have hay fever, affecting people of all ages. Having hay fever means you have a pollen allergy. There are three types of pollen that you could be allergic to; tree pollen, grass pollen and weed pollen. The hay fever season is from May through to September. Scroll down to see precautions you can take to reduce your exposure to pollen and ways to combat increased contact…

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An Indepth Look Into The Cheeky Effect

The Cheeky Panda is set up on the foundation of bringing sustainable alternatives to the mass market. We want to actively make a positive difference to the world around us and help the environment to prosper. If you want to be apart of The Cheeky Panda’s mission to create a sustainable living environment for future generations, then all you need to do is switch your loo roll. We are a startup, battling the multi billion dollar tissue paper companies, we can’t do this alone. With your help, we want to spread the word about the damage that tree based tissues are having on the environment…

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