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Water Cooler Moments

Some of us at Unplastic are old enough to remember photos of Kate Moss in the ’90s clutching a bottle of Evian. What was made cool by supermodels quickly became ubiquitous, with the consumption of bottled water doubling in the last 15 years. 264 more words

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Plastic Angst

I am ancient enough to remember Bakelite. It had been around for a while before the 50s but by the time I’d emerged it had become commonplace around the house, used for radios, toys and homeware. 474 more words

Tap us up!

About 50 Bath businesses have so far signed up for a water bottle refill scheme to help cut down on the use of single-use plastic bottles. 335 more words

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A New Way to Publish Books

In the present dominant model of book publishing, a book is regarded as a single-use commodity that belong to the person who purchases it, to do with whatever one wishes, which includes leaving it languishing unread on the shelves of one’s bookcase, or in a storage box for lack of space. 3,122 more words

Act III: The Glorious Miracle Of Life

Japan has a drug that kills the flu in 24 hours. Why doesn't the U.S. have it?

❝ This has been an especially deadly flu season here in the U.S., but a new breakthrough medication promises to kill the flu virus in 24 hours.

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End the plastic tide

Greenpeace Philippines have created an amazing piece of art out of plastic to show how much of an effect single use waste plastic is having on our oceans. 76 more words

Your Single-Use Water Bottle Probably Isn't Recycled & If It Is, It's Not Helping

Once a single-serve plastic water bottle is consumed it does not just disappear when it is tossed into a garbage can.

Of the 80 million single-serve bottles of water consumed daily, 30 million end up in landfills. 238 more words

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