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22 March 2019

Your Morning Cup of Coffee contains 140L Water.

That single cup of coffee requires 140 litres of water to grow, process and transport. Figures provided by UN food and Agriculture Organisation.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/hidden-water-in-your-cup-of-coffee

29 April 2019

In an attempt to use less plastic over 3000 edible drinks capsules, made from seaweed were handed out to runners at the London Marathon on the 29 April 2019.

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/04/29/london-marathon-ooho-edible-drinks-capsules-seaweed/

03 May 2019

From Dead Bodies to Climbing gear and Human waste: Mount Everest is being cleared

Three Metric tons of trash has been removed from Mount Everest. This cleanup effort has been launched by the Nepalese government. Over the past several years, Everest has seen an increase of climbers and with them the trash they leave behind.

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/mount-everest-trash-how-much-whats-being-done-about-it-2019-5

04 May 2019

When there wasn't anyone to collect the rubbish.

The eThekwini Municipality, had asked its residents not to put out their black refuse bags.

Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit (DSW) is currently unable to provide refuse service collection and street sweeping in and around Durban due to the on-going strike action.

https://northglennews.co.za/151340/dont-put-rubbish-bags-urges-ethekwini-municipality/

06 May 2019

Who needs coal power!!!

On the 6 May the UK went more than 100hrs without using Coal Power for the first time in a century.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/uk-coal-renewables-record-climate-change-fossil-fuels-a8901436.html

24 May 2019

Woolworths announces nationwide roll out of low-cost, reusable bags

https://www.supermarket.co.za/news-article.asp?ID=8015&CatTags=8-Going%20green

15 May 2019

"Baby turtles washed up on Cape beaches 'most likely' killed by plastic"

https://m.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-baby-turtles-washed-up-on-cape-beaches-most-likely-killed-by-plastic-20190515

29 May 2019

"FlipFlopi Project constructed the world’s first dhow– entirely out of plastic waste."

https://www.entreprenanteafrique.com/en/flipflopi-the-worlds-first-sailing-boat-made-entirely-from-plastic-waste/

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