● #ZeroWaste ●
● Chat Question ●
Have you ever done anything to reduce your waste?
Respond in the comments and let us know!
● About ●
Plastic production has soared since the second half of the 20th century, from 1.5 million tonnes in 1950 to 335 million tonnes in 2016.
Plastic production is a process that requires the use of non-renewable natural resources: oil, natural gas or coal. The long and complex steps of plastic production require a lot of energy and water: polymerization, addition of plasticizers, addition of additives, etc. All this to make a simple plastic bag that is used on average only 20 minutes before ending up in the garbage!
Once at the landfill, the plastic continues to pollute for the time it takes to decompose. For example, a lighter takes 100 years to decompose, a plastic bag 450 years and a water bottle can take up to 1000 years to completely disappear! Unfortunately, the toxic residues of their decomposition remain. Indeed, during this long process, very toxic and non-biodegradable particles, resulting from the various additives added during production, are released and infiltrate into water and soil.
A lot of waste ends up in the ocean (there is even a huge plastic "continent"), and this also causes a lot of problems: sea turtles swallow plastic bags and suffocate themselves, etc.
91% of plastic waste is not recycled!
It is necessary to react NOW!
Let's aim for the #ZeroWaste objective!
Let us stop the degradation of the world's environment and build a future where human beings can live in harmony with nature.
● How you can help ●
- Throw your garbage in garbage cans, they are made for that purpose
- Send the message to your family, friends, as many people as possible!
- Don't buy plastic bags to go shopping but rather use a shopping cart or a durable cloth bag
- Do not buy cutlery, straws or plastic bottles
- Change your plastic toothbrush to wood/bamboo
- Stop wearing polyester clothes
- Spread the hashtag #ZeroWaste around Scratch!
Create a #ZeroWaste project and put the link in the comments so we can add it to the studio! :D
● Curating ●
If you agree with the description of the studio, you can ask in the comments to become a curator.
Don't forget to follow the studio so that the message is transmitted to as many people as possible :)
The curator's responsibilities are to respond appropriately to comments and add projects on the studio theme.
● Managing ●
If you are very active and helpful around the studio for a long time, you might be promoted.
The manager's responsibilities are to respond appropriately to comments, add projects on the studio theme and invite new curators.
● Credits ●
Inspiration for the layout: #Beautiful
Studio created: 05/20/2019