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Aww noo. He's dead az bro.

Aww noo. He's dead az bro.

Posted 2 July 2014   by Amy         Permalink | Be the first to comment

Tags: whales, environment, plastic bags, rubbish, oceans, video

I've got some bad news cuzzie. The beached whale iz dead :( And what's worse, the whole ocean is getting dead too.

Poor seagull lost his mate to too much "plistuc". Did you know that at least a million sea birds, and a hundred thousand marine mammals die each year because of plastic pollution? That's no good.

But nineteen year old Boyan Slat has got a plan to make sure no more sea animals die from too much plastic. A few years ago, when diving in Greece, Boyan noticed that there were more plastic bags in the ocean than fish :( "Why don't we just clean it up?" he wondered. So, for a school assignment he came up with a plan to clean all the plastic out of the ocean without harming any animals. Check it out:

How amazing is that? Boyan says that the oceans could clean themselves of plastic in just five years! He's currently crowdfunding to get The Ocean Clean Up project up and running and has nearly reached half his target! You go Boyan.

Meanwhile, we can help protect our oceans and the animals in them by making sure no more plastic gets in the water. You can take action today by pledging to say NO to plastic bags. By choosing to carry reusable bags you'll help make the oceans a cleaner and safer place for animals.


Do you have any other good tips for looking after our sea life? Pop 'em in the comments.

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Bird is the word. And thongs are the prize :)

Bird is the word. And thongs are the prize :)

Posted 13 December 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 53 Comments

Tags: birds, environment, rubbish, thongs, giveaway, contest, competition, win, malc&andi

Thong weather is here. And I could not be happier! If you're a lover of good thong weather - like me - you'll know the importance of a good pair of pluggers.

And we just so happen to have 4 pairs of malc&andi organic rubber thongs to giveaway!

Yep, you read that right. They're organic. AND they're biodegradable. Which means you could pretty much eat them if you wanted to. (But don't.)

This is great news because while you and I know that plastic isn't food (except for that one time I bit into a decoration apple), birds sometimes don't. And the plastic that we humans use can cause serious problems for birds, when it's not thrown away properly. Check this out:

This trailer is a good reminder of how the choices we make everyday are powerful. Something as simple as litter is having a massive impact on the lives of animals. So by making sure you chuck rubbish in the bin and by choosing biodegradable options you can ensure that you're helping to keep both animals and the environment safe.

So, to win yourself a super soft pair of biodegradable natural rubber thongs (in the colour of your choosing) I want to hear about one choice you've made to help protect animals from suffering. Pop it in the comments below and you could be one of 4 winners :)

Comp closes: Sunday 19th January. Winners can choose any pair from available stock.


P.S. malc&andi have an awesome range of hats, sunnies and accessories as well so you can be fully decked for summer in ethical goods. AND, you'll be happy to know that they donate 5% of all profits to animal charities, including us :) Check out the range here.

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Save Animals This Clean Up Australia Day!
Posted By Jane

Save Animals This Clean Up Australia Day!

Posted 24 February 2011   by         Permalink | 3 Comments

Tags: environment, rubbish, plastic bags, Clean Up Austraila Day, wildlife

Pristine beaches, beautiful coastlines, incredible rainforests, arid deserts and crisp clean snow - Australia is without a doubt one of the most amazing countries in the world.

So don't you just hate it when you see rubbish littering this beautiful landscape? I mean, when you find out how rubbish affects our environment, you quickly realise it doesn't just look ugly, it can be a serious danger to our wildlife. That's why you'll catch me with my gloves on, cleaning up next Sunday (6th March) for Clean Up Australia Day!

I remember first hearing how plastic bags can wash into oceans and be eaten by turtles, dolphins, birds, etc - blocking their digestive tract, causing them to slowly starve. Now, I can't walk by a stray plastic bag (esp. near waterways) without picking it up and putting it in a bin! This story of 'The Majestic Plastic Bag' puts it well:

And plastic bags are just the start...

You wouldn't think that something as small as the plastic ring around the top of a drink or vitamin bottle could do much harm. But check out what happened to this turtle, who got caught in a plastic ring at a young age, and literally grew around it!
This magpie didn't fare much better! Btw, simply cutting rings before tossing them out is a simple way to avoid this happening to any other animals.

And seeing a snake with her head trapped in a soft drink can is just saddening. Especially when you know how easy it would have been to crush the can and put it in a bin!

Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 6th is a fantastic opportunity to help make Australia even more beautiful, save animals from falling victim to our litter and meet some other caring cleaner-upperers! There are over 5000 volunteer sites all over Australia and you can find one near you simply by typing your postcode in here. If you know of a site that needs attention, you can register that as well!

I'll be down at my local creek the morning of Sunday the 6th, clearing away hazards to animals and prettying up the place! I hope to see you out there!

Are you taking part in Clean Up Australia Day? Where do you plan to clean up?

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