• Dispensing in plastic bags - Dis-chem’s unhealthy waste injustice
    Only 10% of all the pastic ever produced has actually been recycled. The other 90% is either floating in the ocean or on the ocean floors, in landfills or burnt. Little plastic bags like they dispense as well as the plastic cable ties are not plastics that are going to be recycled much. Even though it's made from 100% recycled plastic, this product will very unlikely ever be recycled again. Recycling alone is not an effective and long-term solution to the ever growing pandemic of plastic waste that is ending up in our precious oceans and on our beautiful shores.
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  • STOP THE SACHETS
    As a continuation of our campaign against single use plastics the WASTE REDUCTION Far South group hereby states its objection to plastic water sachets that are handed out to athletes along the Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) route. The scenic road race runs through the eco-sensitive Far South Peninsula, from Lakeside to Hout Bay, and we would like to see plastic sachets completely eliminated, at least along this strip. Despite efforts to provide bins and clean up after the race, thousands of used sachets and sachet corners land up in storm water drains, oceans, estuaries, river courses, parks and on mountains every year. This is not only unsightly, but harmful to the natural environment. While weather and lack of athlete compliance are partly responsible for this, the TOM organisers can remedy this unintentional littering by not providing water sachets in the first place.
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    Created by Karen Gray-Kilfoil
  • TELL TANZANIA TO RE-BAN TROPHY HUNTING
    Tanzania has lifted the ban on trophy hunting, allowing Tanzanian citizens and holders of foreign residence a chance to hunt and kill wildlife for meat and wall decoration. The government has defended the move saying it would go a long way in supporting conservation of wildlife, when in actual fact, it is simply folding to the highest bidder. The initial hunting ban, imposed in October 2015, came as a response to abuse and misuse of hunting permits - this decision leaves wildlife vulnerable to the same. Certain species of elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, giraffe and zebra are threatened with extinction - which means that they have international protection and shouldn't be killed for fun! Unfortunately, the Tanzania government has chosen to ignore this. According to scientists, we have entered the sixth mass extinction and with climate change, habitat loss and poaching, we really can not afford to lose any of our wildlife species... …especially, if it's just to kill an iconic species to hang on a foreigner’s wall! We cannot afford to lose Africa's dwindling wildlife population. Articles: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Tanzania-lifts-ban-on-hunting-trophies-bush-meat/4552908-4848704-view-asAMP-7shcbfz/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
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  • MONSANTO, DON'T TOUCH OUR WEED
    The legalisation of marijuana is one of the most progressive decisions our government has made - and an important step in divestment for big pharmaceuticals and businesses that profit on recreational substances. South Africans are now allowed to grow and privately use marijuana. But, many have speculated that agricultural giant Monsanto Company has been toying with the idea of capitalising on this global wave of legalisation. They recently merged with major pharmaceutical Bayer (Pty) LTD. Monsanto recently lost a court case because their signature pesticide was found to cause cancer, and have been known for unethical practice around the genetic modification of seeds. DO NOT LET MONSANTO HIJACK THIS VICTORY! STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT TO SAFE MARIJUANA. _________________0 ________________00 _______________0000 ___0__________000000___________0 ___00_________000000___________0 ____0000______000000__________00 ____000000____0000000_____00000 _0_____0000000_000000_00000000___0 00______000000_00000_0000000____00 0000_____000000_000_000000____0000 _000000000__0000_0_000_0_000000000 ____000000000__0_0_0_00000000000 ________000000000000000000000 ______________000_0_0000 ____________00000_0__00000 __________00_______0_______00 ____________________0 Read this article for more information: https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-weed-monsanto-bayer-and-the-push-for-corporate-cannabis/5534771 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/01/health/monsanto-plaintiff-accepts-lower-award/index.html
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  • SA FREE FROM NOISY FIREWORKS
    We no longer have an excuse to celebrate with noisy fireworks that traumatise poor animals long after festivities. Horses and dogs have been known to injure themselves and others by running away when frightened by fireworks. They could potentially cause accidents and damage to property. Animal owners who have been advised to keep their dogs, cats and other pets inside the house during celebrations, so that the animals are safe and can’t run away. Owners are also encouraged to sedate their pets, but, all of this is completely unnecessary, since there are noiseless fireworks on the market. One town in Italy, Collecchio, passed a law in 2015 that all fireworks displays must be quiet. IT IS POSSIBLE TO CELEBRATE WITHOUT HARMFUL NOISE!!! By relying on rich color effects and tight visual choreography, designers of quiet fireworks programs can forgo the big explosions and still deliver a stunning show. PLEASE URGE THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TO FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE WHERE WE ALL WIN. For information - https://www.qld.gov.au/emergency/safety/explosives-fireworks/fireworks/effects-of-fireworks https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/science/july-4-fireworks-quiet.html
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    Created by Kira Sparrow
  • Nairobi, KE: NEMA, Act to Stop Pollution into River Gatharaine-Githurai,Nairobi.
    The continuous discharge of raw sewage into the river is leading to the following impacts: 1. The sewage contain disease causing bacteria which pose a public health risk to the downstream users of the river Gatharaine water. 2. The released sewage contains nutrients which are leading to algal bloom which reduce light penetration and sometimes produce toxins and oxygen depletion when decomposing. 3. The sewage is using up oxygen in the water during its decomposing process leading to oxygen depletion for the water plants and animals. As a consequence, river Gatharaine is quickly becoming a dead river. Additionally, the dumpsite on the banks of river Gatharaine is leading to: 1. Untreated leachate from the dumpsite polluting river Gatharaine. This is exposing the people who use the river’s water for drinking to disease organisms and other contaminants. 2. Insects and rodents are attracted to this dumpsite. These insects and rodent vectors can spread diseases such as cholera to the surrounding community. 3. Pollution from the untreated leachate coming from the dumpsite affects river Gatharaine’s ecosystem-harming water organisms. 4. The uncollected waste from the dumpsite on the banks of river Gatharaine is obstructing storm water runoff resulting in floods.
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    Created by Amos Wemanya
  • SENEGAL: Halte à l'importation de déchets électroniques au Sénégal
    Au-delà de quelques bénéfices pouvant être tirés du recyclage de ces équipements, un réel problème lié à la préservation de l’environnement et de la santé publique se pose. Ces déchets sont composés de substances dangereuses et toxiques qui mettent en danger la vie des êtres vivants.
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  • BURUNDI: STOP À L'UTILISATION DES ENGRAIS CHIMIQUES ET DES PESTICIDES DANS L'AGRICULTURE
    C'est très important de pratiquer l'agriculture organique qui produit des aliments beaux pour la santé de l'homme.
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  • DAKAR, SN: STOP À L'USAGE UNIQUE DU PLASTIQUE
    C'est important de lancer cette pétition pour dire #NONàlaPollutionPlastique parce que tout simplement c'est un facteur nuisible pour l'environnement mais aussi qui a déjà menacé les espèces marines, l'agriculture, pour dire clairement que l'écosystème est menacé.
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  • SOUTH AFRICA: ONGOING RAW SEWAGE SPILL IN OLYMPUS STREET, FLORIDA HILLS
    Raw sewage spill that end up in storm water drains... This is a serious health risk and does major damage to the environment.
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    Created by Des van der Merwe
  • SOUTH AFRICA: POISON FREE OVERSTRAND
    Lets stop the poisoning! Conserve our insects, birds, frogs, plants and our health - like our lives depend on it - it does! Do not spray weed killers! We need a healthy Earth to thrive.
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    Created by Fransel Hen-Boisen
  • DRC: NON À LA COMMERCIALISATION DE L'EAU EN SACHETS ET NON AUX EMBALLAGES EN PLASTICS.
    Nous pensons que la gestion de déchets afférents à ces plastics et sachets reste à désirer en ce sens que : - Pas de structure de ramassage et de destruction, - Ces sachets et plastics détériorent la qualité de notre sol en réduisant sa productivité, - Ces sachets et plastics ternissent l'image du pays et polluent notre environnement . - Nos eaux et nos sources souffrent de la pollution de ces sachets et plastics, - Ces sachets et plastics sont des lieux de prédilection pour les moustiques et autres insectes ...
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    Created by Adonis NDAMRICH