It is near the end of the year and now is time to exchange news with the friends, even if we live to far away from each other.
The CINBR is glad to share the new issue of ZeroPlastic newsletter. In each issue participants exchange the most important achievements and difficulties within the 6 months. This time the news came from the UK, Slovenia, the Republic of Korea and Spain. This issue has taken on special significance, because at the end of November we, along with other participants, closely followed the presentations at the week-long MICRO2020 conference dedicated to the study of microplastics. Speakers analyzed the best ways to extract microplastic particles from different environments, link soil erosion and microplastic concentrations, study major sources of microplastics and much more. No wonder Sun Tzu in "The Art of War" said: "Know your enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a thousand battles without defeat." While plastic waste continues to be harmful, we are looking for new approaches to the global problem.
The MICRO2020 conference brings together speakers from around the world. Read more about the reports here.
Colleagues from the Spanish biosphere reserve Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo shared the success of an unusual project to restore and access natural sources of drinking water. The region is often visited by piligrims. This project not only fights for the purity of water sources, but also reduces the amount of plastic thrown away, because now travelers can use reusable water bottles and plan the route taking into account the sources.
Ketey Garrett shared her documentary in which she speaks about how to keep the british coasts clean using the example of the isle of Man biosphere reserve. She spoke to Bill Dale and Richard McNee, founders of local charities whose main task is to fight for the cleanliness and health of the island's beaches. To watch the film visit.
Associates from Slovenia described, as schools can be joined to the project “of schools waters”. Pure water is the basis of schoolchildren health. It helps to support the water-salt balance and contributes to optimum attention and concentration. But children increasinglydisregard the drink of simple water and choose sweet beverages. Therefore teachers throughout the world are joined to the Schools of Water project in order not only to remind about its importance, but also to share the methods to reduce a quantity of waste, namely plastic bottles, cups and other containers.
Jeju island approached nature protection with individual perspective. Local people keep the centuries-old tradition of harmonious coexistence with the natural world. Eco Orot, project manager of Plastic Mandala 2020 decided to pay attention to the Buddhist tradition of creating complex drawings with sand. One such drawing takes weeks of work, but once it is completed, the monks destroy it. Tradition reflects the transitional essence of all material life on earth. As part of the project, participants face the uncomfortable process of collection of small particles of plastic on sandy shores to use them for the mandala, which will reflect condolences to the ocean for all the harm we continue to cause.
Waste Museum was mentioned in Zero Plastic newsletter
The CINBR took the opportunity to share the successes of a young but well-coordinated team - the editorial office of the newspaper Dialogues about Waste. We are happy that you share our dreams of a healthier nature of the Commander Islands. Thank you!
For more information about the friendly editorial and other projects, read the new edition of the new issue!