HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Use plastic bottles wisely in 2020!

Why are plastic bottles such a problem for the environment? Plastic bottles are not biodegradable. They cannot be recycled by
living organisms, but they can be degraded into smaller pieces known as microplastics, by the sun’s energy, and rain. Why is
this dangerous? It takes around 1000 years for a plastic bottle to degrade, but it will never biodegrade and it will stay in the
environment forever. As the plastic bottle degrades, it releases toxic chemicals which affect the wildlife in the future and
enter the food chain. What can you do about it? 1. Use less plastic bottles, or reuse them instead of just throwing them away.
2. Use reusable water bottles. 3. Make sure that the leftover plastic bottle goes into the recycling bin.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Walk to work in 2020!

Do something good for your health and the environment in 2020: walk as much as you can, wherever you go. Walking instead
of taking your car around the city, you will reduce the greenhouse gas emission, and the overall pollution of urban areas. Also,
walking is very beneficial for your health as it burns calories, strengthens the heart, can help lower your blood sugar, boosts
immune function and improves your mood.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In 2020 use less plastic and more other
recyclable materials!

Plastic is polluting the environment in two ways: 1. During production, since its production requires the use of
non-renewable fossil fuels which are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and 2. Affecting the
wildlife and natural habitats. Only in the North Pacific it is estimated that 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic end up in fish each
year. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 mammals die from ingesting plastic yearly. What can you do? 1. If you are already
using plastic, please recycle and watch where your waste is going. 2. Buy less plastic product and replace them with the
ones made of recyclable materials.

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In 2020 eat local!

The food that comes from a local farm or farmer’s market generally uses less packaging than food from a grocery store. One of
the main benefits of eating locally is reducing the amount of energy it takes to ship food. Perhaps most significantly, it
reduces the use of fossil fuels involved in transporting produce all over the world. Those who grow their food without
pesticides and herbicides also save the planet from extra air and water pollution, and needless to say how much healthier food
produced this way is. Also, by supporting local producers you are encouraging the development of small businesses oriented
around environment and human friendly food production.

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In 2020 support local designers!

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, being one of the largest water polluter and water consumer.
Also, the fashion industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emission. Clothing has clearly become disposable. As a result, we
generate more and more textile waste. Why should you support local designers? Because you will be buying better quality
clothes that will last longer, and because small local fashion businesses have far less negative impact on the environment than
the large fashion corporations.