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Kampanye Diet Kantong Plastik - GI dan CK

Diet Kantong Plastik adalah program kampanye dari Greeneration Indonesia untuk mengatasi pemakaian kantong plastik yang berlebihan.
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Pacific Plastic Gyre | Infographic

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Of the 200 billion pounds of plastic that we use each year, about 10% winds up in the ocean. That's about 50,000 pieces per square mile. But most from East Asia finds its way to the North Pacific Gyre -- a garbage patch that may be 4 times as big as Borneo.


Over the years, sea plastic breaks down into tiny particles, which are magnets for toxins including DDT, dioxins and PCBs. Plankton, small fish, big fish and, eventually, humans consume these pollutants.


Most of the plastic that makes up the gyre is sourced from packaging that consumers enjoy for mere minutes: plastic bags, bottle caps, water bottles and Styrofoam cups.


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Trash Vortex


A charming animation by filmmaker Mette Menting tells the story of a rubber ducky's long voyage through the Pacific Ocean's "plastic soup".

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The Graduate "One Word: Plastics"


On of the more memorable lines on celluloid sums up our love affair with plastic, circa 1967.

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Tapped: Bottled Water v. Health and Environment


A 5:41 trailer from Tapped: a one-hour documentary that looks at how the bottled water industry impacts health, climate change, pollution and our dependence on oil.


Notable Quotables:


"Americans buy 29 billion single-serve water bottles every year." Less than 20% are recycled.


"Most of the public does not know that their plastic materials are being made in petrochemical plants."


"People think that when they're drinking bottled water, they're getting a healthy product. They're not conditioned to think that maybe there's something in the plastic."


"First of all we should realize that a lot of bottled water is tap water." (About 40%)


"Botled water is the greatest marketing and advertising trick of all time." (Supporting an $11.5 billion industry in 2007.)


"If you eliminate the scourge of bottled water, you'll be eliminating one of the biggest problems facing our environment." - Captain Charles Moore


Watch the fascinating bonus outtakes at http://tappedthemovie.com

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Your Plastic Will Outlive You

An animated PSA portrays a little girl being outlived by a piece of plastic rubbish that she carelessly tosses away.


"Plastic rubbish takes 200 to 1,000 years to break down. Reduce your use of plastic!"


The short is run on the Bumi Hijau network, along with environmental documentaries, broadcast to 52 local television stations all across Indonesia.

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Strange Days: Gender-bending BPA


Sea Studio's Strange Days on Planet Earth follows Dr. Fred von Saal into waterways where fish are sprouting both ovaries and testicles. He's linked the trouble to tiny concentrations -- a few parts per trillion -- of BPA (bisphenol A).


This estrogen-mimicking plasticizer leaches from polycarbontes, used for hard water bottles and, and as a lining for canned drinks and foods.


More than 8 billion pounds of BPA are used in the manufacturing of products each year. Doses of just micrograms per kilogram body weight per day are linked to prostrate and breast cancer, fertility issues and heart arrhythmia. (Sources: Wikipedia and US News and World Report)


Buy the DVD: http://www.pbs.org/strangedays/

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Electrolux Vac from the Sea


Bemoaning a shortfall of high-grade recycled plastic, Electrolux worked with environmental agencies to collect plastic from the oceans' 5 trash gyres. Each was molded into a concept vacuum cleaner. Sadly, you won't find the vacs at your nearest mall. They're only for display purposes.

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Empowering Waste Collectors


"We are the heroes of the Earth!" calls out a community organizer for trash collectors in Jakarta. "We clean the Earth of plastic."


Danone AQUA and Ashoka collaborate on the "Pemulung Empowerment Program". Working with local organizations, they propose social business solutions to improve the economy and living conditions of traditional waste pickers. Improved sorting of plastics, for instance, allows the collectors to earn a higher price on recycling stock.


According to the United Nations' Our World 2.0, 1% of urban dwellers in the developing world make their living by collecting and scavenging waste. In Jakarta, this contributes to the recycling of about a third of the city's solid waste.

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Filipinos Combat Flooding with Recycling


When Typhoon Ketsana ravaged the Filipino capital of Metro Manila, in 2009, the area of Marikina was badly flooded. Making the natural disaster even worse was the city's clogged storm drains, choked by plastic bags.


A year later, this report finds local residents tackling recycling with a vengeance. Before the floods there were no recycling staions. Within a year, there were 80.


Residents followed the lead of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, a relief organization to which they a felt special loyalty in the wake of the floods. Says Muslim resident, Hamza Saro: "We saw Tzu Chi doing good things, so we recycle to help Tzu Chi. There are no religious barriers."


As with many successful enterprises, a few committed community members head up the revolution. Enter Leo and Carmelita Rejano, who make the rounds locally to promote and monitor the effort. Says Carmelita: "I want to save the Earth. The garbage that shouldn't be thrown away can be reused, and I also learned that recyclables can help a lot of people."

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Video Diet Kantong Plastik

Diet Kantong Plastik itu mudah dan menyenangkan. Iya kan? Ayo ekspresikan caramu ber-Diet Kantong Plastik.
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Rainforest Fungus Eats Plastic for Breakfast

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No film here, but this breaking story is right out of Hollywood: In a dwindling tropical rainforest, students discover a fungus that can save humanity from the brink of destruction.


The swashbuckling mushroom is Pestalotiopsis microspora, which has been shown to dine on polyurethane alone in an oxygen-free Petri dish. Hopes are it will do the same deep in our growing land fills.

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Planet Police: Plastic Bag Sting Op


A lighter take on the move to ban the bag. Just say no!


SYNOPSIS: Plastic bags: an American addiction. Lucky for you, the Planet Police are here for the intervention. Find out if their covert sting operation will yield results in this unscripted "Cops" parody. To check out all of our awesome Webby-Nominated videos, head to TitanGreens.com!

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Plastic to OIl: Envion


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One Plastic Beach


In general, this playlist presents problem up top, solutions down below. But this little treasure is too precious to bury.


Indulge yourself  in this touching short by High Beam Media on beach plastic "curators", Richard and Judith Selby Lang.


JUDITH: "We really like to say that this is a love story. From our first date at Kehoe Beach, a whole life has unfolded."


RICHARD: "We decided that we were going to go to the beach, and go as often as we could, and see what we could collect in one year. We started specializing in one item: juice lid caps... We thought, let's make a trophy of our days at the beach, so we made a trophy fish. In that one year, we collected at least 2 tons - 4000 pounds of plastic."


(Cue plastic fantastic marlin, life size.)


RICHARD: "The opposite of beauty isn't ugly. The opposite of beauty is indifference."

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Seas of Plastic: Captain Charles Moore


Testimony from the seaman who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. "Only we humans make trash that nature can't digest," notes Captain Charles Moore.


He argues that our single-use, "throw-away" culture is a learned habit, taught to us by marketers in the wake of austerity - the Great Depression and World War II.


Presenting evidence from his own research vessel, and disturbing images of wildlife impacts, he makes the case that cleanup of our oceans is impossible. Our only way forward is to wean ourselves of non-biodegradable plastics, and to stop pollution at our shores -- source of 80-90% of the solid waste found at sea.

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Plastic Planet: 2010 Feature Documentary

Stone, bronze, iron... ours is the Age of Plastic. Are we safe? Filmmaker Werner Boote takes us on a global mission to find out.


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"The amount of plastic we've produced since the beginning of the plastic age is enough to wrap the entire planet in plastic bags 6 times over."


"In the fluid part of the blood you have measurable levels of bisphenol-A." - Fred vom Saal, biologist


Buy the DVD: http://firstrunfeatures.com/plasticplanetdvd.html

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Bag-eating Whale Gasps its Last Breath


A Brydes whale fights to breathe, stranded on a Cairns beach. A post-mortem revealed that the whale's stomach was packed with six square metres of plastic - mostly shopping bags.


Plastic isn't conclusively the "smoking gun" in this whale's death, but the global suffering imposed by non-biodegradable waste is clear. The United Nations estimates that each year more than one milllion sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles animals die due to plastic ingestion, suffocation and entanglement.

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KIMO’s Fishing for Litter

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The Plastic Soup Foundation works with Netherlands fishermen to collect trash caught in trawler's nets, rather than throwing it back to sea.


Includes an interview and Dr. Jan Andries van Franeker that looks at the disturbing effects of plastic on marine wildlife.


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The World's Deepest Bin


Garbage, gamified. A rubbish bin rigged with sound effects collects nearly twice the haul of a normal bin, not far away.


This was the product of a social innovation project sponsored by Volkswagen. See more entertaining/inspiring vids, including one about a Recycling Arcade Machine at thefuntheory.com.

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Toughest Place to be a Binman - Jakarta

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Jungle Run Productions organized this BBC shoot that paired a London rubbish collector with his counterpart in Jakarta.


The Londoner was amazed to find no sorting of trash for recycling, and duties that include pulling a hefty cart by hand and clearing plastic from open drains. He was reduced to tears.


Since the programme aired on 29 January, viewers have pledged their support to improve the Jakarta binman's condition.



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Bombastic Plastix! - A Trashonista Paradise


An American metalsmith and his Balinese bride have fine-tuned a technique for recycling post-consumer plastic bags. Heat-welding multiple layers with intricate cut-out patterns, they produce a lightweight, waterproof, durable, brilliantly colored textiles, and stitch them into bags and wallets.


Visit this dynamic duo at bombasticplastix.com.

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Kampanye Diet Kantong Plastik - GI dan CK

Diet Kantong Plastik adalah program kampanye dari Greeneration Indonesia untuk mengatasi pemakaian kantong plastik yang berlebihan.
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Mike Biddle: We Can Recycle Plastic


Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can and does, recycle any kind of plastic. 

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Cereplast: Bioplastic Hits the Big Time


Cereplast makes plastics out of plant starch -- potatoes, tapioca, corn and algae.


From a press release:


"Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased, sustainable plastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with traditional plastics. On the cutting edge of bioplastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands.


Cereplast Compostables® resins are ideally suited for single-use applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the foodservice industry.


Cereplast Sustainables® resins combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging."

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Plastic2Oil: Overcoming the Barriers


John Bordynuik, CEO of JBI, Inc., reviews challenges overcome while developing technology and public will to convert plastic to oil.


From plastic2oil.com:


JBI, Inc. is an innovative North American fuel company that transforms unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel without the need for refinement.


Our patent pending Plastic2Oil® (P2O) process is a commercially viable, proprietary process designed to provide immediate economic benefit for industry, communities and government organizations with waste plastic recycling challenges.

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