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Month: June 2023

GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY (INC-2) (29 May to 2 June 2023)

A Recap of Day 3 Talks On the 3rd day of the INC2 #PlasticsTreaty, negotiations finally moved to Contact Groups – after 2 days of delay focused solely on the draft Rules of Procedure. The INC heard calls from NGOs, Indigenous Peoples, Women, impacted communities, trade unions, workers, scientists, and other rights-holders and civil society members for: dramatic reductions of plastics...
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EAT SMART

Most people focus solely on cutting calories to lose weight. High calorie foods – which can lead to weight gain – are almost always artificial and processed and do not provide any significant nutritional value. However, it’s also crucial to consider the types of foods that you’re eating. A high-calorie vegetable salad which is high nutrients is better for health than a low-calorie...
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WHY GREEN SPACES ARE GOOD FOR YOU

Research shows that green spaces, areas with natural elements like trees, grass, or gardens, boost your overall well-being. That includes your physical and mental health. Even looking at nature and greenery through a window can lower your blood pressure and anxiety levels, recent studies show. In fact, the longer you’re exposed to green spaces, the more likely you are to have better mental...
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THE SHOCKING HAZARDS POSED BY AN EVERYDAY ITEM: THE PLASTIC BOTTLE

A first-ever study reveals the hard truths behind soft drinks' plastic bottles: The beverage industry supply chain of this common plastic, known as polyethylene terephthalate or PET, is riddled with carcinogens, emissions and contamination. Worldwide, the beverage industry buys more than 500 billion plastic bottles annually – nearly a million per minute. Making PET requires hundreds of...
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World Environment Day 2023: #BeatPlasticPollution

Beat Plastic Pollution is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day.  The data put out by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is staggering. Around the world, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Plastic production keeps growing, with half of all plastic produced designed for...
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN BEANS

Green beans – also known as string beans or snap beans – are rich in Vitamin C and beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables their colour. The vegetable helps fight inflammation and is a good source of folate and potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. Green beans also are a good source of protein and fibre, which helps lower cholesterol. That’s not all....
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