Each year 8 000 000 000 kg plastic litter is polluting our environment and our health.
There is strong evidence that your body is at stake —people are exposed to plastics and their additives every day in a variety of ways. We already know that many additives in plastic are considered extremely harmful, but there is no complete understanding of the effects of plastic itself on human health yet. Ekobie calls for more research and action because this is alarming. We are exposed to all kinds of plastic and hundreds of additives.
So far, there has been consistent evidence indicating that exposure to plastics and the additives therein may lead to a variety of health complications. We not only consume microplastics when we eat contaminated food, but plastic microfibers and nanoplastics are present in the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and even the water we drink — there is no escape...(Plastic health coalition)
"THE SMALL CHANGES
THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING"
WE AGAINST POLLUTION
"Two years ago, I picked up some litter. I felt a change, a positive change and from that moment I started my "litterpicking walks". Soon, some friends joined me. After a while we started organising litterpickevents.
Our highlight is a call to action of 2019: Together with the municipal we organised a
"XL Litterpicking" event in Temse. 350 people, mostly families and friends, responded and turned up. From that moment they became a part a global movement.
We raise awareness as much as possible by organising cleanups and giving presentations.