1/3 of sand grains at British beaches are, in fact, crumbled particles of plastic.
1.3 billion tons of food decay each year globally. This is a third of the whole food production.
20.000 pieces of scrap longer than ten centimeters are wafting through the earth orbit.
46.000 pieces of plastic waste can be found at each square kilometer of our three big oceans.
265 million tons of plastic were produced in 2011.
1000 tons of rocks need to be quarried in order to extract one ton of copper.
600.000 tons of electronic waste per year is produced in Germany alone.
800.000 liters of sewage are produced during one week on a cruise liner. 13.000 liters is oily wastes.
313 kilograms per second are trashed by Germans.
Sources: Eurostat, Plastic Planet, European Commission, UNEP, IETC, Federal Environmental Agency, BVSE, FAO
November 2015 We are searching for volunteers for our Flyer Campaign! If interested (also on
basis), let us know by firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2015 According to Amnesty International, Shell still deceives the public concerning its efforts to clean up the oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The mess is visible to
the unaided eye.
September 2015 Just this Saturday (September 26) we participated in a nationwide protest against Shell and its efforts to flow oil in Alaska. Now Shell has
ceased its drillings (officially) due to lack of chances for success and high costs.
September 2015 Have a look at this new documentary: "Landraub" by Kurt Langbein.
September 2015 Again, one of Apple's subcontractors has turned out to exploit its workers. According to Sacom (Students and Scholars Against Corporal Misbehavior), China-based
Lens Technology (produces touch-activated screens) forces workers to work for a month without any pause, pays salaries sporadically, and exposes its workers to deleterious working
August 2015 Have a look at this article (in German)!
July 2015 A new study of the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is published in Science. The lesson is
clear: The oceans have reached their limit to withstand man-made climate change.
July 2015 We have added Samsung to our target list of companies whose customers we want to reach. We contacted Samsung in February 2015 to receive information about the concrete
steps Samsung has undertaken to prevent child labor after the 2012 child labor scandal in Samsung's Chinese supplier factories. We haven't received an answer yet.
June 2015 The new documentary THE TRUE COST looks behind the concept of fast fashion. Director Andrew Morgan follows the
exploited Bangladeshi garment worker Shima Akther who can see her little son only once a year.
The movie shows the abyss of ignorance of Western shoppers towards the lives of those who produce their cheap clothes.
You may want to look here.
"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsame
trouble, every social advance as a first step towards revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."