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Meanwhile, on my other blog…

Bangka Island, Sulawesi Indonesia

We just got back from Indonesia where we visited several, amazing diving destinations over the three weeks we were away. We visited Bali, the Gili Islands, which were all just fantastic, but there is one that sticks out in my mind like no other: Bangka, in Northern Sulawesi.

Not just for its unparalleled beauty, but the fact that it’s under threat.

I’d love you to visit my other blog and help me spread the word – help stop the illegal mining activities happening on Bangka, an island too small to sustain it.

http://www.diveplanit.com/2014/06/saving-bangka/

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How to avoid single-use plastic on holiday: 6 Top Tips

Plastic pollution, Cocos Keeling Islands.

Plastic is choking our oceans, killing marine life and polluting our beaches. Most places you travel you’ll see evidence of plastic pollution and yet most people don’t even realize that we’re all responsible for this.

We live in a disposable age. We eat takeaway food, drink takeaway coffee, sip freshly squeezed juice from plastic cups with plastic lids and plastic straws.

So why don’t we ever think about how all of this single-use plastic is disposed of? We feel good about ourselves for remembering to pop our disposable plastic in the recycling. We probably feel good about ourselves for drinking freshly squeezed juice.

But how often do we think about what happens to this plastic when it’s thrown away? Do many of us actually know how much is actually able to be recycled?

And why the hell do we need to drink bottled water anyway? In a country where water is; a) safe to drink, b) FREE.

When you’re travelling sometimes it’s harder to avoid disposables, so here are my Top 6 Tips to help you consume less single-use plastic while on holiday. Continue reading