Veröld – Hús Vigdísar September 15th at 5PM. All are welcome at this year’s Bláskelin award ceremony, followed by the panel discussion “Plast vandin. Reddast þetta?” hosted by Plastlaus September and Umhverfisstonun. Event agenda 17.00– Opening speech by Natalie Ouellette, Plastlaus September Chairperson. Bláskelin award ceremony The Bláskelin jury Chairperson presents the award that is in recognition of an innovative plastic-free solution that promotes reduced plastic use and plastic waste in society.Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson delivers a speech and presents the award to the winner of Bláskelin 2022. Panel discussion Panel discussion where leaders […]Read More
In the fight against plastic pollution, your wallet, your vote, and your voice are weapons! We all play a part in making change, and larger entities can take responsibility and make significant changes in this world for the better. Let companies, members of government, and community organizations know that you expect accountability and demand change using these templates for email and social media. It doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. You can add text about your experience or just copy, paste, insert your details and send. What matters is that your voice is heard! Email Company Subject: From a […]Read More
WHAT CAN WE DO?
According to a study summary conducted by the Medical University of Vienna*, we ingest up to 5 grams of microplastics from water and food per week. Microplastics are plastic particles that measure 5mm or less in diameter and result from both commercial products and the breakdown of larger plastics. From the highest mountain peaks to the deepest sea trenches, from marine life to wildlife to insects, microplastics have spread all over the globe. They are in human blood, breast milk, and feces, our drinking water, food, and air. Minimizing consumption and making small changes and more informed choices in our everyday […]Read More
For media and partners
Below you can find information and instructions on using material on the Plastlaus september website, along with our media kit and updated contact information. Use of website content Everyone is allowed to use the information found on our website for education. However, if you share content from our website, you are kindly asked to ask for permission. If you have any questions regarding the website’s content or would like permission to share the information, please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com Logo You can find the logo of Plastlauss september here: PDF or PNG Use of our logo […]Read More
We believe that knowledge is power and change stems from information. Here in the Gain knowledge category you will find the answers to some very important questions as well as some valuable resources. Looking for something that you think is important but isn’t here? Start a discussion within our community: Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram | Snapchat: plastlausseptRead More
Construction and the Garden
When it comes to reducing the use of plastic in construction and gardening, there are many ways, most of which involve reusing and sharing. Construction: Reuse what you can, e.g. plastic sheets for painting. See if you need can be found used, e.g. in Efnismiðlun Góða hirðisins á Sævarhöfði og Breiðhella or ask in groups on Facebook. We choose environmentally certified products when possible, e.g. brush soap. Most paints contain plastic, but chalk paint is plastic-free. Most people choose swan-certified paint (which does contain plastic). According to a 2019 report prepared for the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, […]Read More
10 Ways for Children to Reduce Plastic Use
It is important for children to know that they are not responsible for the plastic problem, but adults are. Children can still do a variety of things themselves to reduce the use of plastic and remind adults of their responsibility by talking to parents and teachers, raising awareness in their communities and schools, or sending emails to companies, organizations, or politicians. Here is a handy chart encouraging kids to minimize plastic in their everyday lives. Printable version of 10 ways PosterRead More
Why is it important to recycle plastics? Plastics do not biodegrade in the environment, but rather break down into smaller pieces. Oftentimes plastic ends up breaking down into what is known as microplastics, which are particles with a diameter of 5 mm or less. Microplastics pose a threat because of their small size, specifically because they small enough to enter organisms by way of drinking water and food sources. Microplastics have breached the food chain and have even made their way into our bodies. Loose plastics can easily make their way into the oceans. We have probably all seen the […]Read More
What are microplastics?
Microplastics are defined as plastic particles that measure 5mm or less in diameter and are often invisible to the naked eye. Microplastics have spread all over the globe, from the upper atmosphere to the deepest sea trenches. Microplastics constitute a portion of airborne particulate matter (e.g., nanoparticles) and are generated primarily from vehicle tires and road markings. Once microplastics have degraded into nanoparticles, they can easily enter the human body, typically though inhalation. Norway has issued recommendations on how effectively reduce the amount of microplastics that are released into the streets and the sea. These recommendations include: minimize the use […]Read More
Is all plastic use bad?
Plastic use has become commonplace in our daily lives and is an important component in a number of essential items like safety equipment, carseats, helmets, safety goggles and many items connected to healthcare like IV equipment, syringes, etc. Plastics have been revolutionary in many arenas of modern life. Food safety has increased greatly because of plastics ability to prolong storage life. And all sorts of items that make life easier use plastic, like cell phones, computers, shopping bags, etc. Plastics are used in the fabrication of aircraft and vehicles to make equipment lighter, which means they require less fuel to […]Read More