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The easy (and right) way to get rid of your e-waste

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | July 9, 2013

Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and...

Go far, go together

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 22, 2013

There is an African saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” The past week I have spent on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean documenting illegal fishing has taught me this. Working in a...

Join Zero Plastic Week 2013

Blog entry by Diana Waters, Joburg Volunteer | June 10, 2013

“Did you know that a new continent was discovered? A continent the size of France and Spain put together. Without the presence of humans, animals, or nature, but only made from plastic!”. This is a scary reality of the world we are...

Let’s start talking about tuna

Blog entry by Diane Mc Alpine | July 29, 2013

Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a...

Is it possible to go plastic-free?

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | June 12, 2013

We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer. A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the...

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission - Where To From Here

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | May 13, 2013

Forest destruction is visible; you can see the trees disappearing, the animals torn from their homes. But ocean destruction is hidden; our planet, which is predominantly blue, is under threat by industrialised fishing fleets, weak...

The loophole in our tuna labels

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 29, 2013

Today I discovered I am not the only South African in the Indian Ocean.   On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an area where fishing vessels offload their catch to another, often bigger, ship.  And it is...

Hope on the high seas

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 19, 2013

The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is...

Consumer justice now!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | March 15, 2013

Recently, British and South African consumers were rocked by news of horse and donkey meat being found in their meat products. This sparked outrage amongst consumer groups who demanded to know which products had been found to be...

How to keep the tap closed this World Water Day

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | March 18, 2013

Did you know that nearly 95% of the water we consume is hidden in the food we eat, energy we use, and products and services we rely on. That’s not something a lot of people consider, but as we celebrate the 20th World Water Day on...

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