Time traveling today, and here are some items in my bags, you can see what they are in my stories. 😜 I don't know what to expect on this trip, but am aiming to be as #plasticfree and #wastefree as possible during my travels. For today, my body is most comfortable on longhaul flights sticking to dinking water 💦 .
As today is also #worldwaterday , it makes me think about the 2.1 billion people that live without safe drinking water and how so many countries seem to be dependent on bottled water, by necessity and convenience. 💦 .
The World Health Organization is launching a health review of the potential risks of plastic in drinking water because of results in a recent study that found that 90% of bottled water contain #microplastics . The new study, analyzed 259 bottles from 19 locations in nine countries across 11 different brands, and found an average of 325 plastic particles for every liter of water being sold. That's craziness, not to mention the single-use packaging waste that is involved.
. 🚰 480 billion plastic bottles were purchased in 2016
🚰 Globally, a million bottles are purchased per minute
🚰 91% of them are not recycled, ending up in landfills and the ocean
🚰 40% of bottled water is tap water
🚰 It takes 3xs more water to make one plastic water bottle.
What we need now are Nature-based solutions for fresh water. I recently discovered the initiatives of @charitywater and the @swarovski Waterschool. There are desalinators and other machines that can ensure sustainable water systems, but sometimes there are obstacles from the government and the bottled water monopolies that affect the necessity of #conservation in this world that is clogging up with pollution. .
Anyway, I have my @kleankanteen bottle with me and will love filling it up as much as possible.... which reminds me, I should do that now. See you soon #Shanghai ! 🏯✨
Guys, tell me, what do you know about Shanghai?
Do you know: ✔Shanghai has the largest population in China ✔The city is one of four directly governed cities in China ✔Shanghai is an important financial and cultural centre of China
✔The biggest port in the world ✔Esrablished in 751 year 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Скажите мне , что вы знаете о Шанхае?
Шанхай- ✔Крупнейший по численности населения город в Китае
✔Один из 4 городов центрального подчинения КНР ✔Важный финансовый и культурный центр страны ✔Крупнейший в мире морской порт ✔Основан в 751 году
We were fortunate to have a visit to our Mellower Coffee academy and its education team in Shanghai during this trip. Their passion and expertise for sepcialty coffee are infectious. Well, stay tuned as we are going to bring back some interesting coffee and some lifestyle workshops to Singapore very soon!