Plasnot works with three organisations which are radically changing the world through innovation and prompt impact. Blue Planet with David Attenborough, WASH with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Water.org with James Cohen. These three organisations align perfectly with the aspirations of Plasnot and we look forward to continuing to promote and support their cause for our planet.
5% of all profits go to each of these three charities - totalling 15% of all Plasnot's profits go to directly helping the world build a better Eco-System.
The Blue Planet initiative offers practical examples of how everyone can help make the world a better place. Easy things like the #2MinuteBeachClean has the potential to recycle billions of waste from our beautiful planet.
Scroll down for a bunch of simple things you can do to get involved.
About 4.5 billion people—more than half the world’s population—either practice open defecation or use unsafe sanitation facilities and services. Poor sanitation, which is widely accepted as a chief contributor to waterborne diseases, is the cause of more than 1,200 deaths of children under five-years-old per day, more than AIDS, measles, and tuberculosis combined. New investments in sanitation tools and technologies— including latrine design, pit emptying, sludge treatment, and the disposal or reuse of waste—have the potential to make sanitation services safe and affordable for everyone. We can make these innovations sustainable by stimulating demand for improved sanitation services among the poor and by developing safe processes for waste extraction and transport that will provide a new generation of entrepreneurs with good jobs and incomes.
Lack of clean drinking water impacts billions of lives. Fortunatley for the innovations from Water.org, it has become a clear as ever how to help out. Our impact on the earth spreads through thirteen countries and four continents. We invite you to read their stories to see exactly how, together, we have transformed lives.
Blue Planet Activities
(Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)
Simply spend just two minutes doing a litter pick down on the beach, or if you can’t get to a beach then a litter pick anywhere will help to improve your environment. You can even document your efforts online using #2MinuteBeachClean and share your efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Be an ocean hero!
We’re inspired by Jan Wells, a very dedicated dog walker who committed to do a beach clean every day for a whole year!
In 2016, 6,000 volunteers cleaned 364 beaches by attending one of the Marine Conservation Society organised cleans!
Every year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean, where it can prove fatal to marine life.
Simple tips - to reducing your energy consumption:
- Turn off lights, TVs, computers, when not in use
- Turn down the heating when it's cold. Blankets and socks are good for you and better for the planet
- Burn renewable fuel (wood not coal)
- Walk or ride your bike and carpool if travelling greater distances
- Slow down when you are driving and keep tyres inflated to the right pressure. Turn off your engine if stopped for long periods
- Eat less meat, especially red meat. Cattle produce large amounts of methane (Phew!)
- Buy local and try growing your own food
- Use a washing line rather than a tumble dryer
- Insulate your home
- Choose renewable energy and/or get some solar panels
- Plant greenery on roofs, driveways, patios and windowsills
- Take a 'staycation' and avoid short-haul weekend city-breaks abroad
- Carbon offset your flights whether for business or for pleasure
- Recycle. Reusing rather than manufacturing from new materials saves energy