Happy Earth Day! Let’s celebrate with BioStraw4Planet!

April 22, 2019 – Text and video by Stefania Capobianco

Today, on the occasion of the Climate Fund Campaign (April 15-29), GlobalGiving celebrates Earth Day with $50,000 in matching funds and bonus prizes. Your donation is key to kick off the microproject BioStraw4Planet!

Bamboo straws created as a sustainable alternative to plastic straws.

During the Polarquest2018 expedition, our team saw first hand the damaging impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic ocean. While our scientific research of the samples is still ongoing, we are committed to implementing solutions to this time-critical problem. As part of this, we have launched our new “Solutions” page and are supporting a fantastic new microproject: BioStraw4Planet.

BioStraws4Planet aims to create a production line of biodegradable alternatives to plastic, starting from bamboo straws. Jobs will be created for disabled people in the Island of Rodrigues, one of the 5gyres or garbage patches in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

A donation to BioStraw4Planet today is just another way to celebrate our beautiful Earth!

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