kirschtxin:

Three winners this time!

Seeing as the last giveaway went wonderfully I decided to throw another one with more binders up for grabs. I know a lot of people need these and I feel like it’s a extremely important to help however I can, I know there’s a lot of suspicion concerning these binders however!
As somebody who uses one on a frequently basis I haven’t experienced anything from any of the rumours I’ve heard. They’re absolutely fantastic and it helps that they’re cheap. At the end of this post I’ll put links to binder safety as well as a reminder that please if you enter it’s in centimetres not inches. Blah blah blah boring boring Hebah’s being a nerd anyway lets get to the rules and such ಥ⌣ಥ

*~*Rules*~*

  1. Must be following me (I will be checking!!!)
  2. Reblogs and likes count as entry and you can reblog as many times as you wish, but remember to be kind to your followers!
  3. Giveaway blogs aren’t particularly favourable I’m afraid
  4. Shipping available everywhere just as long as you’re comfortable giving me your address
  5. End date will be the 3rd of October (NZ timezone)
  6. If you win you must respond within 48 hours
  7. Annnd of course this has to get a decent amount of notes!

*~*What’s up for grabs*~*

First place:

  1. A binder in black, grey or white by whatwears
  2. Anything under $35 from HOME FOR THE WEEKEND
  3. x2 0.05 inch Marimo!!! Honestly I own a couple of these lil pals and I love them to bits if you want any extra information about them I’d happily help you out!
  4. Mineral Stone gravel (example link) from this store! Under $6 NZD for either your Marimo or for simple decoration!
  5. Any Perfume bar by Tony Moly

Remember everything I end up buying is in NZD so do keep that in mind!

Second and Third Place:

  1. A binder in black, grey or white by whatwears
  2. x2 0.05 inch Marimo as well because lets face it everybody should have marimo
  3. Any perfume bar by Tony Moly

I’m going to try and make this a every couple of month sort of thing so the offer will continue to be there, I wish I could help out every person who needs a binder but of course that’s a bit impossible so I hope it’s be a help to whoever ends up getting these.

It’d be really fab as well if you could check out this post for HFTW. Andie has worked so hard on her store and it’d be awesome if anything could be contributed for the kickstarter so make sure to send her heaps and heaps of support and if we can get that post circulating that would be really, really cool!

 The winner will be chosen through randomiser and good luck!! Hope you all have a wonderful time and good luck!!

(Safety and extra binder info under the cut)

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cupandspoon:

This is the disgusting truth that is overlooked by thousands of people.

Stop using the ocean as a rubbish bin, these albatrosses aren’t the only animals being affected. 

(via slothalgae)

sackvilleplasticbagban:

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Turtle found that pooped plastic for a month

 Leatherback turtles are specialist feeders, their diet consists of jellyfish. Jellyfish are energy-poor food therefore leatherbacks must eat a lot of them. Plastic bags that are discarded into the ocean look remarkably like jellyfish to a marine turtle, meaning they are ingested.
Ingestion of plastic not only means the turtle receives no energy but it means blockages.
 
A turtle was rescued in 2009 after marine biologists in Melbourne Beach, Fla., noticed that it seemed to be having problems digesting food. After dislodging a large piece of plastic from the animal’s gastrointestinal tract, the turtle proceeded to defecate 74 foreign objects over the next month. Some of those objects included four types of latex balloons, five different types of string, nine different types of soft plastic, four different types of hard plastic, a piece of carpet-like material, and two large tar balls.
 
Though this turtle was rescued, it is representative of a growing problem for sea turtles around the world, creatures that easily mistake plastics for food items like jellyfish. According to the report, about half of all surveyed sea turtles have ingested plastic. 

(Source: mnn.com)

oceanportal:

In June, a dock encrusted with barnacles and other sea life travelled 5,000 miles across the sea—from Japan, where it was set afloat by 2011’s tsunami, all the way to Oregon in the US. This story helped bring the problem of marine debris, including both large garbage and tiny microscopic plastic, to the public eye.

Learn more about marine debris and see our other top 10 stories of the year!

Photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Ocean Service

underthevastblueseas:

The Great Pacific Garbage Dump is a floating plastic mass in the Pacific Ocean. It is at least twice the size of Texas, is 10 meters deep and contains 100 million tons of debris. Since plastic isn’t biodegradable, it will never decompose. Instead, it breaks down into small plastic particles and releases harmful toxins into the ocean. If this isn’t bad enough, there are actually 5 known garbage patches around the world. The worst part…it never goes away.

With all the plastic in the oceans, marine animals are in danger. Animals get caught in the plastic or consume it, leading to unfortunate consequences such as sickness and death. An estimated million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals, and a innumerable amount of fish died due to human waste.

For more information click here.

A rescued turtle with a severed flipper and deep cuts inflicted by a discarded fishing net.