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12,000 Tons of Plastic Waste Removed By Volunteers From Indian Beach

“We are clearing the mess created by our parents,” said a young volunteer.

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Plastic pollution remains to be one of the biggest and most serious problems plaguing Mother Nature today. In fact, it’s always heartbreaking when we hear about marine life accidentally ingesting our waste since this often leads to their death.

Fortunately, there are concerned people taking matters into their own hands to at least minimize the predicament’s impact. In India, for example, volunteers recently gathered to remove plastic waste in a Mumbai beach – and the result of their efforts is quite astonishing.

Together, hundreds of volunteers managed to remove 12 million kilograms of plastic waste.

Source: SkyNews

Yes, that’s about 12,000 tons of garbage off the beach!

In a Sky News report, we learn that the movement was inspired by lawyer Afroz Shah who helped launch Sky Ocean Rescue one year ago. Bollywood celebrities have since donated tractors and diggers to help up with digging plastic buried under the sandy beach.

Shah shared:

“This beach laps the plastic up. It acts like a net. You must pick it up or the next high tide will take it out and it will never come back. Then it harms marine life.”

The efforts have since been praised by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

Even young students joined cleaning the beach – and they have something to say about it.

Source: SkyNews

15-year-old Titiksha Kabra shared:

“We are clearing the mess created by our parents. If we don’t want our generation to face the problem of plastic we have to come here and clean it up.”

Part of the problem is the lack of a systematic waste collection in the area.

Source: SkyNews

Shah explained that there isn’t proper waste collection in one of the slums close to the beach and this contributes to the problem.

Said Shah:

“There is no garbage pick up here. Nobody tells them how to handle plastic.”

Now people are being encouraged to take plastic to a recycler where 1kg of plastic bags are paid 5 rupees. So far, 20,000 kg of plastic have been sent for processing in one month’s time.

“This is the hope for the future,” added a hopeful Mr Shah. “Plastic that is recycled won’t end up on my beach.”

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Brilliant Artist Creates Beautiful Artwork From Spilled Coffee

Coffee is not just for drinking for Giulia Bernardelli.

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Coffee spills are quite annoying as they are sometimes difficult to clean. But one artist turned this problem into something beautiful. Instead of wiping off the spill, she created incredible artwork from it, and the results are simply amazing.

Giulia Bernardelli, better known as Bernulia in her Instagram account, revealed that her creativity in turning coffee spills into art comes from spur-of-the-moment imagination. The 27-year-old Italian artist, who earned her bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, shared that her coffee spill artwork all started a year ago when she accidentally spilled coffee on the table.

In awe of the possibilities, Giulia found a way to turn the ugly patch into a work of art.

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Amazing Detailed Process On How This Bolt Was Turned Into A Teeny Beautiful Hunting Knife

Stallone will be proud of you.

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Youtuber Bobby Duke showed amazing craftsmanship when he made a Legionnaire Bowie knife out of a 2-dollar stainless steel bolt from Lowes. And while the original dagger can slyly fit Sylvester Stallone’s hand (as featured in the movie Expendables 2), Bobby’s version can only fit your finger, at the most. Teeny but awesome.

Bobby, who is a cement truck driver on weekdays and an artist on weekends, detailed the process of making the miniature hunter knife through a step-by-step video he uploaded on his Youtube channel. It has amassed over 21 million views to date.

The video opens with Bobby kneeling over a rack of steel bolts before viewers are transported to his work area.

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Artist Perfectly Explains Why Boys Also Need Female Role Models

“Boys are repeatedly told that girls’ things are embarrassing and inferior.”

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We all grew up having own personal heroes, whether that hero be an athlete, a musician, a comic book superhero, a loved one, or anyone else for that matter. We look up to them and they inspire us to be our better selves.

So is it ok for a young boy to look up to female role models? The obvious answer to this question, of course, is a resounding “yes” but if you’ll be honest, the sad reality is that society sometimes has the tendency to discriminate genders.

Artist Damian Alexander has personally seen this and even experienced it in his own life.

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