Raising Plastic Pollution Awareness from the UAE to the rest of the world
Theresa and David are avid campers and love to be outdoors. Theresa loves the beach and sea, and David is more of a fan of the deserts and mountains. Both grew up with a strong environmental conscience, particularly in all things relating to plastic. David, through his father’s work as a veterinarian, became aware of the destructive and fatal effects of plastic pollution on the animal kingdom at an early age. Theresa’s love of the beach and sea was all too often marred by irresponsible beach goers leaving their waste behind, and the increasing quantity of plastic based debris being washed onto the beaches in the region. Both harbour a deep routed desire to promote the preservation and protection of these treasured environments, which have unfortunately come under increasing threat from carelessly discarded refuse and waste. A large proportion of this refuse is made up of single use plastics.
Theresa and David have lived in the UAE for most of their lives: Theresa was born in Abu Dhabi and David moved to Dubai when he was nine years old.
Theresa was brought up in the UAE and also went to school and university in the UK, where she studied law. David was born in Germany in 1977, and moved with his parents and sister to Dubai in 1987. David was educated in Papua New Guinea, the UAE, Egypt and Germany, where he studied law and international relations. David is a founding member of the Emirates Environmental Group. David is also a member of the Rotary Club of Jumeirah, Dubai and Dubai Natural History Group.
The PNSF Expedition intends to highlight the similarly destructive effects of the irresponsible consumption of single use plastics throughout the globe in order to raise awareness, understanding, and a reaction against the growing global plastic pollution problem.
The PNSF Expedition will:
Collect information and data, accompanied by articles, on the effects of plastic pollution globally, which will be made available for organizations as educational and informational data.
Provide objective media content by presenting instances of plastic pollution through pictures, videos and blogs.
Highlight and participate in the efforts of environmental agencies and other non-governmental organizations in the fight against plastic pollution.
Document “best practices” in the utilization of alternatives to single use plastics, and meet with experts in the field of plastic pollution.
Spread a better understanding of the UAE in the furthest corners of the world, and showcase the UAE’s own fight against plastic pollution.
- Our passion is the great outdoors. We love to discover new places, but unfortunately we have encountered all too often the destructive effects of plastic pollution in the most remote corners of the globe.
Thus the idea came to combine the two – a great journey with a great cause. PlasticNotSoFantastic was born…
Join us in our quest to: explore – encounter – investigate – learn – ACT!
Current PNSF Location
- February 2013 (1)
- November 2012 (3)
- October 2012 (1)
- September 2012 (7)
- August 2012 (3)
- July 2012 (3)
- June 2012 (4)
- May 2012 (6)
- April 2012 (5)
- March 2012 (10)
- February 2012 (2)
- January 2012 (7)
- December 2011 (2)
- November 2011 (5)
- October 2011 (10)
- September 2011 (11)
- August 2011 (7)
- July 2011 (6)
- June 2011 (15)
- May 2011 (11)
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- Theresa & David on Special report! Ukraine, Russia and Georgia via Port Kerch, the Vladikavkaz / Verkhiny Lars and Kazbegi / Stepantsminda border
- Nigel on Special report! Ukraine, Russia and Georgia via Port Kerch, the Vladikavkaz / Verkhiny Lars and Kazbegi / Stepantsminda border
- Theresa & David on GoalZero review
- Kevin T on GoalZero review
- Theresa & David on Luebecker Nachrichten – an article
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