• Plastic Bags charges, taxes and bans – List by Countries

    An island the size of Texas is forming in the Central Pacific Ocean……an island made entirely of discarded plastic debris. Cities and countries are taking action against the scourge of plastic bags. Below are just some of the countries with bans or charges already in place or pending. This is in no way a complete list however […]


    Updated: 04 June, 2017

  • “A Plastic Ocean” – free movie screening

    This month Goumbook is celebrating the first anniversary of it’s latest initiative: Drop It – Say NO to Plastic (bottles). It has been a very rewarding and passionate year: we have done many awareness sessions in corporate offices and schools, we have had many companies and individuals switching to filtered tap water in their offices […]


    Updated: 01 May, 2017

  • RSVP ‘A Plastic Ocean’ free movie screening

    A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.


    Updated: 01 May, 2017

  • More Trash than Nature

      Many people think of beach trash as an unfortunate eyesore. But Barry Rosenthal, who spends much of his time on beaches in gloves and knee-high boots, combing through glass, plastic, and other junk, finds artistic inspiration in what others leave behind. Rosenthal describes himself as a lifelong collector. As a child, he stocked up […]


    Updated: 06 June, 2013

  • Are you ready to UPCYCLE?

    We’ve all heard a lot about the 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… but there is a new kid in town (not so new after all…) that makes it all more interesting: UPcycle!   What is it? what does it mean? “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products […]


    Updated: 27 March, 2013