Isle of Man News last updated 21 August 2017 11:09:19

Wave Goodbye to Waste, Say Hello to Wildlife

POSTED Thu last week

Manx Wildlife Trust want to see simple steps like a Voluntary Plastic Bag Levy to help stop the plastic threats to our marine life.  Wildlife Gift Shop in Peel is also getting in on the action, and will be giving away specially designed REUSABLE COTTON bags when customers spend £10 or more on their fantastic range of merchandise. Marine plastics are a growing threat facing our oceans. Plastic is so harmful because it takes up to 100 years to decompose and many plastics simply break down into smaller pieces of plastic that plague our oceans for centuries. The designed bag is intended to be reusable and highlight the need to rethink our use of plastics and generating waste. The campaign and design, supported by Colas (IoM) Ltd, was part of a...

'Don't let smoke get in your eyes' is the message of Vision Awareness Week 2017

POSTED Thu last week

Manx Blind Welfare Society has announced that protecting eye health, particularly from the dangers of smoking, will be the message of Vision Awareness Week 2017.The annual event returns next month with its usual mix of events, talks and presentations, including the popular Douglas promenade walk and Bright for Sight Day.This is the fourth year the Society has hosted Vision Awareness Week, which will run from 11th to 17th September. The aim is to promote awareness of the issues faced by the hundreds of visually impaired people living in the Isle of Man, highlight the Society’s work and services, and encourage people to look after their eyesight.Throughout the week the Society has a busy schedule of free talks to schools, businesses and other...

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