Drowning in Plastic


This documentary was a difficult watch, showing the devastating harm the accumulation of years of plastic has caused the environment and especially marine animals.


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Some scenes were so distressing it was hard to watch, it’s heart reaching to see animals suffer from human consumption, the worst is it’s all preventable. We could have all stopped it from getting as bad as it currently is.

It was inspiring to see people trying to create inovative materials for plastic such as using seaweed, biodegradable products are the way forward especially for alternatives to single use plastics. The ocean clean up inventions looks very promising even though most are in the early stages, at lest there’s hope for cleaning the amount of waste destroying the oceans and marine life.


Marine life are often eating plastic and micro plastics instead of fish, mistaking plastic-bags for jelly fish. These plastics are terrible for there health, weighing birds down so they can’t fly slowing killing them. Most injury’s inflicted on the animals are due to them getting caught in plastic waste, leaving them with horrible injures or trapping them in the fishing nets. It is so severe it is effecting the food chain with plastics been found in remote places like Antarctica.

What can we do to help:

| Refuse single use plastics

| Use reusable items such as water bottles, coffee cups, shopping bags, metal straws

| Shop organic natural materials avoid plastic fabrics

| If washing synthetic clothing put them in a net bag to catch the Micro fibres

| Wash clothing less, do spot cleaning instead of washing the whole garment and hang them out to dry

| Raise awareness

| Help with beach clean ups, local plastic clean ups

| Read labels and recycle

| Buy items in bulk in glass jars and avoid items wrapped in plastic

| Find out about your local recycling see what items you can recycle at home and which you can take to a recycling center.

We can all do more to save this planet. Our home.

BBC plastic action


ZARAMIA AVA now available at The Veg Out Cafe


A vegetarian & vegan pop up cafe and art space displaying local artists, this is a great idea!

Situated at 33a Lands Lane Leeds ( where the Candy Heroes Shop used to be )

The pop up is running for 6 weeks from 3rd July to 13th August.


The food is by the Grub and Grog shop all Vegan and vegetarian, you can also purchase local produce vegetables, herbs and plants.


There are workshops, exhibitions and visuals throughout the 6 weeks. All available to view and book, on the Veg Out cafe event on Facebook.

Their Ethos is Constantly evolving promoting sustainability and zero waste which is in line with the ZARAMIA AVA Ethos.

Showcasing local artists with some amazing products. You can find all sorts from ceramics to hanging plants, beautifully illustrated designs to geometric jewellery & fashion.


ZARAMIA AVA IDENTITY unisex products such as:

+ Versatile oversized t-shirts locally screen printed, they can be worn in many ways, they come in white, black and grey. Packaged in ZARAMIA AVA branded, biodegradable brown paper bags.

+ Laser cut geometric jewellery in a variety of sizes and lengths. Made with hemptique cord which is naturally dyed with no chemicals, all zero waste and locally produced. Available in gold, black, mirrored gold and walnut wood. Choose from small, medium or a large size logo in 2 different lengths. Packaged in ZARAMIA AVA branded biodegradable cardboard boxes.

+Locally made metallic pocket mirrors with a variety of geometric designs to choose from. Packaged in ZARAMIA AVA branded 100% ethical linen drawstring bags.

+ Locally Handmade Crocheted Pom Pom beanie hats with vegan acrylic yarn available in black and gold & black. Packaged in ZARAMIA AVA branded biodegradable brown paper bags.


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