Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

  1. Introduction to the Ona Cares video series - about living an almost plastic-free life in the Nyon area of Switzerland.

    More videos in the series are available here: Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

    And also on the Facebook page: facebook.com/OnaCares

    As well as other photos on Instagram: OnaCares

    All credits for illustrations used in the series: Carlotta Cataldi - carlottacat.com, with thanks!

    TRANSCRIPT

    Hello, my name is Ona. I live near Nyon, in the french-speaking part of Switzerland. Right here.

    I am someone who cares about our planet. I’m sad about how we are trashing it. Are you? And do you know how to help?

    Have you discovered all the toys and games you can borrow from the local ludotheque?

    Do you know where to buy foods without plastic?

    Where to get a toothbrush made from bamboo?

    Or where to find a metal straw?

    In a series of videos, I’ll share some ideas with you - as well as look at why plastic-free is the way to be!

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  2. Part of the Ona Cares video series, this video looks at where to buy milk if you want to live a plastic-free life in the Nyon area of Switzerland.

    More videos in the series are available here: Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

    And also on the Facebook page: facebook.com/OnaCares

    As well as other photos on Instagram: OnaCares

    All credits for illustrations used in the series: Carlotta Cataldi - carlottacat.com, with thanks!

    For more information about the Domaine de
    Bois-Bougy, visit: boisbougynyon.ch

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    Where can you go to buy milk without any throw-away packaging?

    If your family is anything like mine, we LOVE milk…
    And we used to throw away so many milk bottles and cartons every week.

    Not any more!

    How can you avoid all that waste?

    Living near Nyon, we use the self-service milk vending machine at one of the local farms - the beautiful Domaine de Bois-Bougy.

    The milk comes directly from the farm’s cows, which you can see either grazing in the fields - or in their barn.

    All you need to do is take re-usable bottles & some change for the machine; fill your bottle; and then enjoy the delicious fresh milk. Easy.

    Enjoy milk as it was meant to be! Direct from the farm and plastic-free.

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  3. Part of the Ona Cares video series - about living an almost plastic-free life in the Nyon area of Switzerland - this video asks: Is plastic pollution a problem in our lakes?

    More videos in the series are available here:
    Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

    And also on the Facebook page: facebook.com/onacares

    As well as other photos on Instagram: OnaCares

    All credits for illustrations used in the series: Carlotta Cataldi - carlottacat.com, with thanks!

    TRANSCRIPT

    Is plastic a problem in our lakes and rivers?

    Take a look at this lake - the Lac Leman. It is on the border between France and Switzerland.

    Isn’t it beautiful and clean!!?! Looks it, right?

    When we look out from here, we can’t see any great garbage patch floating in the lake.

    We don’t have to wade through litter when we go for a swim.

    So it’s all ok. No plastic pollution here! …..

    … Wrong!!!

    Because we can’t see it, we think it’s not here. And that’s a big part of the problem.

    The lake looks so clean. But the truth is a dark and dirtier one.

    More than 5 years ago, scientists at EPFL reported worrying levels of microplastics in the lake.

    These are pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm, and they mostly come from broken up plastic bags and packaging.

    Other scientists at universities in Geneva and plymouth looked at plastic collected from 12 beaches around Lac Leman. Over 3000 samples of plastic!

    They found that, yes, just as in the oceans, plastic pollution is a real problem in the lake.

    The type of plastic found in Lac Leman is very similar to that found in the ocean. Bottles, bottle tops, cotton buds, pens, straws, as well as polystyrene and other packaging.

    One of the authors of the EPFL study told me they found plastics in the intestines of many fish, birds and zebra mussels.

    Another expert told me “it is very likely that wildlife eat the plastics confusing them with food”.

    Not only is it bad for the fish and birds in the lake. It’s bad for us too!

    Will it be safe to eat lake fish when I’m an adult?

    Will lac leman be a home to healthy wildlife and place for all to enjoy?

    That may depend on the choices we make about plastics and other pollutants today!

    USEFUL LINKS:

    Here are links to information about studies by EPFL, UNIGE and the University of Plymouth into plastic and microplastic pollution in Lac Leman / Lake Geneva.

    - actu.epfl.ch/news/microplastic-pollution-prevalent-in-lakes-too-2/

    - swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-waters_probing-the-depths-of-plastic-pollution/37117622

    - blog.frontiersin.org/2018/04/18/environmental-science-plastic-pollution-lake-geneva-lac-leman/

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  4. Part of the Ona Cares video series about living plastic free in the Nyon area of Switzerland, this video presents an alternative to buying yogurt in plastic pots - showing how to make your own yogurt.

    All videos in the series are available here: Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

    And also on the Facebook page: facebook.com/OnaCares

    As well as other photos on Instagram: OnaCares

    All credits for illustrations used in the series: Carlotta Cataldi - carlottacat.com, with thanks!

    TRANSCRIPT

    Plastic yogurt pots. How many yogurts does your family eat every week? And how many yogurt pots do you throw away? There is an alternative! Make your own yogurt!

    I used to have no idea how to make yogurt. I would have thought it was complicated. Not at all.

    All you need to make yogurt is milk and either an existing yogurt or some yogurt culture. Whichever you are using… the steps are the same.

    Step 1: If your milk is from the farm and unpasteurised (un-past-yer-eyezed), you need to heat it. Boil it in a pan until the milk boils and rises.

    Step 2: Let the milk cool

    Step 3: Mix in the yogurt culture OR existing yogurt, using a whisk to make sure it is well mixed.

    Step 4: Pour the yogurt mix into little glass pots.

    Step 5: If you have a yogurt maker, place your pots inside and let it gently warm the mix for 8 hours. If you don’t have a yogurt maker, just place the pots directly into a warm oven (one that was hot but is now turned off) for 8 hours.

    Step 6: Place lids on the yogurt pots and put them in the fridge to cool.

    Step 7: Enjoy!! (I like mine with honey)

    Of course, you can also make flavoured yogurts adding things like fruit, jam or vanilla.

    So that’s it. No more need for plastic yogurt pots.

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  5. Cette vidéo fait partie de la série de vidéos intitulé Ona Cares / Ona s’implique – qui sont consacrées à une vie (presque) sans plastique dans la région de Nyon, en Suisse.

    D’autres vidéos dans la même série sont disponibles ici : Ona Cares / Ona s'implique

    Et aussi sur Facebook: facebook.com/OnaCares

    Et Instagram: OnaCares

    Tous les crédits pour les illustrations utilisées dans la série sont attribués à Carlotta Cataldi carlottacat.com, avec mes remerciements !

    TRANSCRIPT

    Le plastique pose-t-il un problème dans nos lacs et nos rivières?

    Jetez un coup d'œil à ce lac - le lac Léman, situé sur la frontière entre la France et la Suisse.

    N’est-ce pas beau et propre !!?!

    Lorsque on regarde de loin, on ne vois aucun grand tas d’ordures flotter dans le lac.

    On n’a pas à traverser des ordures lorsque on va nager.

    Donc tout va bien. Aucune pollution plastique ici! … ..
    … c’est faux!!!

    Parce que on ne peut pas la voir, on pense que ce n’est pas ici. Et ca c’est une grande partie du problème.

    Le lac semble si propre. Mais la c’est loin de la vérité.

    Il y a plus de 5 ans, des scientifiques à l'EPFL ont signalé des niveaux inquiétants de microplastiques dans le lac.

    Ce sont des morceaux de plastique de moins de 5 mm, provenant pour la plupart de sacs et d'emballages en plastique.

    D'autres scientifiques de l’universite de geneve et l’universite de plymouth en Angleterre ont étudié le plastique trouvé sur 12 plages autour du lac Leman.

    Plus de 3000 échantillons de plastique!

    Ils ont constaté que, tout comme dans les océans, la pollution des plastiques est un réel problème dans le lac aussi.

    Le type de plastique trouvé dans le lac Léman est très similaire à celui trouvé dans l'océan.

    Bouteilles, capsules, cotons-tiges, stylos, pailles, ainsi que le polystyrène et autres types d’emballages.

    Un des auteurs de l'étude effectué par l'EPFL m'a dit avoir trouvé des plastiques dans les intestins de nombreux poissons, oiseaux et moules zébrées.

    Un autre expert m'a dit «qu’il est très probable que la faune mange les plastiques, les confondons avec la nourriture».

    Ce n'est pas seulement mauvais pour les poissons et les oiseaux du lac. C’est mauvais pour nous aussi!

    Sera-t-il possible de manger du poisson de lac quand je serai adulte?

    Le lac Leman sera-t-il un refuge pour une faune saine et un endroit dont tout le monde pourra profiter?

    Cela va dépendre de nos choix au sujet des plastiques et autres polluants aujourd'hui!

    LIENS aux études référencés:

    - actu.epfl.ch/news/pollution-microplastique-nos-lacs-egalement-cont-2/

    - unige.ch/communication/communiques/2018/les-produits-chimiques-stagnent-dans-les-plastiques-du-leman/

    - news.admin.ch/NSBSubscriber/message/attachments/37656.pdf

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Hi, I am Ona. I am 9 years old and live an almost plastic-free life near Nyon in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. After watching David Attenborough's TV series Blue Planet 2 with my family, we decided to break free from plastic over a year ago. Friends were interested and asked us 'why?' and 'how?' so we began making these short videos sharing information about the plastic pollution problem as well as steps we can all take in our local area.

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