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Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic

Piece by piece, an environmental threat is piling up, and we’re ALL to blame. Worse yet, even those of us trying to bring an end to the problem may not be doing as much good as we think.

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See wave of garbage off the Dominican Republic

News, Pollution
Jul
24

A video taken by “Parley for the Oceans” on July 14 shows a “dense garbage carpet” covering the water in Santo Domingo.

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Starbucks is banning straws – but is it really a big win for the environment?

News, Pollution
Jul
23

The coffee giant has announced that it is phasing out straws. But are the new lids it’s introducing actually any better?

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Powering ships with plastic in Amsterdam

News, Pollution
Jul
13

In the Port of Amsterdam, a new factory is being built that could revolutionize the way we dispose of plastic waste. Utilizing groundbreaking technology, the facility will use previously unrecyclable plastic to create fuel for diesel powered cargo ships.

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More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution

Inform, Pollution
Jul
10

Encouraging individuals to recycle more will never solve the problem of a massive production of single-use plastic that should have been avoided in the first place.

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Hyatt joins Starbucks and other companies in eliminating plastic straws

News, Pollution
Jul
9

Hyatt Hotels is joining the growing count of companies and government entities moving to eliminate plastic straws in favor of ocean-friendlier alternatives.

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What are businesses doing to turn off the plastic tap?

Faced with the undeniable consequences of a toxic tide of plastic, people around the world are rejecting single-use plastics and pledging to live more sustainably. Governments are acting too: More than 50 countries have signed up to the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, making this the largest global compact for fighting marine litter.

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10,000 Pounds of Ocean Plastic Is Turned Into a Leaping 38-Foot-Tall Whale

News, Pollution
Jun
30

In response to the estimated 150 million tons of plastic trash currently in the ocean, Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm StudioKCA has created an incredible installation for the Bruges Triennial. Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) is a 38-foot-tall whale fabricated from 5 tons of plastic waste found from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

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China just handed the World a 111-million-ton trash problem

News, Pollution
Jun
25

The world’s biggest waste importer is no longer buying. So where’s all that trash going to go?

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