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Victory: Washington State Passes Comprehensive Policy to tackle Plastic Pollution

Victory: Washington State Passes Comprehensive Policy to tackle Plastic Pollution

The Surfrider Foundation and our partners in the Plastics Free Washington Coalition/Washington Sin Plástico are celebrating as Governor Jay Inslee signs into law SB5022, a major piece of legislation that will help tackle the plastic pollution crisis.

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Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

Twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste, report reveals

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fueling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

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Plastic gets to the oceans through over 1,000 rivers

Plastic gets to the oceans through over 1,000 rivers

The problem with plastic waste just got more complicated—and so did the effort to stanch its flow into the world’s oceans.

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Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

In a span of just over three weeks, more than 47 tons of plastic waste were removed from America’s largest protected marine reserve, sometimes directly off animals, a stark reminder of the scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

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Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

Some are now innovating in microplastic extraction, providing the basis for a touch of cautious optimism. Here is a look at several examples of what is being done…

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How Bali’s pristine beaches have turned into garbage dumps as the deserted tourist island struggles without any visitors

How Bali’s pristine beaches have turned into garbage dumps as the deserted tourist island struggles without any visitors

The once-popular Kuta and Jimbaran beaches are now deserted and strewn with washed-up bottles, bags and plastic, leaving them looking more like a tip than an idyllic tourist destination.

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Racing for a good cause – When skippers give real meaning to their performance

Racing for a good cause – When skippers give real meaning to their performance

Road to the Vendée Globe #6 – Many of the skippers in the IMOCA class are men and women who when competing in the various events in the circuit and in particular in the forthcoming Vendée Globe (which starts on 8th November), are committed to adding that extra something to their project by conveying messages around a range of subjects.

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Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Bioplastics are in fact just as toxic as other plastics, according to an article recently published in Environment International.

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