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Microplastics “washing right out into the ocean,” marine biologists say

Microplastics “washing right out into the ocean,” marine biologists say

Signs of climate change are everywhere, but sometimes those signs are very hard to see. Tiny, nearly invisible pieces of plastic called microplastics are making their way through our ecosystem. The results could be devastating.

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The Ocean cleanups latest invention collects 110,000 pounds of trash from rivers each day

The Ocean cleanups latest invention collects 110,000 pounds of trash from rivers each day

Dubbed the Interceptor, this boat is designed to collect plastic trash as it floats down rivers and into the sea. The vessel is the latest project from The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit organization helmed by eco-engineering Boyan Slat.

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Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

Coca-Cola has been named the world’s largest polluter of plastics for the second year in a row, according to an audit conducted by Break Free From Plastic.

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Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

An estimated 640,000 metric tons of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear,’ enters the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses. In total, the equipment makes up around 10 percent of the plastic waste in our oceans, entangling and killing marine life.

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Why biodegradables won’t solve the plastic crisis

Why biodegradables won’t solve the plastic crisis

“Green” alternatives to throwaway plastics don’t always break down in sea water. But could they help to fix our food waste problem?

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Can plastic pavement curb the world’s epidemic of plastic waste?

Can plastic pavement curb the world’s epidemic of plastic waste?

Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world’s oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways.

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Why does the Arctic have more plastic than most places on Earth?

Why does the Arctic have more plastic than most places on Earth?

Here in the Arctic, hundreds of miles from the nearest big city, are some of the greatest loads of plastics on the planet. Studies find higher concentrations of microplastics in sea ice in these remote, high-latitude hotspots than in the five infamous ocean garbage patches.

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Argentina could become ‘sacrificial country’ for plastic waste, say activists

Argentina could become ‘sacrificial country’ for plastic waste, say activists

Argentina has changed its definition of waste in a move that could allow it to import millions of tonnes of plastic waste discarded in the US.

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Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that can cleave plastic’s strong carbon-carbon, converting it into higher value products.

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