RIVER OF TRASH

Oct 28, 2019 by

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable

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LEAKED AUDIO REVEALS HOW COCA-...

Oct 18, 2019 by

FOR DECADES, COCA-COLA has burnished its public image as an environmentally caring company with donations to recycling nonprofits. Meanwhile, as one of the world’s most polluting brands, Coke has quietly fought efforts to hold the company accountable for plastic waste.

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Unilever to Halve their Use of...

Oct 18, 2019 by

The consumer goods giant plans to reduce 110,000 tons of plastic from their products by 2025 and invest in waste collection and a more circular economy.

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Environmentalists have removed...

Oct 15, 2019 by

The sailing cargo ship Kwai docked in Honolulu last month after a 25-day voyage with 40 tonnes of fishing nets and consumer plastics aboard, gathered from what has become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY’S LONG F...

Oct 9, 2019 by

PLASTIC PRODUCTION REALLY began in earnest in the 1950s. It’s hard to remember, but we once got along without it. Of course, plastic offered great convenience, and its production skyrocketed.

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The Ocean Cleanup project fina...

Oct 4, 2019 by

It only took six years, tens of millions of dollars, and a few unsuccessful attempts (or “unscheduled learning opportunities,” in the words of 25-year-old founder and CEO Boyan Slat). The nonprofit’s prior, unsuccessful designs failed to catch any plastic, broke, or overflowed.

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Throwing Away the Future: How ...

Oct 3, 2019 by

We will only see real change when companies like Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo, which profit from single-use models, end their expanding plastic use and invest heavily in systems that prioritize reuse.

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We Know There’s Lots of Plasti...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where it ends up. But it’s already stirring debate.

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Meat and plastic sales are slo...

Sep 11, 2019 by

As environmental awareness spreads, shoppers are making different choices.

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How plastics contribute to cli...

Aug 23, 2019 by

They generate heat-trapping gases at every stage of their life cycle.

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How Concerned Is Your US Regio...

Aug 8, 2019 by

As I walked the Florida beach on this August morning, I surveyed the wrack line. Interspersed with shells, empty turtle eggs, drying seaweed, skate egg cases, coconut fronts, dead coral pieces, and sea glass, I could see small and large bits of plastic.

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5 Creative Ways People are Car...

Jul 12, 2019 by

It’s no secret that our planet isn’t in the best shape. The poles’ protective ice is melting, there’s a hole in the ozone layer, and no one can figure out quickly enough how to replace CO2- producing cars.

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Watch out, Great Pacific Garba...

Jun 28, 2019 by

It’s try, try again for the Ocean Cleanup, an ambitious project designed to remove plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Success! Trader Joe’s Will Cut...

Jun 27, 2019 by

In a testament to the power of people, Trader Joe’s is committing to reducing the amount of single-use plastics in its stores!

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Report: Doing Your Part To Sto...

Jun 26, 2019 by

Redefining the necessary adjustments required to address the accelerated pace of the growing global environmental crisis, a report published Wednesday by researchers at Brown University concluded that a single individual who wishes to do their part to stop climate change must

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‘Recycling Is Like a Band-Aid ...

Jun 14, 2019 by

What was most compelling to Hutton, however, was that Liboiron wasn’t just pondering changes to the scientific method on a theoretical level—she was living them.

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What’s Worrying the Plastics I...

Jun 7, 2019 by

This year’s Global Plastics Summit revealed an industry that sees big growth ahead but also serious challenges, from plastics in the ocean to climate impact.

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We Were Missing Most of the Pl...

Jun 6, 2019 by

The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.

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3 Ways to Push Back Against Pl...

Jun 4, 2019 by

How to reduce single-use plastics in your everyday life

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What Adidas and Parley are doi...

May 31, 2019 by

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

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A Remote Australian Archipelag...

May 20, 2019 by

When Darwin visited he wrote, “Such formations surely rank high amongst the wonderful objects of this world.”

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186 countries have signed UN p...

May 13, 2019 by

This means that countries now have the right to refuse plastic waste imports to their shores.

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6 Signs Of Hope For The Ocean

May 2, 2019 by

It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs.

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Europe Just Passed a Sweeping ...

Mar 28, 2019 by

“Europe is setting new and ambitious standards, paving the way for the rest of the world.”

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EU to ban common single-use pl...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics.”

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On World Oceans Day, Attenboro...

Jun 10, 2018 by

Attenborough expressed optimism that the damage to our oceans can be reversed…

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On World Oceans Day, Attenboro...

Jun 10, 2018 by

Attenborough expressed optimism that the damage to our oceans can be reversed….

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Scientists Accidentally Develo...

Apr 17, 2018 by

[Translate] Science Lorraine Chow   ecowatch.com Researchers in the UK and the U.S. have inadvertently engineered an enzyme that eats...

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PLASTIC-EATING CATERPILLARS CO...

Apr 25, 2017 by

Researchers have discovered that wax worms eat through polyethylene plastic, biodegrading it.

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NEW PLASTIC GARBAGE PATCH DISC...

Apr 21, 2017 by

[Translate] garbage-patch/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t...

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