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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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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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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Trash found littering ocean fl...

May 13, 2019 by

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash.

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Why we don’t know if plastics ...

May 9, 2019 by

Academics and regulators at odds over impact of chemical additives.

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Here’s what happens to &...

Apr 29, 2019 by

After 3 years of being buried and submerged, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ single-use plastic bags could still hold a full load of groceries.

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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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Everything you’ve been t...

Dec 2, 2018 by

Recycling is an easy cop-out for governments and large corporations, but the truth is that we have to take very different action if we want to stop irreversibly poisoning the planet

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If BPA is so terrible, why is ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

There is a fundamental logical inconsistency here.

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Plastic Bag Found at the Botto...

May 12, 2018 by

[Translate]   Lorraine Chow    ecowatch.com Map of Western Pacific Ocean, showing location of Mariana Trench. USGS Man-made trash has...

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Another Reason to Ditch Plasti...

Aug 17, 2017 by

[Translate] Animals Lorraine Chow   ECOWATCH.COM Anchovies are eating plastic because it smells like prey, study finds. Photo credit:...

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THE OCEAN CLEANUP UNVEILS BREA...

May 12, 2017 by

[Translate] for enviromental enthusiasts, boyan slat has become somewhat synonymous with the title ‘teen prodigy.’ back in 2012, the...

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CAN THESE INVENTIONS SAVE OCEA...

Jun 28, 2016 by

[Translate] (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) As an environmental catastrophe looms, innovators around the world are hoping...

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SIGNS OF THE ‘HUMAN AGE&...

Apr 18, 2016 by

[Translate]   By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR  NYTDOT   Welcome to the “Anthropocene” — a new epoch in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history....

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WE’RE DRINKING OURSELVES...

Sep 19, 2015 by

[Translate] (Credit: ericlefrancais via Shutterstock) Last year, Americans drank more than 10 billion gallons of bottled H2O. The...

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Adidas Wants To Make Shoes And...

Apr 21, 2015 by

[Translate] by Natasha Geiling  CLIMATE PROGRESS Adidas has a plan to combat marine plastic waste. In an effort to bolster its...

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New Process Allows Fungi to Tu...

Dec 26, 2014 by

[Translate] AlterNet / By Alex Ellefson An Austrian design studio developed a method that allows commonly found fungi to turn plastic...

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The Ancient Egyptian invention...

Jun 23, 2014 by

[Translate] At the dawn of civilization, settlers on the Nile River made use of an everyday material to do something amazing John...

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These gorgeous sustainable tra...

Apr 9, 2014 by

Given the recent ruckus about BPA-

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Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free pl...

Mar 31, 2014 by

In light of recent BPA-free-wait-this-stuff-is-worse…

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MAKING A DENT IN THE PLASTIC P...

Mar 15, 2014 by

Javier Fernandez admits he’s not a huge fan of chess.

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