Plastic In Oceans

How to use candles and incense sticks sustainably

When temperatures rise, anyone in a crowd can smell an unfortunate fact of life: people smell. When Sweat from apocrine glands When mixed with bacteria on your skin, it can create unpleasant odors. Memories of this tragic truth can come from a teeming subway car, a busy barbecue, or even …

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Georgia Savannah Atlanta Plastic Recycling Refill Reuse Container

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WAVE and grista non-profit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories about climate solutions and a just future. A small van decorated with green leaves sat next to a food truck serving Po’boys outside an apartment building in Savannah on a …

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No sea snakes, gangsters, but Tahoe garbage divers strike gold

STATELINE, Nevada– They found no sign of a mythical sea monster, no sign of gangsters in cement shoes, or long-lost treasure chests. But divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72 miles (115 kilometers) of shoreline won something they hope will prove far more valuable: tons and …

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Portsmouth “should lead efforts to improve the ocean” and lobby for government

The motion will ask the council to “consider ocean restoration” in every decision it makes and introduce initiatives to give every elementary school student in the city a chance to experience it firsthand as they learn. But it says “local authorities cannot solve the marine crisis alone” and would also …

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Stop using plastics – election rallies might be the best to set an example for all Kenyans

Large amount of accumulated plastic waste. [Courtesy] Plastics are very durable, corrosion resistant, abrasion resistant and inert so they are less affected by wind, water etc. As a result, their use has grown exponentially. However, when they were first used, environmentalists were happy that the wood for furniture, cardboard/paper for …

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Q&A: Plastic pollution can’t be easily reversed or recycled, but concrete action is still important, says Dell

With dire warnings of irreversible climate change regularly pouring in today, the first thing anyone responsible for sustainability in a technology company does is to acknowledge the monumental task it is in his or her hands. This is how Page Motes, head of corporate sustainability at Dell Technologies, sees the …

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Whale dies in Rhodes, Greece with 15kg of plastic in stomach

Beached whale in Rhodes, Greece had 15kg of plastic in its stomach. Photo credit: Arion A beaked whale that washed up dead on a beach in Rhodes, Greece on Monday died from 15kg of plastic found in its stomach, an autopsy showed on Wednesday. Fishing nets, ropes, packing straps, bags …

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A variety of wildlife found alive in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (NPGP), a collection of floating garbage twice the size of Texas, is considered a scourge of human impact on our oceans, but surprising new research has found the Garbage Isle is also home to a rich diversity of wildlife. The strange discovery comes with the …

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The Plastic Pandemic – Nancy Bowman Croydon High

From the depths of the sea to the top of Mount Everest, microplastics are ubiquitous. Many studies indicate that we will really see the harmful effects of microplastics on our environment very soon. So how can we help prevent this? What is microplastic? Microplastics are pieces of plastic that are …

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California’s Attorney General has subpoenaed ExxonMobil and launched a full investigation into plastic pollution

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday announced a full investigation into companies that make plastics, the first of their kind in the US and most are not. Bonta said he’s issued subpoenas to ExxonMobil, along with other companies likely to follow, and said society’s growing plastic pollution problem — …

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The founder of the Plastic Bank gives a keynote on OPS 2022 – Produce Blue Book

(MONTEREY, CA – April 25, 2022) Each year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of planting five bags of trash on each foot of coastline around the world. What if there was a platform that stopped plastic in the ocean while …

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Frankfurt residents, community groups take part in annual Earth Day cleanup – Chicago Tribune

Dana Ferracuti from Frankfurt remembers the iconic TV commercial from the 1970s in which a Native American sheds a tear because of all the garbage in the country. “It was a powerful message,” he said of the Keep America Beautiful commercial. Ferracuti said he’s shed some tears himself over trash …

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Community Green: Earth Day at the Beach

By Pamela Noël As much as I love the mountains, it’s good to see a different perspective every now and then. In my case, it’s usually a coastal view. On this particular morning, I enjoyed a cup of tea as I hiked near the shore. I left my flip flops …

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Eco-friendly steps you can take

Earth Day is on Friday, and taking steps to be greener is easier than you think. It all starts with an environmentally conscious mindset by asking yourself in daily tasks: “How can I reduce my carbon footprint today?” It can start as early as waking up in the morning. One …

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Shrink wrap recycling returns to Marblehead

Each year US boat owners produce approximately 92 million pounds of shrink wrap. The vast majority of this plastic material ends up in landfills and often contributes to the plastic pollution of our oceans. A difference can be made in reducing waste by considering other boat covering options or by …

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Are microbes the future of recycling? It’s complicated

Yagi Studio | Getty Images Since the first factories started making polyester from petroleum in the 1950s, humanity has produced an estimated 9.1 billion tons of plastic. Of the waste generated from this plastic, less than a tenth was recycled, the researchers said estimate. About 12 percent was incinerated, releasing …

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Let these super cute Fish Soy Sauce Lamps light up your life and help save our oceans from plastic pollution

There is so much joy in normal sized things made miniature (so cute!), but Heliograph’s playful sushi soy-inspired lamps also prove the opposite. Two Sydney designers, Jeffrey Simpson and Angus Ware, have taken the seemingly innocuous, fish-shaped soy sauce splatter design, scaled it up, and created lamps out of upcycled …

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Alluvial Art Show is coming to the Tennessee Aquarium on April 16th

From Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, October 30, more than a dozen artistic installations of aquatic animals made from reclaimed plastic waste will be on display across campus at the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater. The Washed Ashore exhibit is presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Nobody Trashes …

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Pandemic has created more trash, needs recycling | COVID-19

ANGOLA – Online order boxes and takeout orders are doubling our garbage intake. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, increasing numbers of takeout deliveries and Amazon crates have been piling up plastic by-products and cardboard on our curbs at an alarming rate. The pandemic led to high …

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Live healthy without plastic | AspenTimes.com

People in the Los Angeles area drive enough miles a day to get from Earth to Mars. We use around 20 billion disposable diapers a year – enough to stretch to the moon and back about seven times. Plasticized diapers have impacted our landfills since their invention in 1961. Cotton …

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A DECADE OF ARTIVISM FOR OCEANES

Non-Profit is publishing a unique retrospective art book celebrating 10 years of art and murals dedicated to our planet’s oceans by renowned artists from around the world. LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At a time when the art world has leaned heavily into the digital space, PangeaSeed is …

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GCSE discusses catastrophic impacts of plastic waste in oceans

Related Practices and Jurisdictions This week, scientists, policymakers and advocates from France and the United States come together to discuss the catastrophic impact of plastic waste in our oceans and what can be done about it. Registration for virtual participation in the program is free. A registration form is linked …

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Supporting the frontliners in the fight against environmental pollution

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Microplastics detected in blood for the first time: what that could mean

Share on PinterestThe newest vessel of microplastics is human blood, according to new research. pcess609/Getty Images Scientists have been concerned about possible harm from microplastics for many years. In a new study, researchers have developed a method for detecting microplastics in human blood. The scientists found microparticles of four common …

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Beach cleaning robot collects tiny plastic waste to clean Brevard’s beaches

It crawls along the beach, separating evil from good. The solar-powered BeBot is a remote-controlled robot that pulls dangerous microplastics and other small debris out of the sand. Bryan Bobbitt is touring with Keep Brevard Beautiful, organizers of the BeBot tour around the county. “This is the first of its …

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Plastic Flamingo recycles plastic bags in Muntinlupa

Francois Lesage, Founder of Plastic Flamingo, and Yeya Berjaoui, General Manager of CMA CGM Philippines, sign a partnership that will prevent plastic pollution from entering seas and oceans by recycling it into new products. INVOLVED PHOTO THE Plastic Flamingo (PLAF), with the support of CMA CGM Group, a global leader …

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Is microfiber bad for the planet? The environmental impact of microfibers

Microfiber is a synthetic material used in everything from cleaning cloths to clothing. While some see it as an eco-friendly alternative to single-use paper towels, there are some major downsides that keep it from being a sustainable swap. Cue in microfibers. As the name suggests, microfibers are extremely small synthetic …

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First range of sex toys made from recycled plastic from the ocean

Sexual Wellbeing Experts Sinful have launched a range of sex toys made from recycled ocean plastic and coated in a thin layer of silky smooth silicone. The range is a collection of toys packed in environmentally conscious packaging. Each product is designed to spark conversations about sustainability and the environment …

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The fate of the oceans depends on sewage and waste control, experts and diplomats warn

The world’s oceans are choking on oxygen shortages caused by global warming and human pollution from sewage and industrial waste, and we’re running out of time to fix the problem, experts and diplomats warned Wednesday. At a preparatory meeting in Brasilia for the United Nations Ocean Conference in June, they …

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That’s why Whole Foods doesn’t use plastic bags

Whole Foods co-president and chief operating officer AC Gallo cited the retailer’s core values ​​and commitment to its communities and the environment for the decision, saying in a Notice published on Earth Day 2008: “More and more cities and countries are beginning to seriously restrict single-use plastic grocery bags because …

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The container return program benefits recycling and the oceans

Sunday March 13, 2022 2:27 p.mPress release: Green party The work of Green Ministers over the last term is making itself felt with today’s announcement that the government plans to introduce a drink container return scheme. As Deputy Environment Minister of the Greens Eugenie Sage started the work To design …

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CooperVision expands industry’s first plastic-neutral initiative in the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW ORLEANS – CooperVision announced that its entire portfolio of silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses is now net plastic neutral1 in the United States, expanding the company’s sustainability leadership and increasing the environmental impact of this groundbreaking initiative. The MyDay family of daily lenses now joins the …

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Rules an ocean of plastics EJINSIGHT

Images of plastic pollution in the sea and on beaches are now commonplace, and the problem is likely to get worse. Last week, the OECD’s first-ever Global Plastics Outlook revealed a dramatic increase in plastic waste entering waterways. This report comes just a month after the World Wildlife Fund for …

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Residents of uMhlanga want to make a splash for nature conservation

There is no mistaking uMhlanga resident Keira King with her passion for marine conservation. As a member of the Umhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club, the 15-year-old sees the impact plastic pollution is having on the oceans and marine life on an almost daily basis. This has prompted them to swim …

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Why marine biologists think ocean cleanups are a bad idea

Last month, a group of marine biologists noticed something fishy in one Video posted to Twitter by a nonprofit called The Ocean Cleanup. “It’s probably a staged video,” says Clark Richards, a researcher at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. wrote. “That’s nonsense.” In the 25-second clip, a large net appears …

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UN panel approves treaty to tackle plastic pollution

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – United Nations countries have agreed to create a legally binding global agreement to tackle plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, rivers and landscapes. The UN Environment Assembly unanimously voted in favor of a resolution “to end plastic pollution” at its meeting in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on …

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The Doctor Game: “Plastic Soup” is a Most Disastrous Meal | guest columns

Why is humanity so intent on destruction? Why so apathetic in the face of devastating warfare, repeated massive oil spills and suffocating urban smog? Equally terrible is the “plastic soup” in our oceans. A picture of a Hawaiian beach reveals the folly of the people. It shows a huge amount …

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Tobiko meets Deputy Foreign Minister Medina as Kenya plans to host UNEA-5

Keriako Tobiko, cabinet secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, held a bilateral meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Science Affairs Monica Medina on Sunday. The meeting focused on areas of collaboration on zero ship emissions, ocean plastic pollution, global …

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The government called for helping the hospitality sector to implement the single-use plastic ban

The trade body supports a planned ban on single-use plastics for April 2023 but wants the government to help the sector switch to alternative materials for items like bowls, plates and forks. The trade body’s call came as it responded to a consultation document from the Department for Environment, Food …

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Beauty By Earth goes plastic neutral to fight the plastic epidemic

Clean beauty brand goes plastic neutral with rePurpose Global. Carrollton-based Beauty By Earth, a family-run skincare brand dedicated to obsessive natural beauty, is now Plastic Neutral certified. The company has partnered with rePurpose Global to fund the recovery of as much natural plastic waste as it uses in its packaging …

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New Jersey Rep. John McKeon proposes bill to reduce shipping supplies to reduce plastic waste

NEW JERSEY (WABC) — A bill has been introduced that could help reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by online shopping. New Jersey Rep. John McKeon said he thought about the bill after receiving a small item in a huge box full of packaging. “Earlier this year I ordered …

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Ban toxic plastic wet wipes to save Scottish beaches and wildlife

A Sunday Mail campaign is launched today to end the sale of toxic plastic wet wipes that are clogging our beaches and killing wildlife. A staggering 1 billion wipes are flushed down our toilets every year – and around 90 percent contain plastics that take more than 100 years to …

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NC Gov. Cooper should phase out single-use plastics at state facilities

Although recycling is widespread, the equivalent of two garbage trucks of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute. The recent Fayetteville Observer article: “Plastic bag bans and fees pit NC communities against General Assembly‘ notes how popular a plastic bag ban was in the Outer Banks. The region’s representative …

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Minimizing single-use plastic is critical to a sustainable future – The Island

Authentic Ayurvedic medicine In support of the rapid revival of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Sri Lanka has allocated funds to help strengthen local wellness tourism capacity to help transform Sri Lanka into an attractive wellness tourism destination. This is carried out under the direction …

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Australia pushes plastic export ban amid pollution crisis

Australia has already imposed a ban on waste exports after China announced in 2017 that it would ban all waste imports by 2021. Australia has already stopped exporting whole new tires and unprocessed individual resin/polymer plastics. From July 1, 2024, unsorted paper and cardboard will be banned. The European Union …

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The US is pushing with France for a global deal to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans

United Nations – The United Nations, the US and France have set out to forge an ambitious UN treaty to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the world oceans. They hope to get other nations to sign a deal along the lines of 2015 Paris Climate Pact. “Plastic waste …

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Plastic pollution in the oceans will increase for decades even with immediate action

“We find it in the deepest ocean trenches, on the sea surface and in the Arctic sea ice,” says the biologist Melanie BergmanCo-author of the study published on Tuesday. Some regions — like the Mediterranean, eastern China and the Yellow Sea — already contain dangerous levels of plastic, while others …

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Pope Francis: Throwing plastic into the sea is ‘criminal’ and ‘kills the earth’ | earth strike

Rome – On February 6, Pope Francis branded throwing plastic into the sea as “criminal” and called for a renewed commitment to environmental protection. “It kills biodiversity, it kills the earth, it kills everything,” the pope said. Francis’ rebuke over littering came during an hour-long interview with popular Italian news …

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3M supports the Plastic Flamingo Waste Management Project in PH

During a recent visit by 3M representatives, Plastic Flamingo’s local partners joined the orientation for selected waste collectors. INVOLVED PHOTO 3M is responding to the call to fight and reduce plastic pollution, while optimizing social impact, with a commitment to continuing to drive sustainability and efficiency. It aims to enable …

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I’m on the Zero Waste Path. do you want to follow me – GV wire

As I cover zero waste initiatives across California and the small businesses in Fresno striving to offer more sustainable options, I thought I’d share my own zero waste journey. Liz Juárez opinion A few years ago, in my early 20s, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that prompted me …

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WWF, Grieg Foundation to Reduce Plastic Pollution in PH Waters

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has partnered with the Philippine government to reduce plastic waste in their domestic waters. In the Solid Waste Management Baseline Study in Philippine Ports, WWF reported that approximately 114,927 kg of plastic waste is generated by ports and 128,970 kg of plastic waste …

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4 ways hospitality businesses are tackling plastic and food waste

Without Planet B, each individual has a responsibility to reduce the damage they cause to the environment, as do the companies that do so on a larger scale. However, while many companies are working to reduce plastic and food waste, more drastic, long-term improvements need to be made. We all …

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The inside story of the eco-disaster you’ve never heard of

In keeping with tradition, they still paint the Forth Bridge – a 132-year-old effort that is known to never end. But in the village of North Queensferry, Fife, beneath the red steel arches of the cantilever railway bridge that opened in 1890 and spans the Firth of Forth, lies another …

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Recycling process designed to deal with the increasing waste of Covid-19 PPE

A PPE manufacturer has developed a new process that converts its used product into an oil that can then be reused to make new products or fuel. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the amount of PPE produced and used has skyrocketed. An estimated 8.4 million tonnes of plastic …

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The Maldives is taking steps to eliminate plastic waste

A scientific tool will help the government and other stakeholders in the country reduce plastic waste by 85% by 2030. Photo: Pixabay/Glynhupalo The damage chemical pollution is doing to the environment is well documented and is bound to get worse before it gets better. Chemical production, which has increased 50-fold …

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Young Plymouth sailor battles plastic pollution in grueling race

A young sailor from Plymouth takes part in a grueling race around France and uses the adventure to fight plastic pollution in the sea. Paddy Hutchings, 21, competed worldwide after graduating from high school, representing Britain and joining established teams. Now he sets out alone to compete in the grueling …

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The GK Foundation wants to prevent waste from entering the Port of Kingston

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that it is working with The Ocean Cleanup and Clean Harbors Jamaica (CHJ) Limited to conduct a pilot project to prevent litter from entering the Port of Kingston. The pilot project between GKF, CHJ and the Dutch environmental non-profit, whose mission is to rid …

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Plastic Pollution: Activists want deal on plastic problem

Getty Images Plastic is everywhere and a huge problem for our environment. We can find plastic in soil, food and the air we breathe, including plastic microparticles. Now a new report calls for a United Nations (UN) accord to help this world Plastic pollution emergency. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) …

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Scientific research may enable stricter plastic pollution laws

Plastic pollution is a global problem that damages marine and terrestrial ecosystems. A circular economy project in Africa is working with scientists to study the impact of plastic on the oceans. Scientists are accumulating evidence in the western Indian Ocean that may support tougher laws and behavioral changes. Plastic pollution …

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Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard

A world-changing development took place in New York City in 1907 when plastic was first synthesized. It had all the right qualities for a variety of uses including light, flexible, strong, moisture resistant, relatively inexpensive and a quality that has plagued us ever since, durability. This stuff just doesn’t break …

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Defense removing waste from Sydney Harbour

New Australian technology is helping clean up Sydney Harbor and shows how we can remove more plastic and other pollution from our waterways. Trials of Seabin’s new Smart technology at Sydney Harbor Defense sites have removed 6,000 pounds of plastic, fuel and cleaning supplies from Sydney Harbor over the past …

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Letters to the Editor Wednesday January 12 – The Daily Gazette

Diversity bodes well in SchenectadyAt last, Schenectady public life is permeated with diversity, justice and inclusion.The Schenectady City Council and Education Committee are no longer wholly or almost entirely white. The seven-member city council has a colored majority, three blacks and one Guyanese. For the first time, its President is …

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Yamaha Rightwaters Program recycles 10,000 pounds of plastic

KENNESAW, Georgia – Yamaha Rightwaters’ plastics recycling program recycled more than 10,000 pounds of polyethylene and polypropylene sheet plastics into base materials in 2021, demonstrating a pilot that the Sustainability Initiative aims to expand in 2022 and continues to work with Nexus® from Atlanta, Georgia and Tommy Nobis Enterprises® of …

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Climate Science: Greenwashing? What does this have to do with climate change? | opinion

No, this is not an article about the local laundromat or specialty detergents that work magic on soiled items. This is about the attempt by some companies to spend millions of dollars on advertising in order to convey a “clean” and responsible image. This takes various forms. It does so …

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Learn about the role of the Maui Ocean Center as a public aquarium during the free Zoom presentation

Tapani Vuori, general manager of the Maui Ocean Center and founder and president of the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute, will be the guest of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly speaker series. Courtesy photo: MOC In January, the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly Know Your Ocean Speaker …

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Schneider Electric introduces home energy solutions made from recycled marine plastic

Keter Environmental Services, a full service recycling and disposal company based in Stamford, Connecticut Santiago Perez as CEO. Perez replaces Steven Schlüssel, who founded Keter in 2011 and was the company’s President and CEO until 2021. Key will retain his seat on Keter’s board of directors and continue to serve …

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It’s 2022 … if it’s not recyclable then why is it?

Later in life, but before he died at the age of 87, the famous French explorer, naturalist, and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, a man not known for mixing metaphors in public, once said: “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends have become global trash cans. ”He …

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Rising oceans

Our oceans are in trouble and this sea / sun is not a time to be shellfish about how we react. You could say abalone, but I still believe to receive the beach. It’s time to give something back to the ocean. When I talk to marine scientists and look …

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SeaClear project: Robots collect underwater litter

The SeaClear project aims to use robots to remove plastic waste from the sea floor. Most of the non-rotting waste that is dumped into the oceans now lies on the ocean floor, the amount of which is estimated at 26 to 66 million tons. However, many cleaning actions focus on …

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Help turn the tide for assistance from Business Gateway

Ally Mitchell, founder of Ocean Plastic Pots Ocean Plastic Pots was founded in January 2021 by former North Sea saturation diver Ally Mitchell and is the first company in the world to sell plant pots made from disused or discarded fishing gear and plastic fish boxes. Ally, based in East …

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Barbara Greenleaf: The plastic princess sees the light | Housing & lifestyle

In an iconic scene from the 1967 film, The graduate, the future father-in-law of Dustin Hoffmans Character pulls him aside for career advice. “I just want to tell you one word: plastic,” he says. “Plastic has a great future.” Plastic could have had a great future for Hoffman’s character, but …

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Tires combine with “ghost gear” as debris that keeps killing marine life

Car tires left on the ocean floor represent inevitable traps for hermit crabs, resulting in the slow or even brutal death of “ocean cleaners,” researchers at Hirosaki University in Aomori Prefecture said. The tires are another example of how reckless human activity can lead to an endless cycle of destruction …

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California Adopts the Nation’s First Recycled Content Standards for CRV Plastic Bottles | Messages

California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle, said penalties are imposed annually and are $ 0.20 per pound, based on how much manufacturers miss the mark. CalRecycle also said the legislation will increase the demand for recycled plastic, adding value of plastic material to recycling centers …

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Africa: From Birth to Prohibition – A History of the Plastic Bag

This story was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated with the latest facts, figures, and testimonials. A novelty in the 1970s, plastic bags are now an ubiquitous product that can be found in every corner of the world. Produced up to a trillion bags a year, they …

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Would you like forks to go with it? Single-Use Plastic Reduction Act comes into effect on January 1st

It’s not a ban on plastic forks, just a restriction. And it is one of several in the state’s efforts to produce less garbage. A law passed by the Washington Legislature earlier this year requires food companies to only include utensils, straws, and spice packets upon customer request. That restriction …

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Supporting environmental protection and water pollution control in the Yangtze River Basin in China

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2021—The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $ 400 million loan to help protect the environment and reduce water pollution in China’s Yangtze River Basin. This funding complements more than $ 6 billion of China’s own resources and will help reduce plastic and animal manure …

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Marine pollution leads to an increase in plastic-eating microbes

The world’s oceans have become synonymous with devastating plastic pollution. Just ask Aquaman. But scientists and engineers are always finding inventive solutions. Now, the earth’s reaction to plastic pollution could serve as inspiration for a solution: microbes that can break down the stuff. And the microbes are already in abundance. …

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Microbes on land and in the ocean evolve to break down plastic

Five years ago, while digging in soil and mud around a plastic recycling center in Japan, scientists discovered a bacterium that feeds on the popular packaging material PET as an energy source with the help of two specifically developed enzymes. A fascinating discovery at the time, a new study has …

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Science report: US should produce less plastic to save oceans

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it creates plastic because so much material pollutes the oceans and other bodies of water, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world’s leading producer of plastic waste, produces more than 46 million tons (42 …

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Ford dips into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to make Bronco sports parts

How many times have you heard of the huge piles of plastic and other debris that have piled up in the Pacific in the past year? According to a story published in Scientific Reports, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains at least 79,000 tons of discarded plastic. The colossal garbage …

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Let’s get serious about keeping cigarette butts off Florida’s beaches

There has never been a better time to protect Florida’s beaches from the cigarette butts that are increasingly spoiling our precious sandy beaches. The Florida Legislature can stand up for our environment and tourism economy in its upcoming session by passing Senator Joe Gruters bill that would allow local governments …

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The future of plastics was bright; Can we keep it that way? | Foley Hoag LLP – Environmental Law

It has now been more than 50 years since the iconic moment in The Graduate when Mr. Maguire told Ben that “plastic has a great future”. Truer words have never been spoken. This week’s publication of “Settling with the role of the USA in global plastic waste in the oceans” …

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Scientists develop environmentally friendly plastic from salmon sperm | Life

Could salmon sperm play a role in reducing plastic pollution? – Shutterstock image via ETX Studio PARIS, December 7th – Would you drink from a mug made from salmon sperm? You may have to overcome your initial reaction to reduce plastic pollution as Chinese researchers have developed a new biodegradable …

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Mask pollution, after the pandemic

Editor’s Note: The following is part of a class project initiated in the classroom of Ball State University professor Adam Kuban, who urged his students to find sustainability efforts in the Muncie area. Several such stories will be featured in November and December 2021. MUNCIE, Ind. – By mid-March 2020, …

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Scientists warn: Huge patches of garbage in the sea have brought coastal species “undisturbed for thousands of years” into marine ecosystems

More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the mid-20th century, and at least 60 percent of that plastic has ended up in either ocean. In just a few decades, the increasing amounts of waste have created huge, spiraling “eddies” of plastic waste that measure hundreds of …

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Identification of microplastics in Antarctic seawater samples

Research has identified how microplastics are found in Antarctica by testing seawater samples, which they found paints and varnishes to be the main source of microplastics in the region’s sea Researchers at the University of Basel and the Alfred Wegener Institute have studied how the Antarctic, although remote, has been …

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Recycling and reuse by Gemma Ellis-Farringtons School

The world has a very large population. 7.9 billion people to be precise. Many people around the world are striving for a cleaner planet by recycling their trash and refilling bottles like shampoo or water where they can. The world only recycles 14% of the plastic packaging used. This is …

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The for-profit environmental company from San Antonio is being sued by a Danish rival for defamation for plastic cleaning

San Antonio’s Restoring Integrity to the Oceans Inc. and the Danish ReSea project have a similar mission: to clear plastic waste from oceans and waterways. However, the two organizations are about to stand before the San Antonio Federal Court. That month, ReSea Restoring sued Integrity to the Oceans (RIO) on …

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How about using the collected plastic to power the ocean cleaning ships?

Huge amounts of plastic waste swirl around in the world’s oceans, swim around for years and harm marine animals and sea birds. Ships cleaning the ocean usually store the rubbish on board and transport it thousands of kilometers back to port. A new study presents a more efficient way to …

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Riding a packing wave, Wes Carter hopes to save the earth

Wes Carter keeps one eye on the ledger and the other on the ocean. He finds that both business and the earth are heating up. “Climate change cannot be denied”, the manager is certain. “When you look at the hurricanes, forest fires and all the melting arctic ice caps, the …

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Indonesia’s diaper pollution is contributing to the plastic waste crisis

It is far from alone in Southeast Asia, with the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand consistently ranked among the top ten worst offenders in the world. However, a May World Bank report described Indonesia’s plastic problem as “one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time” and found an estimated 346.5 …

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Covid-19 litter is a new form of pollution – South Coast Herald

Special investigator Mike Bolhuis not only cracks big criminal cases, but also works to save the environment. Bolhuis’ team of specialist security services is working with local environmentalists, the Oceans Alive Conservation Trust and Adopt A River to make a difference. One of their projects focuses on Covid-19 face masks, …

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MOL reports that collected microplastics can become a source of energy

Sampling of microplastics collected by the filters on the wood chip carrier (MOL) Published November 18, 2021 6:52 PM by The maritime executive While much of the environmental focus remains on emissions, researchers continue to work on the equally pressing problem of microplastics in the world’s oceans. A Japanese project …

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Plastic pollution on Llanelli beach is highlighted by a cleanup drive

Volunteers, including Llanellis MS and MP, Lee Waters and Nia Griffith, have helped highlight the plastic pollution that has a direct impact on wildlife on the beaches. Local politicians have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society to clean up Llanelli Beach. 581 pieces of garbage were collected in one …

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Plastic Energy Completes $ 145 Million Fundraising to Accelerate Global Expansion of Recycling Technologies and Equipment

Plastic power, the global leader in chemical recycling, has successfully completed a significant € 145 million capital increase from three separate investors: LetterOne, Axens and M&G. Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor and placement agent to Plastic Energy on the capital increase. Plastic Energy is headquartered in the UK and …

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The sustainable plastic revolution is here

-First PureCycled plastic product launched with EC30 – ORLANDO, Florida., November 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCT) announced the launch of the first PureCycled plastic product. The first sustainable plastic shower dispenser of its kind was launched and sold by EC30 and made from PureCycle’s …

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Plush Purpose – Inventors Digest

German transplant company makes cuddly toys from recycled plastic “You sit down in a restaurant and someone introduces you to a plastic cup. What’s happening? The sea is right there. “ – Malte Niebelschütz BY JEREMY LOSAW Malte Niebelschütz quit his company job in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2010 and moved …

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The deep sea pays the price for climate change

The deep sea is in trouble and climate change is to blame. Although physically distant from many of the world’s pollutants, the deepest parts of the oceans are hardest hit. The guard reported that the deep oceans could cope with climate change seven times faster than the rest of the …

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7 reasons not to drink mineral water anymore

With the global pandemic and lack of tourists, you’d think our beaches were pristine and clean, but you’re wrong. Despite our lack of visitors, the beaches are still inundated with plastic bottles, bags and cigarettes, which means some of it is ours. According to the non-profit EcoWatch, Cigarette butts are …

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Plastic pollution on the way to double by 2030

Plastic pollution in the oceans and other bodies of water continues to rise sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) published on Thursday. The report points to devastating consequences for health, the economy, biodiversity and the climate. It also …

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