Plastic In Oceans

Traveling theater shows the coastal fishermen the environmental pollution

By SIAGO CECE Art reflects society, reflects our actions and natural phenomena. So what do creatives do when the oceans rebel? This is what is happening in the world today. Climate change and marine pollution are negatively impacting life on Earth, and there are communities that are affected and don’t …

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Non-profit Ocean Cleanup not only hits milestone, but “saves two bears” in Sungai Klang

Subscribe to our telegram Channel for the latest stories and updates. The non-profit organization Ocean Cleanup has had two interceptors in Sungai Klang for a number of years. The first was Interceptor 002 and the second was Interceptor 005. Put simply, they want to rid the oceans of plastic and …

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A Random Environmentalist: The WasteShark in Action – Oceanographic

A new plastic-eating invention is taking a “bite” out of ocean pollution and making a difference in the global fight to clean up oceans and waterways. Inspired by nature and created to preserve nature, the WasteShark’s design and purpose was modeled after slow filter feeding whale sharkone of nature’s most …

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Leaked chemicals from plastic pollution kill key marine microbes: study

Research has found that the chemicals leaking from plastics can change the mix of microbial life in seawater and harm the tiny life forms that are critical to oxygen production in our oceans. A new study has found that the chemicals leaking into seawater from plastic waste can disrupt microbes, …

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Blue whales eat a staggering 96 pounds of microplastics every day : ScienceAlert

Blue whales consume up to 10 million pieces of microplastic every day, research estimated Tuesday, suggesting pervasive pollution poses a greater threat to the world’s largest animal than previously thought. The tiny plastic fragments have been found everywhere, from the deepest oceans to the tallest mountains, and even in human …

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Nestlé volunteers collect almost 4 tons of rubbish

To mark Nestlé’s 110th anniversary in Malaysia, 500 Nestlé employees volunteered to take part in the company’s annual nationwide initiative to clean up beaches and oceans. To mark Nestlé’s 110th anniversary in Malaysia, 500 Nestlé employees volunteered to take part in the company’s annual nationwide initiative to clean up beaches …

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Plastic recycling is a “failed concept,” says a new report

Recycling has long been touted as the solution to the global problem of plastic pollution. It sounds good in theory: the large amounts of plastic waste generated by households and industries can be used to make new products – preventing it from accumulating in landfills, where it would otherwise be …

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Løci wants to show how shoes are made sustainably

There’s no shortage of “vegan” shoes on the market, though A design house is determined to make vegan footwear the norm, not just an alternative to leather. Løci does more than just reinvent how shoes are made – the brand blurs the lines between ‘sneaker’ and ‘shoe’. Celebrities and their …

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Ocean Wise targets plastics in the food and beverage industry

Canadian organization Ocean Wise has launched a new initiative to help eliminate what it calls unnecessary plastics in the food and beverage industry. That Plastic Reduction Program launching during Waste Reduction Week (October 17-24) and will help companies identify unnecessary plastics in an organization’s supply chain while implementing a viable …

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Are tea bags really bad for the environment?

There are a variety of tea companies that will brew tea and fill it in a tea bag for convenience. It’s a simple, quick process of heating some water and throwing in your tea bags while it unfolds its flavor. However, many of these tea bags are made out of …

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That’s why the global ban on whaling is more important than ever · A humane world

A Japanese whaling fleet kills Antarctic minke whales in the Southern Ocean. Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Alamy Stock Photo More than forty years after the global moratorium on commercial whaling was enacted, it is rightly considered one of the most important conservation and welfare measures of all time. By most estimates, it has …

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Here are this year’s recipients of the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant 2022’

A plastic waste management specialist, artist, musician, computer scientist, and poet-ornithologist who advocates for Black people in nature are among this year’s 25 winners of the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants dubbed “Genius Grants that honor discipline-changing and society-changing people whose work provides inspiration and insight. …

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New Catalyst Turns Mixed Plastic Waste Into Fuel, New Plastics

The huge amount of plastic waste that ends up in the form of microplastics in the oceans, soil and drinking water, but also in human and animal bodies, is one of the main polluters of modern times. Scientists are always looking for new solutions to get rid of plastic waste …

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Learn how the new plastic law will transform California • Sacramento News & Review

Plastic is everywhere – in our packaging, in our parks, in our oceans and even in our bloodstreams. But SB 54, which Gov. Newsom signed into law in June, aims to change that. It requires all packaging in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2032, reducing plastic packaging …

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How floating trash cans can clean up our dying oceans

Seabin project is a clean tech startup with an ambitious mission to help solve the global problem of marine plastic pollution and ocean conservation. Their commercial product acts as a floating trash can, catching trash, oil, fuel, and cleaning supplies. “Trash cans on land, why not in the water?” That …

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A new technique breaks down tough plastic efficiently

Polyethylene is one of the world’s most commonly used plastics, found in bottles and packaging films, but also one of the most difficult to degrade. By itself, polyethylene would take hundreds of years to fully decompose. Scientists have been working to address this problem as polyethylene waste clogs landfills and …

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Scientists discover lasers can turn plastic into diamonds

Aside from personal jewelry preferences, diamonds have an unmistakable allure. Part of that appeal is due to their relative rarity. After all, people have waged wars and committed crimes to get their hands on them. If you’ve seen the movie before blood diamondalso know about the disturbing history of slavery …

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Alarming amount of microplastics found in fish – eating ‘a personal choice’

A large proportion of fish intended for human consumption may contain microplastics, scientists have found, with one expert saying that deciding whether or not to eat fish is a “personal choice”. According to an article published in the magazine Marine Pollution BulletinThree quarters of the fish caught off the coast …

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Surfing survivors, friendly sharks and Alaskan plastic: the 2022 Ocean Film Festival | Wild vacation

TThis summer, many families took their first vacation abroad since the pandemic began. But as autumn rolls in and the cost of living crisis deepens, that week or two by the sea may soon be forgotten. So perfect timing for them Ocean Film Festival UK tour. Nell Teasdale, the tour …

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Our plastic ocean at the Inverness fair

Reclaimed toys, action heroes and transformers reflect the under-disposal of children’s toys – the message is to CHANGE the habits and behavior of Hong Kong’s younger generation. An inspiring, thought-provoking and topical exhibition by an internationally award-winning photographer is currently on display in Inverness. Entitled Our Plastic Ocean, the exhibition …

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Passions: Responsible Solutions – Hindustan Times

“We all know that greenwashing exists” By Ria Bose Ria says, “Rather than coming up with really better solutions, companies are blaming us.” For years, big corporations have been doing what they want at the expense of everyone around them, specifically the environment. We all know that greenwashing exists and …

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UMass Dartmouth Opens New $1.2M Biodegradation Laboratory – New Bedford Guide

“The lab, established through a collaboration between Commonwealth and private partners, will study the biodegradation of plastics in the environment. UMass Dartmouth recently opened its newest state-of-the-art research, learning and product development laboratory at the School for Marine Science & Technology. The Biodegradability Laboratory supports the development of biodegradable and …

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Pollution Solution – Los Alamos Reporter

Ocean scene from Genevieve BY GENEVIEVE AND MILLYBoy Scout Troop 10074 Pollution enters our oceans. Pollution can include sewage, chemicals and fertilizers, but one of the main problems is plastic. Plastic doesn’t decompose. So if it ends up in our ocean, it could stay there forever. Plastic is everywhere and …

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NCL fights plastic pollution with new partnership – Travel Weekly

Norwegian cruise line (NCL) is partnering with Take 3 for the Sea in Australia to support the organization’s work to reduce plastic pollution in Australia’s oceans. Take 3 for the Sea is a non-profit organization fighting litter pollution that is campaigning for everyone to take 3 pieces of litter with …

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City of Goleta wants to ban single-use plastic and Mylar balloons

The city of Goleta will ban the sale and distribution of certain single-use products made of plastic, polystyrene and Mylar balloons through June 2023, city officials announced Wednesday. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass one of the most comprehensive plastic pollution reduction guidelines, titled Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations …

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Consequences of human activity in the mighty ocean

Climate change poses an extreme threat to Africa and other parts of the world, where they experience negative impacts such as increased temperatures, landslides, drought, crop failures and floods. These impacts can be seen in the world’s oceans, where storm intensity and rising sea levels have exacerbated coastal degradation. A …

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Paradox >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The Ocean Cleansing is a non-profit organization that develops and scales technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Her focus was on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), an area between Hawaii and California that represents the world’s largest accumulation of marine plastic. Shaped and sustained by currents, The …

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New Gainesville ordinances aim to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment

City of Gainesville press release GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The first of several new solid waste ordinances approved by the Gainesville City Commission is scheduled to go into effect Friday, September 2. In June, the commission approved three new zero-waste ordinances, renewing the city’s commitment to protecting the environment through sustainable …

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Scientists address marine crisis debate 150 years after ‘extraordinary’ expedition oceans

In a few days, several hundred researchers will gather in the UK to discuss ocean crises – and to pay tribute to the expedition that brought them to scientific study for the first time. Exactly 150 years ago, the Challenger Expedition began a shift in our understanding of the oceans. …

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The UN agreement could help ban plastic grocery bags

Maria IvanovaNortheastern’s new principal at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs wishes for a future where her students and their children aren’t bogged down in plastic and trash. As a member of the Rwanda delegation to the United Nations Environment Assembly, she is helping move the world in …

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Demand in the zero-waste packaging market fueled by urgent needs

NEWARK, Del., Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to FMI, the global zero-waste packaging market is expected to be reached $2,289.1 Mn by 2032 and showing growth at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2022 to 2032. The global market is expected to grow by 2.3x in the period 2022-2032. …

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RePLAST OECS project reaches important milestone

The RePLAST OECS pilot plastic collection project has collected over 150,000 pounds of PET and HDPE plastic bottles since operations began in January 2021. The plastic collection activities of the RePLAST OECS project started in January 2021 and were supported by the French government, the government of Saint Lucia, the …

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These nets prevent plastic from entering our oceans

As the world continues to battle the endless plastic that seems to be choking our oceans, a new trash net project is trying to clean things up. This project in Cape Town targets stormwater runoff along the Atlantic Seaboard, scooping up piles of plastic waste flowing out of the ocean. …

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Sea plastics find a new life as Jenga, Barbies, Skateboards and more

Placeholder when loading item promotions At least once a week, Tess Felix goes to a beach near San Francisco to get art supplies. The artist fills her grocery bags with Barbie doll shoes, pens, toothpick dental floss, sand shovels, toy cars, and other trash that has washed ashore. At home …

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Next round of negotiations on the High Seas Agreement in full swing – Oceanographic

This week, UN member states and world leaders are meeting in New York to discuss a high-seas treaty that could protect the planet’s last wilderness. In March this year, world leaders met to negotiate the High Seas Agreement, but failed to reach a decision that would provide a legal framework …

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Improving estimates of microplastic pollution in freshwater

Microplastic (MP) pollution is a global problem. Despite this, there is no standard method for determining the MP concentration in rivers, which are the main points of entry of MP into the oceans. This leads to random sampling and inaccurate assessments. Now, researchers from Japan have proposed a method that …

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Marine Protected Area Ambassador studies impact of microplastics on coral health

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument coral and fish. (Image credit: Greg McFall/NOAA) In support of dissertation research on the impact of microplastics on coral reef health and resilience, a PhD student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduate Program in Marine Biology was awarded a very competitive price NOAA Nancy …

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Earth Mama Organics is going plastic neutral to fight the plastic epidemic

Earth Mama Organicsan Oregon-based brand with a mission to do no harm to people and the planet is now Certified Plastic Neutral. The company has partnered with rePurpose Global to fund the recovery of as much natural plastic waste as it uses in its packaging and distribution. This bold …

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500 million tons of plastic waste disappeared: The flow into the oceans is just the tip of the iceberg

Plastic has become an integral part of modern human life. Marine plastic waste – improperly disposed of plastic waste entering the oceans – has become a global problem. Using computer simulations to predict the whereabouts of this plastic waste over the past 60 years, a team of researchers from Kyushu …

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Cyprus beaches are at high risk from plastic pollution

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Canada and the US are exploring Clean Ocean Innovation

STEVESTON: Parm Bains, MP for Steveston Richmond East, toured the US Consul General of Vancouver, Brent Hardt, around the Port of Steveston and the facility of the Ocean Legacy Foundation. As part of the roadmap for a renewed U.S.-Canada partnership, the two nations remain committed to working together to accelerate …

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Put out the china, stop the plastic, activists advise restaurants

ALBANY – Get out the real cutlery and glasses and hold the plastic utensils. That’s the subject of a new free guide an environmental group has released to advise restaurateurs on how to reduce their plastic use. “Restaurants, in particular, have a huge role to play in addressing our plastic …

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Single-use plastics: The concept of the circular economy for companies

edie readers can access a new in-depth report outlining how companies can make their operations, value chains, products and services more circular to reduce single-use plastics and create a world without waste. The ebb and flow of the global, concerted effort to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics through the adoption of …

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How the plastics industry used the pandemic to its advantage plastics

TThere are only two reasons why the plastics industry will change, a polymer scientist once told me: war or legislation. Companies along the plastics value chain have faced a range of environmental and health crises, from poison scandals to marine plastic litter to the climate emergency. Each of these crises …

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British Columbia veterinarian plans to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

An estimated 2.7 million plastic syringes and needles and several million prescription pill bottles could be saved each year in Canada if each of its animal hospitals took the same steps as a BC vet. As of October 2021, Jocelyn Marsh has been running the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital where …

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The ReSea project is calling on food and beverage companies to help clean up the oceans

ReSea project is a Danish company that removes plastic from oceans and rivers and claims to have removed 1.4 million kilos of plastic from oceans and rivers in the last year. Operating out of Southeast Asia, the company works with major brands that are able to promote their sustainability credentials …

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How much plastic is in the ocean?

According to some estimates, the oceans, which contain 97% of the world’s water, keep the earth alive. Over a billion people rely on it as their primary source of protein, and we depend on it to control our climate and absorb CO2. It is believed that a large proportion of …

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Would you like to clean sea coasts? Register for the nationwide movement

The Coastal Cleanup operation will be carried out on 75 beaches with 75 volunteers for every kilometer of coastline. The program is preceded by a 75-day citizens’ campaign Efforts are also being made to collect scientific data and information on marine litter in various matrices such as coastal waters, sediments, …

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Hold the plastic! City rules on single-use groceries come into effect after a long delay

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Your lunch menu is about to change. After a long delay caused by the pandemic, the city’s ban on foamboard lunch boxes along with single-use food, beverages and other plastic serviceware is set to go into effect on September 6 — and restaurants are bracing themselves. According …

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The Fiji Times » Dealing with our waste

This week an article caught my eye that interested me. The headline was “Waste Management”. In the opinion piece, Amitesh Deo, the director and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd, spoke about the need to move from the idea to cleaning campaigns, which he says literally mean moving waste from …

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Feds are considering phasing out single-use plastics

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it would consider restricting the government’s use of single-use plastics, a move the Greens call “promising.” The General Services Administration is looking public feedback on a proposed rule that could phase out some single-use plastics used in the agency’s government contracts, a move …

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The race to build a truly CO2-neutral car is on

And then there’s Kia, which has been working with NGO The Ocean Cleanup to develop and scale technology to rid the ocean of plastic. We’re back to my skepticism about putting a smattering of ocean plastic in your next car, but Kia has gone much further. It has developed a …

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Marine Conservation: An overview of pollution from ocean discharges and international laws to combat it

Despite their immense importance to our well-being, humans have ruthlessly polluted the world’s oceans by discarding vast amounts of plastics and toxic substances from industrial activities. Pollution from landfill not only refers to the intentional dumping of waste and toxins by ships and vessels at sea, but is also …

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Plastic-eating bacteria offer hope for recycling

Placeholder when loading item promotions Our lakes, rivers and oceans are increasingly clogged with plastic, plus trillions of microscopic fragments of it, from all the useful and disturbingly durable products made possible by the petroleum industry. This flood of waste has grown exponentially over 60 years. Approximately 10 million tons …

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Gov. Newsom signs legislation to reduce harmful plastic pollution to protect communities, oceans and animals

New California law requires all packaging to be recyclable or compostable, significantly reducing plastic use The legislation strengthens the state’s recycling system and shifts the burden of plastic waste from Californians to the plastics and packaging industries SACRAMENTO — On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the …

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Aquaman speaks out at the UN conference on the world’s oceans

Hollywood actor Jason Momoa is taking his role as Aquaman, protector of the deep oceans, off screen. While attending a UN conference in Portugal, Momoa was named the UN Environment Programme’s new advocate for underwater life – an honored position to recognize his work protecting marine life. Photo credit: UNEP. …

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On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the oceans │ GMA News Online

CARCAVELOS, Portugal – Popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep in the superhero blockbuster Aquaman, but with real-life threats to the world’s oceans, he’s taking the fight off-screen as well. “Without healthy life in the ocean, our planet as we know it would not …

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Banning single-use plastic is a long way off, AU professor tells The New Indian Express

Express Message Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Considering the convenience plastic offers, there is little chance for governments or organizations to ban it, said Professor Bala Prasad of Andhra University, adding that people would not allow such a move. He explained that there are several ways to regulate the use of plastic, stressing …

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NextWave adds Logitech, Prevented Ocean Plastic, #tide ocean material to consortium

NextWave Plastics has welcomed international consumer technology company Logitech and ocean plastics suppliers, Prevented Ocean Plastic, and #tide ocean material to its consortium of cross-industry companies and organizations that are taking measurable steps to keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean. Nearly five years after NextWave Plastics …

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South African artist creates stunning textured portraits to raise awareness of plastic pollution

This South African artist uses plastic waste to create stunning, highly textured portraits at his studio in Booysens, Johannesburg. Source: africannews/Youtube Mbongeni Buthelezi uses plastic waste he collects from local dumps and city streets, “animals are dying, fish are dying in the ocean — because of this material and because …

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Scientists Warn of a New Sea Pollution Threat Called ‘Plastitar’

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Scientists fear two forms of ocean pollution are converging into some kind of super pollution. Some of them are now sounding the alarm to prevent the problem from getting worse. For years, environmental groups have warned of the dangers of microplastics reaching San Francisco Bay. Microscopic …

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Local efforts have reduced plastic pollution on Australia’s beaches by almost 30% in 6 years

Credit: Adobe Stock/lazyllama It’s common to hear about large amounts of plastic waste floating in our oceans. But while the problem of plastic waste is growing worldwide, in Australia things are going the other way. Because we find most of the plastic waste on Australia’s beaches comes from usnot from …

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Dozens turn out at Halifax Park to clean up the shoreline during Ocean Week – Halifax

Dozens of people turned out at a park in the heart of Halifax for a coast cleanup for Canada’s Ocean Week. The aim of the Point Pleasant Park event was to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Atlantic and on beaches. Continue reading: Giant Right Whale Sculpture for Coastal …

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Australia’s first food packaging made from 100% ocean-bound plastic

For the first time in Australia, MOO Premium Foods, an Adelaide-based yoghurt maker, is using plastic washed up on beaches and found in oceans in its cups and lids, made by Adelaide-based packaging manufacturer TechnoPlas. Mick Sanders, co-founder of MOO Premium Foods, says it was a barrage of questions he …

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Japan’s Yokohama Hakkeijima Aquarium Makes Snow Globes From “Microplastic Flakes” to Address Ocean Plastic Pollution

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 8, 2022 Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ — Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc. has produced a series of snow globes – “Microplastic Globe” – that collect plastic waste as flakes from the sea. These snow globes are currently on display at the Imagine the Future Ocean with Art exhibition in Tokyo until …

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Want a plastic side dish with your meal?

Did you know that Canadians could ingest several grams of plastic every year? According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in our oceans and rivers. How does so much plastic end up in our oceans (and in our bodies)? Why is retrieval …

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What are Ecobricks – and can they help solve our plastic waste problem?

Plastic waste is an area of ​​significant pollution concern in almost all countries. It takes centuries to mine and is produced at an incredibly fast rate. A stunning 91% Plastic is not recycled. So, alongside efforts to slow down plastic production and build stronger recycling systems, we still need to …

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Jordan Eco-Artist uses art to fight single-use plastic

Eco-artist Maria Nissan decided to take a stand against single-use plastic and raise awareness of environmental issues through her incredible art. The US-born artist of Iraqi origin first visited Amman in Jordan three years ago and fell in love. However, she began to feel “frustration and anger” at the mountains …

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The WHO is sounding the alarm about the impact of the tobacco industry on the environment

The WHO today released new information on the extent to which tobacco harms both the environment and human health, and calls for steps to make industry more accountable for the destruction it causes. Every year, the tobacco industry costs the world more than 8 million lives, 600 million trees, 200,000 …

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Why haven’t plastic-eating bacteria solved the plastic problem yet?

University of Texas scientists announced that they have developed a plastic-eating enzyme that could keep billions of pounds of plastic out of landfills. Well, if that phrase gives you déjà vu, you’re not alone. Science news followers may have seen similarly exciting headlines over the years since 2008 Science Fair …

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How marine life can reduce our plastic consumption

In 2020, the plastic recycling rate in the United States fell by 5.7% from the previous year. New research shows that looking at pictures of sea creatures can help people use less plastic. It’s smart to protect the oceans because plastic waste enters the food web, an expert told Insider. …

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Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race diving collection upcycled from fishing nets

The Ocean Race Diver. Paul Wilmot Communications Upcycling, or the concept of reinventing waste products to create something new, is another important part of the all-important recycling picture. And Ulysse Nardin jumped right in, serving its favorite cause – the ocean – with the new limited edition Ocean Race Diver. …

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GAEC begins using nuclear technology to combat the enormous threat posed by plastic waste

climate research The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has begun implementing a plastic waste management program using nuclear technology to address the country’s huge plastic waste threat. The program “Nuclear Technology for Plastic Pollution Control” called “NUTEC Plastics” is an initiative of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that was …

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It’s time to stop the decline in ocean health

May 18, 2022 JAKARTA – With every breath we are connected to the ocean. The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods. It stabilizes our climate by absorbing most of the heat trapped in the earth system. Billions of people, animals and plants depend on a healthy …

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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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