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December 7, 2016 Environment

Seabirds Are Developing a Taste for Plastic

By: Nick Marinoff

Seabirds will eat just about anything they can get their beaks on. Their tenacity and voracious appetites are usually experienced firsthand by anyone bringing a picnic basket to the beach,...

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November 2, 2016 Videos
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VIDEO: Here's Everything You Need to Recycle Plastic Waste -- And It's Free

By: Planet Editor

With plastic waste pretty much everywhere, Dave Hakkens is turning trash into recycled treasure via Precious Plastic. Beginning as a graduation project in design school, Precious Plastic evolved into a global movement...

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September 13, 2016 Environment
Photo: Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Plasticity Forum Headed to London

By: Ocean Recovery Alliance

The Plasticity Forum brings its big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability to London, giving the design community a chance to learn how to lead the brands they work...

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August 5, 2016 Environment

Plastic: It’s What’s for Dinner

By: Dana Hunnes

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post on May 23, 2016. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author. Plastic: It’s ubiquitous. It’s in our food, it’s...

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July 19, 2016 Environment
Komodo National Park (Photo: Sancaka Candraditya)

Microplastics & Megafauna in Komodo National Park

By: Marine Megafauna Foundation

By Elitza Germanov Plankton nets, sample tubes, scuba gear and underwater camera equipment accompanied me on my way to Labuan Bajo, the jump off for Indonesia’s famous Komodo National Park (but...

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June 24, 2016 Politics

Deep-Pocketed Plastics Companies Want to Derail California Bag Ban

By: Nithin Coca

It was a historic moment. Back in September of 2014, after years of lobbying by environmental activists all across California, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270, which banned single-use plastic...

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June 16, 2016 Environment

5 Common Questions About Plastic Pollution

By: 5 Gyres Institute

On June 2nd, 5 Gyres held our most recent Webinar. Founders Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen spoke about plastic pollution in our oceans and focused on the latest research and...

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June 9, 2016 Environment

INFOGRAPHIC: The Plastic Problem in Australia's Ocean

By: Guest Author

This article comes to us courtesy of Waterlogic The bottled water industry is booming in Australia. As soda and juice drinks suffer from their poor health image, we’re drinking more...

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June 2, 2016 Innovation

Plastic Is Recycled With Ancient Egyptian Weaving Tradition


Two young Egyptians reinvent plastic bags by fusing tradition and modernity. The old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” could be the motto for the project Reform Studio....

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May 29, 2016 Environment

UN Suggests Policy to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report on the current state of our ocean’s plastic problem, where the plastics are coming from and what we can do to...

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May 27, 2016 Environment

Microplastics: A Global Problem That Needs a Global Solution

By: Nithin Coca

We know about the plastic problem we can see: the products we use everyday, much of which ends up in landfills or, worse, the growing plastic wastelands in the middle...

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May 16, 2016 Climate & Energy

A Twofer: Carbon Tax Solves Both Climate Change and Plastic Ocean Pollution

By: Algalita Marine Research and Education

For more than half a century, cheaply-priced fossil fuels have come to define the American dream. We travel freely in gasoline powered vehicles and rely on coal, oil and natural...

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