Plastic In Oceans

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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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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