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07 Nov, 2019

'The Ocean Cleanup' Has Made an Interceptor for Plastic Waste

     After years and years of plastic production, plastic pollution is still an issue.  Plastic waste is still finding its way into our Earth's oceans.  Although there has been more awareness of this issue as of late, the problem persists.  The Ocean Cleanup is one group that is determined to help solve the plastic pollution problem.  The group is made...

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14 Oct, 2019

Coca-Cola is Testing New Bottles Made from Recycled Plastics

      Coca-Cola has announced that all of its bottles will be made from at least 50% recycled plastic by the year 2030.  It seems that they are determined to stand by this commitment as they are actively manufacturing bottles using recycled plastic.  At this point, the bottles made from recycled plastics are small batches and only contain 25%...

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24 Sep, 2019

9-Year-Old Starts His Own Recycling Business

     When you think about your average 9-year-old and what their interests are, recycling probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. For Ryan Hickman, however, it's his own "sport".  After his first visit to a recycling facility with his dad he instantly fell in love. He decided to start his own recycling business where he would go...

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18 Sep, 2019

Parley and American Express Go Green with Recycled Card

     Companies are thinking of new and innovative ways to recycle plastic or completely replace plastic with biodegradable materials. There is still a lot of plastic waste in our oceans and shores that needs to be cleaned up, however.  And what is to be done with the plastic after it is gathered? Well, the best thing to do is recycle...

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28 Aug, 2019

Solubag is a Biodegradable Bag that Dissolves in Water

           We can't stress enough how important it is for us as a planet to eliminate plastic pollution.  For years, plastic waste has been building up since most plastics that are made aren't biodegradable and take up to 1,000 years to decompose.  Many companies are starting to think more sustainably about how they package goods and...

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23 Aug, 2019

Scientists Find Micro-plastics in Arctic Snow

     The Arctic is a polar region at the northernmost part of the Earth. It consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Finland, Greenland, Alaska, Northern Canada, Russia, Sweden, and Norway.  When many people think of the Arctic they think of a pure and white blanketed area untouched by pollution. However a recent finding shows the opposite.  Scientists...

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14 Aug, 2019

Coca-Cola to Reduce Plastic by Selling Dasani in Aluminum Cans

     Major companies, especially in the beverage industry, are starting to face backlash for the use of so much plastic.  As more and more of them feel the pressure to be more eco-friendly, they are starting to switch up production methods.  Coca-Cola is one of the latest big companies to make a change.  Starting next month, they are going...

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06 Aug, 2019

San Francisco Airport Bans All Plastic Water Bottles

     On August 2nd, the Official Twitter account of San Francisco International Airport tweeted:  “Have you heard? We’re ditching the disposables! Beginning August 20, #SFO shops, eateries & airline lounges can no longer provide or sell plastic bottled water. #ZeroWaste” The ban will cover all stores and restaurants throughout the entire airport, making SFO the first airport to ban plastic water bottles....

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02 Aug, 2019

Lego Releases Plant-Based Treehouse Set

     Lego has been discussing sustainability for a while, but it seems their talks have become a reality.  They have finally released a set of plant-based Legos.  The Lego plant set is made from sustainably sourced sugarcane. This new set has nearly 200 pieces made from this polyethylene, making it Lego's most environmentally friendly set to date. Lego has a...

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19 Jun, 2019

The North Face x National Geographic Make Clothes From Plastic Bottles

     The North Face has been making some exclusive apparel out of plastic bottles for a year or so now, in fact, we posted last year about their tees made from plastic waste collected from National Parks. Well, the brand continues their mission of re-using plastics; this time they have partnered with National Geographic to create the "Bottle Source"...

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28 May, 2019

Why Hemp Plastic is the Perfect Alternative to Plastic

     Did you know that there are a lot of plastics filling up our lands and sea? This means that there are thousands of years of plastic that has to be degraded. Plastic pollution is a common problem that every country in the world faces. Yearly, the number of plastics that are tossed away is so much that it...

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28 Feb, 2019

Synthetic Fibers Found in Tiny Animals of Mariana Trench

     We all know that the global plastic pollution problem is something that needs addressing.  Recently, we posted an article about how microplastics were found in the guts of sea turtles around the world.  Well, another recent study was just published by the Royal Society Open Science Journal in which they caught and dissected deep-sea creatures from six locations deeper...

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