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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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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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19 Sep, 2019

Burger King is Melting Plastic Toys for Good

     Burger King is one of the heavy hitters in the fast-food game, with over 16,000 restaurants around the World.  When you are that big, it is important to think about the impact your production has on the environment.  It seems as if they have been thinking about it, however, as they have just made a huge announcement.  They are removing...

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06 May, 2019

These Speakers are Made From NonRecyclable Plastic Bags

     Single-use plastic pollution is a huge problem around the world, but thankfully many people are starting to wake up and change their habits.  Others are coming up with innovative ways to recycle and reuse plastics.  Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the plastic pollution issue, and people usually only use it once.  Gomi Designs in Brighton, England,...

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26 Oct, 2018

SodaStream Deploys an Ocean Sweeper in the Caribbean Sea

      Many companies and organizations have been focused on ocean clean-up initiatives.  The plastic waste problem is a big one when it comes to marine life, and people are waking up and recognizing the issue.  SodaStream is the latest company to take action.  SodaStream is a company that lets people make carbonated water right in their own home.  Their...

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02 Aug, 2018

Why Plastic Straws Suck

     We recently posted about how Starbucks is aiming to completely get rid of plastic straws at its locations.  There have also been start-ups that have created reusable straws to combat the plastic straw problem.  This may have you wondering why all the fuss about plastic straws and "Why do plastic straws suck?"  Well, there are many reasons.  One is...

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04 May, 2018

FinalStraw: 'The World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw'

     We can not speak enough on the dangers of plastic waste. Even more, we can't stop talking about products and solutions to this plastic waste problem. In the past few weeks we've posted about "Bodi Bag: The Bag Made from Reusable Netting", "North Face's Plastic Bottle Shirts", "A Giant Plastic Collector", "Edible 6-Pack Rings", and of course our "Go...

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08 Mar, 2018

A Diver Discovers an Ocean of Plastic

 It is no secret that plastic pollution is a global issue.  In fact, it is estimated that over 8 Million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our Earth's oceans every single year.  This is a shocking and disturbing statistic.  Many people, if they don't live near an ocean, may not see the immediate effects of this plastic pollution. Furthermore, those...

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22 Sep, 2016

These Giant Art Displays Bring Attention to Plastic Waste

   Plastic waste has become so normalized for most of us.  At times, we can walk down the street and not even notice if a plastic bottle or plastic utensil is on the ground. This is a huge problem since most plastic waste isn't biodegradable.  Well, artists Cruder and Lapenta are changing how we look at plastic waste.  With their...

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