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Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash
December 02, 2019
"The sperm whale washed up on a Scottish beach with a stomach full of rope, netting and plastic."
Companies Go to New Depths for Ocean Plastic in Recycling Push
November 04, 2019
"Multinationals like Coca-Cola, Adidas and HP reuse trash fished from seas or collected on coastlines"
Plastic conquered the planet. Now the planet is fighting back.
September 16, 2019
"As anti-plastic sentiment picks up steam, it’s tempting to think that we’re making less of the stuff. We’re not. Globally, plastic production is increasing each year. And the battle is set to get worse."
This new credit card is made from plastic that would have ended up in the ocean
September 12, 2019
"The plastic we use to buy plastic that winds up in the ocean may someday, too, wind up in the ocean. But not if this card-making company has anything to do with it."
22 million pounds of plastics enter the Great Lakes each year. Most of the pollution pours into Lake Michigan.
September 04, 2019
"Regardless of size, as plastics linger in the water, they continue to break down from exposure to sunlight and abrasive waves."
Drowning in Plastic
September 04, 2019
As the environmental impact of that tide of plastic becomes a growing political issue, major packaged goods sellers and retailers are under pressure to cut the flow of the single-use bottles and containers that are clogging the world’s waterways.
Plastic food packaging was most common beach trash in 2018
September 03, 2019
"A million volunteer-strong beach clean-up effort spanned 120 countries; it also turned up an artificial Christmas tree and a typewriter."
Tides of change: The global shift from single-use plastics
August 22, 2019
"This includes reducing the amount of single-use plastic products in the market by shifting to more sustainable alternatives for plastic products, such as for bags, food packaging and delivery packaging."
Cleaning up the plastic in the ocean
August 18, 2019
"Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the problem's deadly consequences for wildlife and what can be done to stop it."
Recycling is Broken
August 14, 2019
"There’s a hidden footprint to every product that is being made, bought and then thrown away. According to the World Resources Institute, for every can of garbage at the curb, there are 87 cans’ worth of materials that come from the extraction industries—such as timber, agriculture, mining and petroleum—that turn natural resources into finished products."