Monthly Sustainability Roundup: February 2019


Here’s what we're reading this month in sustainability news. 

Here’s what we're reading this month:


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"The major source of plastic pollution you’ve probably never heard of" via Fast Company

"Nurdles” may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as “mermaid tears”, these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry. Instead of being converted into household items, many end up in the ocean, collecting toxins on their surfaces and being eaten by marine wildlife."

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"Tokyo will achieve its goal of making 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste" via Engadget

To make a statement about sustainability, Japan recently announced it would forge its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones, laptops and other gadgets.

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"It's time to rethink Mardi Gras—without tons of plastic beads" via National Geographic

"Green groups are urging revelers to recycle, reuse, and reconnect with the pre-plastic soul of a great celebration."

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity via BBC News

"The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study."

What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!