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Indonesia waging war on its oceans of plastic

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5 mentions1 month ago
INDONESIA is taking action to combat its catastrophic problem of polluting the oceans with plastic debris, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Saturday. According to the Jakarta ...

14-year-old Hannah Testa Initiates Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

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4 mentions1 month ago
Georgia, USA, celebrated its first Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Feb. 15, 2017, in the state's capital of Atlanta. The initiative was spearheaded by a 14-year-old named Hannah Testa, founder ...

WATCH: Stunning New Footage of Plastic Pollution in Indonesia (And Learn How Each of Us Can Help)

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Step into the beautiful world of Komodo Island—one of the remote islands of Indonesia—where the pristine natural environment brims with life, but amidst the flora and fauna grows an invasive ...

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows

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23 mentions1 month ago
Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in tissues, scientists have warned, in findings described as 'sobering' by the ...

Once unthinkable, now common: Seabirds ingesting plastic

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4 mentions1 hour ago
This sculpture shows a scene that was once unthinkable – seabirds ingesting vast quantities of plastic. With nine in every ten seabirds now having plastic in their stomachs it has ...

Our Oceans Are Garbage

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18 mentions2 weeks ago
Photos by authorThis post originally appeared on VICE Canada.When you're driving down the West Coast Highway on Vancouver Island, it's hard not to be in awe of the surrounding natural ...

SodaStream Blasts PepsiCo For Plastic Bottle Pollution As Brand Launches 'LIFEWTR'

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3 mentions2 months ago
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) CEO Daniel Birnbaum continued his war on plastic bottle polluters by denouncing PepsiCo following its Super Bowl advertisement ...

Actors and Activists to Highlight 'Voices 4 Oceans' on Mar. 23

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2 mentions1 week ago
Notable actors and activists will join forces to support The 5 Gyres Institute at the Voices 4 Oceans benefit storytelling event in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday, Mar. 23. Get ...

There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution

7 mentions4 days ago
Related: Waste Not Leadership Natural Resources Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70 percent by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign.

Kenya Joins Growing Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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13 mentions6 days ago
Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags ...

UN takes aim at 'wasteful' plastics in oceans

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8 mentions1 month ago
Under fire are microplastics in cosmetics and single-use plastics, such as water bottles and plastic bags, with the UN calling their use "wasteful" and "excessive". The announcement comes as Sky's ...

Take Action NOW to Stop Plastic Pollution at the Source

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1 mentions5 days ago
Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70% by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign. This commitment is a huge step forward ...

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

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7 mentions1 month ago
A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic "nurdles". Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging ...

Microfibers are a source of ingestible plastic worse than already-banned microbeads

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6 mentions1 month ago
Get Unlimited Digital Access Your first month is less than a dollar. $0.99 for first 4 weeks Subscribe Now They come out of your fleece every time you do a ...

5 Realities About Plastic Pollution That Won’t Go Away Until We Do Something

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6 mentions3 days ago
When is the last time you touched something made out of plastic? A day ago? An hour ago? Are you touching plastic right now? Cups, lids, straws, containers, wrappers, bottles ...

Here's one small thing you can do about plastic pollution

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11 mentions2 weeks ago
A campaign by the Marine Conservation Society wants you to report any #wildbottlesightings on social media. A strange new creature has overtaken the shorelines and waterways of Great Britain. It’s ...

Microplastics in our environment: A conversation with Odile Madden, Smithsonian plastics scientist

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3 mentions5 days ago
By Sarah Puschmann Odile Madden knows a lot about plastic. A materials scientist with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, she has spent the past eight years studying plastics artifacts in ...

Pollution Found in the Most Remote Part of the World Ocean

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4 mentions1 month ago
New research published this week shows “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the deepest point on Earth's surface: the Mariana trench. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east ...

Biggest ever nurdle hunt tackles plastic pollution

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8 mentions2 months ago
Nurdles, which are used in the manufacturing industry, are melted down to make almost all of our plastic products, such as phone covers, toy dolls - even spacecraft cables. But ...

Our Plastic Universe: A Closer Look at Microbeads

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6 mentions2 months ago
By Emily DiFrisco The images are shimmering and metallic—like minerals found in nature. But the subject of Erica DiGiovanni’s photographs is actually synthetic: plastic microbeads from common personal care products ...

What are microfibers and why are our clothes polluting the oceans?

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Blogpost by Kirsten Brodde - 2 March, 2017 at 11:08 Synthetic fibers could be a wonderful thing. Their production requires far less water than cotton and they don’t require toxic ...

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

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7 mentions1 week ago
More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, with only a small proportion made from recycled materials, research reveals. A survey by Greenpeace ...

Delhi, India Has Banned All Plastic. Yes, ALL Plastic.

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8 mentions2 weeks ago
Every year, roughly 8.8 million metric tons of plastic — the entire amount of plastic we humans produced in 1961 — is swept into the ocean with the devastating future ...

15 Ways to Stop Microfiber Pollution Now

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6 mentions3 weeks ago
Think about all your clothing made of acrylic, nylon, and polyester. Yes, that means fleece, trousers, blouses, socks, and even your beloved yoga pants. Did you know? Every time you ...

Quit these disposable plastic items today

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3 mentions1 month ago
Every bit of plastic that has ever been made still exists on the planet. Once it exists it will never fully biodegrade, only break down into smaller and smaller pieces.The ...

A Plastic Ocean: 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

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3 mentions6 days ago
None Share A Plastic Ocean: 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste ...

Why You Should Never Sip From a Plastic Straw Again

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Entourage, has launched a campaign to reduce the amount of single-use plastic usage in this country in order to protect and save marine wildlife and the environment. Plastic drinking straws ...

Microfiber Plastics Are Polluting Our Oceans: We Demand Action!

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials -- plastic, in fact.

One of the world's biggest companies is stopping selling plastic cotton-wool buds

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7 mentions1 month ago
Multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson is to stop selling plastic cotton buds – one of the most common item of litter found on Britain’s beaches – in half the countries ...

Glee Chewing Gum Goes Plastic-Free!

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
I first wrote about plastic in chewing gum in January of 2010. At that time, there really was no brand of gum available that didn’t either contain plastic in the ...

Tom Petty Says ‘We’re Too Smart for Single-Use Plastic’

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5 mentions1 month ago
Tom Petty has joined the growing list of musicians—including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, and Maroon 5—who are speaking up about single-use plastic. Petty will receive the ...