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Boyan Slat Unveils the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Boyan Slat, a young Dutch entrepreneur and his group, The Ocean Cleanup, have invented an ingenious collection barge to clean plastic debris from our oceans

11/30/19
                                                               

Recycling isn’t working – here are 15 ways to shrink your plastic footprint

By Emily Holden Illustration: Sonny Ross/The Guardian

Only 9% of plastics get recycled, and significant reductions will require systemic change – but there are easy tips for individuals to cut back

11/27/19
                                                               

Every human should be alarmed by the plastic crisis in our oceans

By Editorial Board

“WITHOUT CHANGE,” warns a bipartisan group of senators, “there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the oceans by 2050.” Some of the signs of this growing crisis are visible: sea turtles caught in discarded fishing nets; piles of trash floating in the ocean; birds and fish stranded in plastic six-pack rings.

10/26/19
                                                               

Unilever pledges to halve its use of new plastic by 2025

By Siddharth Cavale

Consumer goods giant Unilever vowed to halve the amount of new plastic it uses over the next five years, by shifting to more recyclable and alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for less waste.

10/07/19
                                                               

The Ocean Cleanup successfully catches plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By The Ocean Cleanup

Consumer goods giant Unilever vowed to halve the amount of new plastic it uses over the next five years, by shifting to more recyclable and alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for less waste.

10/02/19
                                                               

Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

By Michael Corkery Photo: Chang W. Lee

They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.

07/05/19
                                                               

This house was built using 600,000 recycled plastic bottles

By Brett Ruskin

This week, the team from JD Composites unveiled its first home in Meteghan River on Nova Scotia’s southwest shore. It has walls made with 15-centimetre thick plastic slabs. More than 600,000 recycled plastic bottles were shredded, melted and formed into custom moulds for the walls.

06/25/19
                                                               

Maine, Vermont governors sign plastic bag bans on same day

By Cole Rosengren Photo: torange.biz

Following passage of the nation’s first two statewide bans on polystyrene foam containers — in Maine and Maryland — 2019 may well become an inflection point for plastics policy.

06/18/19