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Yoga Pants Believed to be a Source of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

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Yoga Pants Believed to be a Source of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - March 23, 2017

Here’s something to meditate about.

Yoga pants, and other clothes made from common synthetic materials, are causing the world’s oceans to fill up with minuscule more…

A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

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A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba - March 16, 2017

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity.

Thirteen years ago, Aghan, bothered by more…

Dell First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Computer Industry

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Dell First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastics Packaging in Computer Industry

Source: The Nation - March 10, 2017

Dell announced that it has become the first computer manufacturer to ship ocean plastics packaging, the result of an innovative, commercial-scale pilot program.

Dell said more…

Microplastics in the Ocean Outnumber the Stars in the Sky and What the United Nations Is Doing About It

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Microplastics in the Ocean Outnumber the Stars in the Sky and What the United Nations Is Doing About It

Source: EcoWatch/Lorraine Chow - February 28, 2017

The United Nations is "declaring war" on the biggest sources of planetary pollution—ocean plastic. On Thursday, the intergovernmental organization's environment program (UNEP) launched its #CleanSeas campaign at more…

Tires and Synthetic Clothing Could be Polluting the Ocean in a Big Way

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Tires and Synthetic Clothing Could be Polluting the Ocean in a Big Way

Source: CNBC/Anmar Frangoul - February 27, 2017

A new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has found that as much as 31 percent of the estimated 9.5 million more…

The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - February 24, 2017

The way things are going now, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. An ambitious United Nations campaign aims to stop this more…

Modern Day Waste: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting

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Modern Day Waste: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - February 21, 2017

Waste and the management of it are new challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, and other discards more…

Arctic Seafloor Litter Levels Are Increasing Dramatically

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Arctic Seafloor Litter Levels Are Increasing Dramatically

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - February 17, 2017

(UPI) -- Marine scientists from Germany have been monitoring litter levels in the Arctic since 2002. They say the problem is getting worse.

Litter is identified more…

Dead Whale in Norway Found With More Than 30 Plastic Bags in Stomach

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Dead Whale in Norway Found With More Than 30 Plastic Bags in Stomach

Source: The Daily Mail/Shivali Best - February 6, 2017

Researchers in Norway were in for a shock when they discovered more than 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste inside the stomach of a more…

Saving the Plastic From Ocean With Sky Ocean Rescue

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Saving the Plastic From Ocean With Sky Ocean Rescue

Source: Sky News/Thomas Moore - January 24, 2017

More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea.

It takes centuries to break down. It's eaten more…