Company Uses Non-Recyclable Plastic To Build Roads

April 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm




Engineer comes up with brilliant idea for what to do with all the non-recyclable plastic piling up on the on the earth and in the oceans — use it to build and repair roads.

Ocean Plastic Set to Triple in a Decade

March 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm




Unless humans make major changes, the amount of plastic polluting the world’s oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns.

British Grocery Store First in World to Go Plastic-Free

March 12, 2018 at 12:35 am





A major British grocery chain shows the world it’s possible sell food without plastic

The British grocery retailer “Iceland” recently pledged to eliminate plastic packaging from all its store-brand products by 2023.

Legos Will Be Made of 100% Plant-Based Plastic by 2030

March 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm




Lego company pledges to phase out fossil-fuel-based plastics and make all blocks from sugarcane by 2030

Danish toy maker Lego announced last week that all its core products and packaging will soon be made from “bio”plastic.

Plastic Piles Up Around the World After China Refuses to Recycle It

January 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm




Inundated with more plastic than it can recycle, China says its done being the “world’s garbage dump,”  causing backups and chaos at recycling plants across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia

Recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix

For the last 2o years, China recycled about half of the world’s plastics and paper products. While this helped supply its manufacturing boom, the country says it has had enough.

Study: Seafood Eaters Ingest Up to 11,000 Pieces of Microplastic Per Year

December 1, 2017 at 11:41 pm




European shellfish eaters ingest an average of 6400 tiny pieces of plastic per year, and as many as 11,000 pieces, depending on how much they eat, according a study out of Ghent University in Belgium.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Menstrual Products Are the Fifth Most Common Plastic Polluting the Ocean

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Here are three easy ways to keep your period plastic free:




Adidas Makes Shoes Out of Plastic Pulled From the Ocean

November 19, 2016 at 4:57 am




Adidas is helping clean up the ocean by fishing out plastic bottles and using them to make shoes

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