Microplastics Found to Rain Down on National Parks and US Wilderness Areas

Microplastics Found to Rain Down on National Parks and US Wilderness Areas

As the New York Times wrote, a new study has given more insight into just how pervasive microplastics are in the environment. In addition to being one of the ocean’s greatest pollution threats, They’re in the air we breathe, traveling on the wind and drifting down from the skies. More than 1,000 tons of tiny […]

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How to Help Companies Meet Plastic Waste Commitments

How to Help Companies Meet Plastic Waste Commitments

Plastic pollution is a pervasive problem and since the world’s recycling systems are in chaos after China stopped accepting their waste there’s an urgent need for companies to step up their efforts to keep plastic out of landfills and natural environments. WWF estimates as few as 100 companies have the potential to help prevent roughly 10 million metric tons […]

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Big Companies Sued for their Contribution to the Plastics Crisis

Big Companies Sued for their Contribution to the Plastics Crisis

Plastic pollution can seem like an insurmountable problem and in large part it’s because we can’t agree on who the culprits of the problem are and who’s responsible for the solution. Yes, manufacturers produce plastic, retailers sell it and consumers buy it as plastic has a lot of useful qualities. Plastic makes our lives convenient […]

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Beach Clean Ups Sweeping Hawai’i

Beach Clean Ups Sweeping Hawai’i

Hawai’i is known for its beautiful beaches, powdery sand, and crystal clear ocean waters.  But it is also a hub in the Pacific for trash from Asia, including microplastics, derelict fishing gear, and even debris from the 2011 Fukushima tsunami in Japan.  Local residents are not taking it sitting down!  Organizations like Hawaii Ocean Ambassadors […]

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Hero of the Week: Fionn Ferreira, Google Science Fair Winner

Hero of the Week: Fionn Ferreira, Google Science Fair Winner

Bright and undaunted teenagers may just save us yet!  Fionn Ferriera had the ingenious idea to use magnets to filter microplastics from water and he found that when he did, they removed at least 85%. Using a magnetic liquid called ferrofluid, which adheres to plastic and then is attracted to the magnets and removed from the water.

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One Shiny New Thing:  100% Plastic Free Glitter!

One Shiny New Thing: 100% Plastic Free Glitter!

We know how important glitter is — for art projects, cosmetics and fun.  And now Today Glitter has launched a 100% plastic free glitter that biodegrades in approximately 30 days.  Traditional glitter is composed of microplastics that make up 85% of the plastic in the environment and take up to 200 years to biodegrade, ending […]

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