California Paves Highway with Completely Recycled Materials

California Paves Highway with Completely Recycled Materials

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer A 1000-foot stretch highway in Oroville, CA was recently repaved with recycled plastic and asphalt—the first time a state department has paved a road with 100% recycled materials. This durable recycled material can combat potholes, last two to three times longer than asphalt roads, and reuse about 150,000 single-use […]

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Microplastics Pollution Found in Farm Soil

Microplastics Pollution Found in Farm Soil

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer There is “a growing concern” over microplastics pollution in farm soils, Kate S. Petersen reported for Environmental Health News this week. Although we have long since known about the effects of microplastics in the ocean, this article showed that “most microplastics are actually accumulating on land, including agricultural areas.” […]

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One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored.  We can relate! As part of that wave, today our friends at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from […]

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The Push to Make Amazon a Better Corporate Citizen

The Push to Make Amazon a Better Corporate Citizen

Last month, online retail giant Amazon announced its  Climate Pledge Fund–a $2 billion that will invest in companies that develop innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Shortly after Amazon also announced that it will be renaming the Seattle NHL stadium, Climate Pledge Arena as a nod to its corporate climate commitments (Amazon released more details […]

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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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Interview of the Week: Erin Simon

Interview of the Week: Erin Simon

Erin Simon is the Head of Plastic Waste and Business at the World Wildlife Fund and helped WWF’s latest report, Transparent 2020. The report examines the plastic footprints of its ReSource member companies and provides a detailed look at the challenges and potential solutions for tackling the plastic pollution problem. Plastics are a complicated issue, […]

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