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Stories tagged "microplastics"

May 14, 2019

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...

April 23, 2019

Seabins are helping clean up marinas around the world

We write about ocean plastic pollution a lot, mostly because if we don’t act to curb our addiction to plastic there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. Boating marinas especially are places where there’s a big opportunity to...

March 25, 2019

All that glitters is harming the environment

Glitter is associated with celebrations, cards, and decorations but a growing group of environmental activists are calling on retailers to ban its sale. The reason is that glitter is a microplastic that can be spread into the air or be washed down the drain where due...

January 14, 2019

Nurdles: they sound cute, they’re anything but 

Science is continually discovering the extent of the damage microplastics wreak on our planet and especially the world’s oceans. These tiny (sometimes even microscopic) plastic fragments can become so small that they are absorbed by all sorts of marine...