Stories tagged "plastic pollution"

April 15, 2019

MLS Celebrates Earth Week With Greener Goals

Major League Soccer began its fourth annual Earth Day week of service last Thursday with a series of volunteer activities in all the MLS cities continuing through Earth Day, April 22nd.  Each of the 24 clubs will, during this week, be wearing special adidas x Parley...

April 11, 2019

Where does the bulk of ocean plastic go?

Roughly 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year and while we see images of this trash floating around on the ocean’s surface we don’t actually know what happens to most of it once it’s dumped. As Phys explained, of the between 4-12...

April 1, 2019

The mystery of France’s washed up Garfield phones finally solved

For over 30 years, pieces of a very distinct Garfield phone have been washing up on beaches in Brittany, France baffling locals and environmental groups as to the origin of the once-popular item. Since the phone parts were in remarkably good condition it indicated...

March 19, 2019

Whales Face Triple Threats: Plastic, Ship Strikes and Hunting

Whales around the globe face numerous threats as has become apparent in recent weeks.  Just this past weekend a young Cuvier’s beaked whale that was weak and vomiting blood washed up on the shore in Mabini, Philippines and eventually died.  When the government...

March 15, 2019

Coca Cola’s Plastic – It’s The Real Thing

The Coca-Cola Company, in an effort to be more transparent and decrease its environmental footprint, reported that it produced more than 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, and also announced that it will donate $5.4 million to a number of environmental...

February 7, 2019

Mexican startup creates bioplastics from avocado waste

Our world is drowning in plastic yet we’re so dependent on it, that despite the urgency to avoid it, we don’t have very many alternatives. For food packaging especially, plastic is king and Americans are using a lot of plastic every day probably without...

January 6, 2019

One Cool Thing: Reverse Vending Machines

A supermarket chain in the U.K. announced last week the success of its “reverse vending machines” – shoppers at just five Iceland Store sites returned more than 300,000 plastic bottles, with a daily average of 2,583 bottles in November, according to...

June 5, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Initial Arctic Refuge Drilling Exploration Plan Rejected, Pilot Whale in Thailand Perishes From Plastic, Indy Hugs Its Trees, Climate Change Won’t Heat Earth Equally, Black Lung Fund In Jeopardy, The Dunes of Pluto  

Our Daily Planet: ANWR Permits, Pilot whale ingests 17 lbs of plastic and how climate change isn't heating the planet equally Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская...