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June 24, 2019

Georgia Loggerhead Sea Turtles Thriving Thanks to Community Engagement

By Maggie Johnston and Monica Medina It is the middle of sea turtle nesting season along the Georgia coast, which typically occurs between May and September, and The New York Times reports that researchers there are crossing their fingers, hoping for a banner year....

May 31, 2019

EU Votes NO on Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament voted this past week to ban all single-use plastic items, including straws, food containers, cotton buds, and cutlery by 2021. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the ban; 560 MEPs voting in favor of the agreement, 35 voting against it, and...

May 15, 2019

Plastic production a growing contributor to climate change

  We know that plastic pollution is a problem so rampant that if we don’t drastically act we can expect to see more plastic in the world’s oceans than fish by 2050. However, a new study by the Center of International Environmental Law has revealed...

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...

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...