Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Earth’s oceans are vast – they cover 71% of our planet’s surface – and the majority of that area is never visited or even seen by people, which can make it easy to ignore the growing problem of pollution in our waters. Kamilo Beach.

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Water purifier company takes on plastic polluters at UN climate conference

Green Prophet

Wild eco-preneurs like David de Rothschild and Graham Hill from Treehugger set out to catalogue micro-plastics at sea in this bottle boat. A recent study by a team of researchers at Bangor University, UK, found plastic outnumbers baby fish by seven to one in waters off Hawaii.

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Learning Sustainability Through Play: GBO Hawaii

Green Living Ideas

If you are looking to learn more (or teach more) about sustainability, there is no better way than sharing the super fun game of GBO Hawaii. GBO Hawaii is a 2-4 person game that can best be related to that classic real estate trading game, Monopoly.

Plastic Bag Ban In Hawaii

Conservation Hawaii

The old debate is back with a twist: Paper or Plastic or The Planet If you go to the grocery store on Maui or Kauai, don’t be surprised if the clerk doesn’t offer you a plastic bag at checkout. He’s following the law and saving the planet. The “plastic bag ban”, as [.].

Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health

Greentumble

the mantra of “plastic is fantastic” shaped our environment to the extent that today plastic really is all around us. Materials that do not readily look like plastic include plastic polymers or resins like Styrofoam and food can liners. Plastic toxicity for human body.

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OP ED: Bioplastics Will not Solve the Plastic Pollution Problem

Green Prophet

Daniella Dimitrova Russo from the Plastic Pollution Coalition warns that bioplastics will not solve plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is one of the major issues facing our planet today. Plastic particles float in the five oceanic gyres.

No Recycling Bins No Trash Collection

Green Life Smart Life

Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! It’s twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii. It’s also 80 percent plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 Tags: Good for the Planet Green Recycling Saving Money going green landfill posotive model Trash

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Kamilo Beach -Toxic "Mermaids Tears"

Celsias

Easy enough to read about pollution like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, spend a moment bewailing the foul state of our planet as a result of human carelessness, and then throw away that plastic grocery bag without even thinking that it, too, might end up in the ocean. It’s the hurry-up pace of modern life that leads them to make careless mistakes that lead to environmental degradation, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Kamilo Beach on the Big Island in Hawaii.

Sasaki Creations

Green Earth Journey

Name: Barb Sasaki Shop Name: Sasaki Creations Shop Link: [link] Location: Kona, Hawaii Ships to: worldwide What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? I am an Idaho transplant, who has made Hawaii my home for the past 15 years.

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Air Pollution Causes and Effects

Greentumble

A recent experiment measuring the sediment below coral reefs showed that at the present rate of acidification, the sediment from which coral reefs are created will completely disintegrate in the next few decades in areas already loaded with anthropogenic stress like near Hawaii. .

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

Lots of chill expats and Lonely Planet backpackers, easy place to get a great massage or smoothie, and you see the word “eco&# splashed here and there. In their villages, glasses are plastic or thick glass—many wine glasses were sacrificed during the training.

Jack Johnson Blazing a Green Trail

Eco Friendly Daily

As well as making use of the eco-packaging, Jack Johnson’s latest album, Sleep through the Static, was also recorded using 100% solar energy and carries the 1% For The Planet logo – meaning one percent of the album profits will go to environmental charities.

Green Lodging Key West | Organic Food Key West | Green Hotel Key.

Green Traveler Guides

Best for the planet … and you. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Top green stories of 2012

Green Blog

Well mostly bad things, more talking, more stalling, more death, more destruction, and a little blue planet that’s rushing faster and faster towards the cliff-edge of planetary catastrophe. 2012, what a year!

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Pacific Trash Vortex Could Swallow Rhode Island and Still Have Room for the rest of New England

Green Life Smart Life

Home state ramblings aside, I was quite revolted earlier this week to see evidence of a “trash vortex” the size of two Texas’ that is currently swirling in the Pacific Ocean out in the region north of Hawaii. to pinhead sized pieces of broken down plastics litter the vortex swirling around and wreaking havoc on marine wildlife. This PlanetGreen video of the trash vortex gives some perspective on how hard humans have worked to destroy the natural bodies that make us the blue planet.