Dubai’s dead plastic camels

Green Prophet

One of the most jarring scenes I remember from my trip through Syria is the sea of plastic that rolled along the shore of a stretch of desert highway that linked Aleppo to Damascus. Their bellies full of plastics and ropes that starve them to death. .

Earth911 Quiz #81: The Plastic Recycling Crisis

Earth 911

We recently reported on changes in plastic recycling that signal a crisis has arrived. The post Earth911 Quiz #81: The Plastic Recycling Crisis appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Quizzes quiz-plastic-crisis

Is Global Plastic Pollution Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point?

Environmental News Network

Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2nd in Science. Is Global Plastic Pollution Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point

Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items

Green Living Guy

Let’s talk plastic. You must be using (or have) used plastic items. Or perhaps you have plastic items in every corner of your office, house, and many other places. Just look around where you are at the moment and see… Read More Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items.

Plastic packaging alternative tastes sweet

Green Prophet

Plastics are the bane of our existence. from the same country that brought us Waze to help us get around cities, is W-Cycle, a company that tackles plastic one-time use products by turning them into sugar. CPET plastic trays are typically used in for ready-meal packaging.

Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available?

Earth 911

A multidisciplinary team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a plastic that. The post Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available? Business & Policy EcoTech Plastic recycling

Plastic, plastic use, and plastic pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plastic is pervasive nowadays and there is almost no place where you can look and plastic will not be staring you in the face in some for or the other. The computer keyboard, the case of the laptop, of the cellphone; all plastic, and that just for starters. Since the real commercial production of plastic begun in the 1950s the world has produced more than eight billion tons of plastic which is about as much in weight as a billion elephants.

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Plastic recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste. Six UK exporters of plastic waste have had their licenses suspended or canceled in the last three months, according to EA data.

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England plans single-use plastic ban

Inhabitant

England has announced a planned ban on polystyrene cups and single-use plastic cutlery and plates. But frustrated activists say the government is moving way too slowly

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Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts molecular recycling Nexus Fuels Plastic plastic recycling

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Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

Green Prophet

Get up at the crack of dawn and you find plastic cups and bottles as far as the eye can see littering the beach. Because while recycling efforts may take the sting or guilt from our hearts, most plastics we use today don’t get recycled at all. . s plastic waste is recycled.

Plastic Pollution and Ocean Acidification Reduce Antarctic Krill Development

Environmental News Network

Plastic pollution combined with ocean acidification hinders the development of Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean, research published today (4 August 2021) in Marine Frontiers reveals. Plastic Pollution and Ocean Acidification Reduce Antarctic Krill Development

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Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. The majority of the trash that washes up on Kamilo Beach – as high as 90% – is plastic. Some of this is regular household waste: plastic bags, food containers , and toothbrushes can all be found piled high on the shore. But there is also a lot of industrial plastic waste, including fishing nets, ropes, buoys, and cages. The shoreline on Kamilo Beach includes millions of these tiny pieces of plastic mingled in with the sand.

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Uses for plastic containers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plastic packaging and plastic containers are everywhere, they are ubiquitous, and most end up in the landfill for recycling does not always happen in the way that we are being told. Now that China has closed its doors to plastic (and other) recyclables from the Europe and America the problem is going to get bigger still. You can also use the plastic buckets to organize and haul garden materials and compost, sort laundry, or store household items.

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8 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption When Shopping

EcoFriend

Plastic has become a serious issue and a real environmental threat. With only a minuscule portion of plastics being recycled today, the actual dilemma comes down to reducing how much… The post 8 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption When Shopping appeared first on Ecofriend.

New technology identifies sources of ocean plastic

Successful Green

Worldwide, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year, despite greater awareness of recycling and the use of disposable plastic. Daily News Social Responsibility Water app clean up NTNU ocean plastic waste social responsibility successful GREEN

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Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics

Successful Green

Engineers at MIT have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags. Polyethylene is thin and lightweight, and could keep... The post Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics appeared first on successful GREEN.

Upcycling Plastic Waste Into High-Performing Mechanical Lubricants

Environmental News Network

New research could mean fewer adverse impacts from plastic waste and cheaper lubricants used in vehicles and industrial activities. Upcycling Plastic Waste Into High-Performing Mechanical Lubricants

Best Alternatives to Plastic at Your Workplace

Green Living Guy

If we talk about going green, The post Best Alternatives to Plastic at Your Workplace appeared first on Green Living Guy. We all think of revolutionizations yet we all know that it all starts from our surroundings and the places where we live.

SARAH FERGUSON SWAM AGAINST PLASTIC

Green Living Guy

Sarah Ferguson began Swim Against Plastic: Easter Island at launched a global campaign to help end plastic pollution. The post SARAH FERGUSON SWAM AGAINST PLASTIC appeared first on Green Living Guy.

PepsiCo doubles down on reducing virgin plastic

AGreenLiving

The food and beverage company is bringing all of its water, agriculture and new plastic commitments under an umbrella plan called pep+. Read more: PepsiCo doubles down on reducing virgin plastic.

7 Easy Ways for a Step Closer Towards a Plastic-Free Lifestyle

Green Living Guy

From grocery store bags to disposable water bottles plastic is everywhere. Plastic pollution requires a lot of time to decompose. According to the World Economic Forum, more… Read More 7 Easy Ways for a Step Closer Towards a Plastic-Free Lifestyle.

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Green Living Guy

Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. The post Plastic: A Toxic Love Story appeared first on Green Living Guy. Who’d have thought that combs, Frisbees and lighters could have such secret histories and such disturbing futures?

Recycling Mystery: Plastic Shower Curtains

AGreenLiving

If your shower has a plastic curtain or liner, has it seen better days? If… The post Recycling Mystery: Plastic Shower Curtains appeared first on Earth911. See the original post: Recycling Mystery: Plastic Shower Curtains.

Biodegradable and compostable plastic

Green (Living) Review

First of all it is still plastic by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Biodegradable is often understood by the general public almost like that is composts, and that is also the intention of the word being used, but it does no such thing. Well, into ever smaller particles of, guess what, yes, plastic. While there is quite a good reason for using plastic in many cases there is no good reason for using plastic, which is a valuable material, really, in the so-called single-use applications.

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New plant-derived polymer could replace single-use plastics

Inhabitant

A new plastic made from plant proteins could replace single-use plastics made from fossil fuels

Sam Waterston with Oceana Demand Plastic-Free Choices VIDEO

Green Living Guy

The post Sam Waterston with Oceana Demand Plastic-Free Choices VIDEO appeared first on Green Living Guy. green living Breaking Green News Clean Water Conservation environmental programs green living news Green News plastic Protect Oceans protect rivers recycle Water

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HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging.

Green Living Guy

HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging, Making Progress Toward Diversity Imperative! The post HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging. Sustainable Impact is HP’s commitment to create positive, lasting change for the planet.

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Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now that China has closed its doors, from January 1, 2018, to (plastic) waste for recycling from Europe (and elsewhere) the countries of Europe are beginning to drown in (plastic) waste and many are now looking for other developing countries, such as Vietnam, to take this waste for recycling, Britain among them. Britain China EU Europe European Union green living plastic Plastic Waste recycling UK waste

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Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

Environmental News Network

BOTTLE Consortium effort develops model that finds sizeable energy and carbon-saving benefits for recycling pet, a common plastic used in bottles, clothing, carpet. Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

EU plastic ban to go into effect July 3

Inhabitant

The ban will end sales of plastic bottles, food containers, cotton swabs and more

Alternatives to Plastic

Green Home Blog

Alternatives to Plastic. Although plastic as we know it was introduced less than 100 years ago it has quickly become a staple in our everyday lives – from light switches to cars to computers, plastics are unavoidable. Unfortunately, this explosion in plastic products has been devastating for our environment. There is also a whole laundry list of toxic chemicals that leak into our air, water, and soil from the manufacturing and disposal of plastics.

Products Rocking Plastic-free Packaging

AGreenLiving

Plenty of popular items people use every day routinely reside… The post Products Rocking Plastic-free Packaging appeared first on Earth911. More: Products Rocking Plastic-free Packaging. Eye shadow. Shampoo. Laundry detergent.

Recycled plastic bag crafts

Green Living Tips

Here's some links to interesting and useful craft items you can make from plastic bags, complete with photos and instructions Handy with knitting needles, a sewing machine or crochet hooks?

Plastic wrap vs. reusable containers

Green Living Tips

What is more environmentally friendly - using plastic wrap or reusable plastic containers? Like so many aspects of going green, the answer depends on a number of factors

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Scientists use bacteria to turn plastic waste into vanilla flavoring

Inhabitant

Scientists have converted plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring using genetically engineered bacteria

Zero waste myths: should we really be avoiding plastic?

Green (Living) Review

Images of ocean plastic pollution are causing so much revulsion that many people are switching to some supposedly more “environmentally friendly” materials to try to reduce their impact. Also, there is plastic and then there is plastic. Single-use plastic, in my opinion, is a bad idea. Plastic vs Paper: It is easy to see how paper bags are seen as and appear to be more environmentally-friendly than plastic ones. It all depends on the plastic.

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Our Plastic Crisis Has Made NIMBYism Global

AGreenLiving

has been exporting its plastic for … The post Our Plastic Crisis Has Made NIMBYism Global appeared first on Earth 911. The rest is here: Our Plastic Crisis Has Made NIMBYism Global. For decades, the U.S.

For Purpose Recycling debuts recycled ocean plastic utility belt

Inhabitant

Each belt funds the prevention of 10 kilograms worth of plastic waste from entering the ocean

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Meejee sets sustainable goals for skincare with less plastic

Inhabitant

The beauty industry is notorious for plastic waste, but Meejee wants to be the solution with its new facial cleansing massager made from recycled plastic

Plastic Bag and Plastic Film Recycling for Beginners

AGreenLiving

Ideally, we should avoid single-use plastic bags and plastic film. … The post Plastic Bag and Plastic Film Recycling for Beginners appeared first on Earth 911. Go here to see the original: Plastic Bag and Plastic Film Recycling for Beginners.

Banana leaves replace plastic packaging in Asian markets

Green Prophet

A Thai supermarket in Chiangmai has devised a brilliant alternative to plastic produce packaging, turning to natural banana leaves and raffia to bundle vegetables. In an interview with VnExpress, a representative from the Lotte Mart chain stated that they are still in the testing phase but plan to replace plastic with leaves nationwide very soon. According to a Vice report, banning or reducing single-use plastic bags in supermarkets is a growing trend in Asia.

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Try Furoshiki, Packaging Without the Plastic

AGreenLiving

Plastic bags are hard to recycle, but in America, they’re also hard to avoid. In… The post Try Furoshiki, Packaging Without the Plastic appeared first on Earth911. The rest is here: Try Furoshiki, Packaging Without the Plastic. Eco Recycle also-hard america bags-are diy earth911 first-on-earth911 furoshiki gift-wrap living & well being packaging-without plastic without-the-plastic