“California is Righting the Ship” With SB54, Leading U.S. Out of Ocean Plastic Pollution Crisis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:35:08 +0000

Ocean Conservancy scientists estimate that newly passed California law will eliminate 23 million tons of plastics in the next 10 years — equivalent to 26 times the weight of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Q&A With Bevi CEO Sean Grundy

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 21:15:18 +0000

BEVI waterBevi is a company that is focused on reducing the number of plastic bottles consumers use when drinking water. It has two products aimed at helping with this. CEO Sean Grundy took the time to answer a few questions about Bevi, its mission, and its products for CleanTechnica. Q&A With Sean Grundy CleanTechnica: What inspired […]

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NREL Calculates Lost Value of Landfilled Plastic in U.S.A.

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 23:51:37 +0000

With mountains of plastic waste piling up in landfills and scientists estimating that there will be more plastics by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050, the growing environmental challenge presented to the world by plastics is well understood. What is less well understood by the scientific community is the lost energy opportunity. In […]

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Can The New Global Treaty End Plastic Pollution?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 17:05:03 +0000

plastic pollutionCan promoting sustainable design of products and materials so that they can be reused, remanufactured, or recycled and retained in the economy help to solve the global plastics problem? How is the plastics manufacturing industry responding to potential moratoriums?

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The UN Is Finally, Maybe, Doing Something About Plastic Pollution

Credit to Author: Jamie Leventhal| Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 13:46:49 GMT

About 10 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year—the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic every minute. A new UN treaty is trying to fight that.

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Ghost fishing gear, 'snowdrifts' of foam major hurdles in ocean cleanup: B.C. government report

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:57:35 +0000

Fishing nets, buoy balls, plastic net bags, oyster trays, and long lines are just some of the marine debris choking wildlife and breaking down to micro plastics in the ocean. So what can B.C. do about it?

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