Eco-friendly with a social impact. Reducing poverty & plastic pollution by making plastic waste a currency. A triple bottom line social enterprise. The Plastic Bank creates recycled social plastic for sustainable brands to provide ethical eco-friendly products that stop plastic waste from entering the ocean by collecting it before it becomes marine debris. Corporations who create the best ECO Friendly friendly products with ethical options and genuine social impact goals can use Social Plastic as part of their CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility - Initiatives. Green consumers are looking for sustainable products made from recycled materials. We go beyond basic sustainability by giving ethical brands the opportunity to add social impact by improving peoples lives in developing countries. Members of other social good movements such as organic, vegan, climate change, and buy local can add Social Plastic purchases to the times that they require products made from recycled plastic. Social Entrepreneurs David Katz and Shaun Frankson founded the Plastic Bank by recruiting recycling & social impact experts from around the globe.
A new toy craze has been sweeping the world: loom bands. Recent reports have suggested that the tiny plastic items signal a looming environmental catastrophe. Experts aren't so sure - DW examines the claims.
Southern California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach, according to a new NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study.
Researchers from Canada's University of Western Ontario made a stunning discovery recently on a Hawaii beach, where they found that plastic garbage thrown out by people who were camping or fishing is melding with volcanic rock, beach sand, seashells and corals to form what they call 'plastiglomerates'.
COMPLETE GARBAGE "We made these shoes out of 100 percent rubbish found on U.K. shoes," one poster proclaims. "And we could make a whole lot more." Another declares that the same plastics developed during our grandparents' time will likely outlive our grandchildren. A pixelated pastiche of Nike's ...
SACRAMENTO — For the fifth time in seven years, the Legislature on Monday defeated a bill to implement a statewide ban on the plastic bags distributed by the billions in California grocery stores and pharmacies.
Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health
By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads in personal care products, cosmetics, food additives (human and agricultural), and all consumer products wherever they are used as additive that can enter our environment.
The measures and timetables of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS) in December 2013, became binding on 8 July 2014.
It is estimated that as many as 5.6 trillion used-cigarettes, or 766,571 metric tons, are deposited into the environment worldwide every year. That’s a lot of litter, especially when it takes 18 months to 10 years for cigarette filters to degrade! However, these butts may have a newly discovered second use as a group ofRead More
Photo by Stefan. A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. Presenting their findings today, 5 August 2014, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology, the researchers have demonstrated...