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Skip The Plastic Straw PLEASE! - Water Liberty | Love Your Water

Skip The Plastic Straw PLEASE! - Water Liberty | Love Your Water | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
It’s light, simple, and super convenient. You use it once and then toss away. Then the next time you need it, you’d take another one and chuc
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Compostable and edible packaging: the companies waging war on plastic

Compostable and edible packaging: the companies waging war on plastic | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
A new generation of manufacturers and scientists is working to tackle the global plastic waste crisis head on
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Here’s What Happens When Marine Animals Eat Plastic – and Why You Should Care

Here’s What Happens When Marine Animals Eat Plastic – and Why You Should Care | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
700 marine species are currently threatened with extinction due to the risk of ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic waste.
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Two Carmel High students uncover a golf ball conundrum.

Two Carmel High students uncover a golf ball conundrum. | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Toward the one-minute mark of the YouTube video “For the Ocean,” a scene shows the seafloor off of Pebble Beach. Beneath the swaying seaweed, hundreds of golf balls are nestled
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Disposable straws

Disposable straws | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Trigger warning: blood and animal harm. I've participated in my share of garbage cleanups around my home town. Canada's winters will hide a host of detritus to be revealed by meltwaters come spring. Even in a place far from the sea like Ottawa, I am very aware of where all this roadside plastic will end up…
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Straws, the next plastic bag...

Straws, the next plastic bag... | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
September seems to be straw awareness month, as the online buzz brings an awareness factor of how we are not thinking about th
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Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch
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Plastic waste dumped in UK seas 'carried to Arctic within two years'

Plastic waste dumped in UK seas 'carried to Arctic within two years' | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Analysis shows most UK plastic ends up in the Arctic, where it does ‘extreme harm’ to the fragile polar environment
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Plastic Soup Foundation

Plastic Soup Foundation | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
More and more plastic waste is ending up in our oceans and seas. Due to the effect of weathering and wave action, this plastic reduces to smaller particles.
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Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem

Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
UN’s top environmental scientist warns bottles and bags do not break down easily and sink, as report highlights the ubiquity of plastic debris in oceans
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Sustainable Straws

Sustainable Straws | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of single-use plastic straws get washed up on the shores of our beautiful green earth – polluting the environment, eaten by wildlife, and consequently finding their way into our food chain.
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Illegal fishing threatens Easter Island’s natural resources

Illegal fishing threatens Easter Island’s natural resources | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Boats fishing illegally are depleting fish stocks around Easter Island and releasing large amounts of plastic debris, according to conservationists and community members.
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How to banish plastic straws from your life forever

How to banish plastic straws from your life forever | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
You'll never need another plastic straw after you read this.
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7 things that will SHOCK you about plastic

7 things that will SHOCK you about plastic | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Under the Ocean has searched far and wide to compile what we think are not just any facts, but a list of 7 things we think will really shock you about plastic. 1. 93% of Americans over the age of 6 test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical) 2. Plastic production uses eight percent of…
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[NextGen Eco Initiative] Go Green with #1LessStraw

[NextGen Eco Initiative] Go Green with #1LessStraw | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Join the go green initiative One Less Straw by American teens Olivia & Crater who want to reduce carbon footprint starting with small steps we can all do.
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Break-up with Plastic: This relationship will only give you pain!

Break-up with Plastic: This relationship will only give you pain! | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
We're all acutely aware of Plastic Pollution but continue using it everyday! Read it's ill effects on water bodies- another reason to break up with plastic!
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Researchers Find Fish Eat Toxic Plastic Microbeads - The Daily Catch

Researchers Find Fish Eat Toxic Plastic Microbeads - The Daily Catch | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Toxins absorbed into microbeads have been found in fish tissue and researchers fear they could be making it onto our dinner plates.
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Plastic Chemicals From Ocean 'In Food Chain'

Plastic Chemicals From Ocean 'In Food Chain' | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Experts are warning that humans "have the most to lose" from the manmade, toxic pollutants that marine life are being exposed to.
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The False Promise Of Biodegradable Plastics

The False Promise Of Biodegradable Plastics | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
The ocean is littered with plastics that consumers thought break down in the environment, says the UN.
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Olivia had the opportunity yesterday to ask a question 'live' of the NOAA scientists aboard the OKEANOS Explorer 2016 about the prevalence of plastic pollution at 4,000 meters below the surface and they confirmed they are seeing more and more plastic trash.
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80% of Ocean Plastic Comes From Land-Based Sources, New Report Finds

80% of Ocean Plastic Comes From Land-Based Sources, New Report Finds | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
More than 80 percent of the annual input of plastic litter in oceans comes from land-based sources. Microplastics, such as microbeads, fibers or pellets
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The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health

The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today.
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Aussie Woman Rocks the Supermarket Trolley to Protect the Ocean - The Daily Catch

Aussie Woman Rocks the Supermarket Trolley to Protect the Ocean - The Daily Catch | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Picking up rubbish is admirable, but what if we stopped using single use plastic? The problem needed to be intercepted ‘upstream,’ before it reache
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