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Tell Congress Not to Stand in the Way of National Parks Going Bottled Water Free!

Tell Congress Not to Stand in the Way of National Parks Going Bottled Water Free! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Laredo Plastic Bag Ban Tossed by Court

Laredo Plastic Bag Ban Tossed by Court | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A state appeals court has struck down a plastic bag ban in Laredo in a high-profile fight over local control that could ultimately impact similar laws in other Texas cities.  
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Better Places For Plastic Than The Ocean

Better Places For Plastic Than The Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here are several ideas on how we can reuse unwanted plastic rather than just throwing it away (because, as we know, there is no ‘away’).
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Keywords: Environment / Ocean

I scooped this post because of my interest in the environment and preservation of our natural resources. I think it should be in everyones interest to preserve the environment to ensure good health for future generations. 
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Oh, the Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go

Oh, the Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This infographic shows where more than 80 percent of ocean plastic comes from and where most of it ends up.
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Plastic Shopping Bags Will Soon Be History Everywhere in Africa. Here's Why...

Plastic Shopping Bags Will Soon Be History Everywhere in Africa. Here's Why... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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How Bad Is Ocean Garbage, Really?

How Bad Is Ocean Garbage, Really? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new paper sifts through past research on marine debris to assess the true extent of the environmental threat.
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Seabirds in High Arctic ingesting more plastic, researcher says

Seabirds in High Arctic ingesting more plastic, researcher says | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers working in the High Arctic are finding more and more plastic in the guts of seabirds. "The Arctic is still thought of as a bit cleaner, a bit less polluted, but we’re still seeing high levels," says PhD candidate Jennifer Provencher.
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Underwater trash is not a treasure

Underwater trash is not a treasure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Earth Day may have passed us by, but you don’t need a dedicated day to take better care of the oceans. Scuba divers certainly appreciate the need to keep the oceans clean. The vibrant marine life and beautiful coral reefs would not be the same if the oceans were scattered …
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Why Trash Prevention is Critical

Why Trash Prevention is Critical | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cars, a makeshift toilet, a full set of golf clubs, a set of false teeth and a pogo stick. These are just some of the unusual items found by volunteer scuba divers who are helping Project AWARE offer a new, underwater view of the problem of trash - much of it plastic - in the ocean.
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Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.
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Too bad a a tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing crash has brought this into the forefront of the news-----it has been here all along!

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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Trailer

for more information on how to get involved theplasticparadise@gmail.com www.plasticparadisemovie.com
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How much longer can this be ignored?

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Top 10 Most Important Items To Recycle

Top 10 Most Important Items To Recycle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here's a list from the National Recycling Coalition of the ten most important items to recycle.
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Rise Above Plastics - Plastics Kill - YouTube

There's some scary creatures in the ocean... none more scary than plastic. http://riseaboveplastics.org
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France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery

France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country's Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the same legislation that also outlawed plastic bags in grocery stores and markets beginning in July. Although plastic bags are forbidden in other countries -- including in some U.S. states -- no country seems to have embraced a plastic ban as sweeping as France's will be.
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Message In A Bottle

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We’re calling for Deposit Return Systems to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our aim is to educate the public, and via our poll and social media actions, to present evidence of public support for this radical system shift to trap plastic in the economy, not the environment.
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Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions

Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine debris is a pervasive problem facing our ocean and Great Lakes. Of all the trash that ends up in these important water bodies, plastics are the most common. This week, we’re exploring the problem of plastics in our ocean and the solutions that are making a difference. To learn more about #OceanPlastics, keep your…
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Battle against plastic bags’ contamination an uphill challenge

Battle against plastic bags’ contamination an uphill challenge | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The adverse impact of plastic bags on the environment and sea life is finally getting some push-back in Canada. On Jan. 1, 2018 Montreal will become th
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The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health

The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | 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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