Trash along Harrisburg’s 3rd Street is building in storm water assets

February 12, 2020

Excessive amounts of garbage have been collecting in storm water assets along 3rd Street. “This was all full of trash, not just from a day or so,” said Elizabeth Hall, a resident of the Midtown area. “There is no reason why, once a week, they can’t come here with a crew and pick up the …

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Ocean Conservancy Continues The Fight Against Plastic Waste With A Pledge To Quit The Cutlery Campaign

February 11, 2020

People are fed up with plastic. They’re refusing plastic straws, bringing their own grocery bags and carrying reusable water bottles. And now Ocean Conservancy is joining the growing chorus against plastic waste by asking people to Pledge to Quit the Cutlery. Single use plastic forks, knives and spoons do not get recycled even when you …

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The Guys Who Sell Ocean Plastic Bracelets Are Closing in on 8 Million Pounds of Waste Pulled From the Sea

February 4, 2020

If you’ve ever liked or supported a page on Facebook that has to do with plastic pollution, you may have seen an advertisement for a $20 dollar bracelet made of plastic yanked from the ocean. 4ocean removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans per bracelet purchased, and after a long almost 3 year …

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More plastic than fish? Business leader and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt talks ocean health at U of T event

December 9, 2019

By 2050, there could be more plastic in the world’s oceans by weight than fish. This was just one of many shocking statistics philanthropist Wendy Schmidt presented at a recent University of Toronto School of the Environment lecture titled “What We Don’t Know About the Oceans Can Kill Us.” “I’m worried that growing populations are …

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Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

December 9, 2019

A new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries has been launched today (5 December) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Initial funding for the project is from the Government of Norway. Plastic litter in the oceans is …

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Artists create gallery show from trash

September 30, 2019

In the right-hand corner of the Astoria Visual Arts gallery, out of an arrangement of abandoned Styrofoam and a jumble of microplastic, tiny green plants grow. They’re surrounded by trash — thick metal rods weave among them, a massive, rotting fishing net hangs from above, a plastic, flesh-colored hand protrudes from below. But still, they …

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Join #TeamOcean During the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup

September 18, 2019

The International Coastal Cleanup is just around the corner and we are grabbing our gloves, suiting up, and heading out to clean up our beaches, Great Lakes, and waterways. This annual event, hosted by the Ocean Conservancy and supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), works to bring people together from across the globe …

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Young, Bonamici Unveil Next Step to Remove, Prevent Marine Pollution

July 29, 2019

Last week, Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Co-Chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, introduced legislation to strengthen efforts to remove and prevent marine debris. Every minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our ocean. According to the United Nations, that is more than eight million metric …

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Big Manistee River Clean Up brings in over 200 pounds of trash

July 24, 2019

The Michigan United Conservation Clubs, in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto, hosted the fifth annual Big Manistee River Clean Up in the Huron-Manistee National Forests on Saturday. More than four dozen anglers, paddlers and boaters volunteered at the High Bridge Boat Launch near Brethren to help maintain the “wild and scenic” section of the Manistee River. …

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Grants available for water pollution projects in Nevada

July 23, 2019

Nevada’s Environmental Protection Division is offering about $1 million in grants for projects to prevent or control non-point source water pollution. Non-point source pollution occurs when rain, snow melt or irrigation water flows over developed land, picking up contaminants such as oil, sediment, pesticides and other substances, after which that water makes it into waterways. …

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