‘4Ocean’ Gathers 4.7 Million Pounds Of Ocean Trash And Continues To Make History

June 19, 2019

Four years ago, two young surfers went on a post-college trip to Bali — to find relief in the comforting waves of Indonesian water. But instead of playing along the …

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Fishing For Trash: One Father-Son Idea To Start A New Sport For Environmental Cleanup

May 14, 2019

Trash fishing, Tom Nardone explains, is a pretty simple exercise. “It’s like regular fishing, only we’re fishing for trash,” he said. Fair enough. The “we” in this case is Nardone …

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Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to $2.5tn a year

April 4, 2019

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans costs society billions of dollars every year in damaged and lost resources, research has found. Fisheries, aquaculture, recreational activities and global wellbeing are all …

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Stunned walker finds 60-year-old plastic bottle washed on up beach

March 21, 2019

A 60-year-old plastic washing-up liquid bottle has been found washed up on the beach. Stephen Fox was “dismayed” to find the weathered Doby bottle washed up on Brean beach near …

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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

March 18, 2019

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and …

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Draft UK law seeks to create Committee on Plastic Pollution

February 25, 2019

A draft UK law that would sets a legal framework for ending single-use plastic pollution by 2042 is set for its first reading in the House of Commons later today, …

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Scheme to tackle plastic pollution in Darlington

February 24, 2019

Plastic pollution is being tackled in Darlington thanks to a scheme allowing people to top up their refillable water bottles in businesses and community venues free of charge. Darlington Borough …

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Plastic pollution: San Francisco Bay cleanup focuses on roadway trash

February 22, 2019

As cities around the United States grapple with waterways choked by plastic, leaders in Northern California are taking aggressive action to keep garbage out of San Francisco Bay — by …

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The distraction of plastic pollution

February 22, 2019

By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC’s Blue Planet II series, …

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