Earth Day 2018: Ending Plastic Pollution

Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day This year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution“. Read more here from EarthDay.org > The threat of plastic pollution has never been so alarming. With recent research proving the existence of plastic particles in our food chain; and reports showing massive islands of plastic forming in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean (as recent examples), we have come to a new realization of the environmental damages we continue to cause. Reversing this damage is difficult and will take a long time. Fundamental changes have to be implemented which require comprehensive education and action from ordinary citizens and governments. Extensive research & development, funding, and partnerships Read Full Blog Post >

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Achieving Sustainability through Innovation & Technology

United Nations Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit March 5, 2018 – New York City, NY The Disruptive Factory is proud to be joining forces with Impact Leadership 21 and the Foundation for the Support of the United Nation (FSUN) in this year’s Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit on March 5th 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. With this year’s theme – “Impact Convergence 3.0 Leveraging Partnership for Sustainable Development” – the partners and organizers are determined to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by bringing together the private and business sector for the most innovative, inclusive and diverse ideas. The Disruptive Factory and its Read Full Blog Post >

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These Bold Ideas Aim To Make Plastic Waste A Thing Of The Past

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ben Schiller is a New York staff writer for Fast Company. Previously, he edited a European management magazine and was a reporter in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. More Full Cycle Bioplastics is currently working with the Disruptive Factory The winners of a recent contest hosted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation all start with one fundamental concept: We can–and must–replace non-recyclable materials on the market with biodegradable alternatives. When the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its New Plastics Economy initiative two years ago, it made a dark, headline-grabbing prediction. It said if nothing is done to arrest the rate at which plastic is entering the oceans, those oceans Read Full Blog Post >

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Best of America (93108fund)

Earlier this week, I was in Montecito, Calif., helping a friend raise awareness and money for his community. It was about three weeks after the early morning of Jan. 9 when a sudden rainstorm unleashed devastating early-morning flooding on the coastal community in Santa Barbara County. In minutes, 18 people died and dozens of homes were destroyed. Since then, most of us have returned to our lives. But that’s not the case in Montecito, where the flooding was the second major disaster in months. Late last year, the Thomas Fire, the largest wildlife in California’s history, burned the hills above Montecito, wiping out the trees and vegetation which normally would Read Full Blog Post >

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