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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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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