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Here are the companies that are the world’s top plastic polluters

“Real solutions must change systems and power structures.” Welcome To The Resistance… You will start receiving NationofChange to your inbox shortly. Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the world’s top polluters, says a new report from environmental coalition Break Free From Plastic. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world took part in a massive global […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

I: THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION This unprecedented plastic waste tide appears as vast as the ocean, as ungraspable as the unfathomable mass of microscopic plastic fragments present at sea, transported by winds and currents, yet, ultimately, the plastic tide can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – MAGNITUDE SCOPE EXTENT

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – MAGNITUDE SCOPE EXTENT

I: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE: MAGNITUDE, SCOPE, EXTENT A full understanding of the magnitude and scope of this plastic pollution starts with clear definitions as to what and why it is happening. Thus, we will define the notions of marine debris, gyres, and oceanic garbage patches, or giant floating marine debris field, as first discovered […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE – INTRODUCTION

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE – INTRODUCTION

By Claire Le Guern Last updated in March 2018. INTRODUCTION The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling […]

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

BANGUN, Indonesia (AFP) — His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children’s education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom. Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the […]

Micro Plastics Global Hazard

Micro Plastics Global Hazard Post From The Final Wake Up Call By Peter B Meyer Potential Risk To The Human Population Global Quantity And Weight Of Floating Plastics, Lacking Data Microplastics Often Cannot Be Seen With Naked Eye Billions Of People Are Drinking Water Contaminated With Plastic Particles The Solution Hazardous Waste Has The Potential […]

How plastic pollution ends up in the oceans

How plastic pollution ends up in the oceans

by Rodexo June 25, 2019 Plastic can take centuries to break down, and instead of quietly disappearing beneath the waves, it has a way of coming back to haunt us. Almost 1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes were among more than 400 million pieces of plastic recently found washed up on a remote group of […]

We Totally Missed Most of The Plastic Pollution in The Ocean, Study Reveals

We Totally Missed Most of The Plastic Pollution in The Ocean, Study Reveals

Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Turkey (Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty) ENVIRONMENT AYLIN WOODWARD, BUSINESS INSIDER 7 JUN 2019 On average, 8.8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. The maximum amount could be closer to 14 million tons – about the weight of 2 million elephants. Most plastics take hundreds […]

 
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