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TOP 10 WEIRDEST FINDS FROM OCEAN CLEAN UPS AROUND THE WORLD

TOP 10 WEIRDEST FINDS FROM OCEAN CLEAN UPS AROUND THE WORLD

In a yearend report, International Coastal Cleanup records their weirdest finds in shores around the world. Some items are specific to a certain country and some are quite universal. Here are the Top 10 unexpected things you would find in a sea shore. #10 260 Tea Cups In the shores of...

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BUILDING WITH WASTE: INTERLOCKING BRICKS MADE FROM WASTE PLASTIC

BUILDING WITH WASTE: INTERLOCKING BRICKS MADE FROM WASTE PLASTIC

Single use plastics now have a new, lasting and meaningful purpose. They can be used to build houses at a cheaper cost. Architects are Conscious Design have invented an interlocking bricks system. The Dutch architectural firm co-founder Frans Taminiau and Rushabh Chheda designed building blocks that can be stacked in a...

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HOW EDIBLE WATER BOTTLES ARE MADE

HOW EDIBLE WATER BOTTLES ARE MADE

In the US alone 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second. A single plastic bottle takes at least 300 years to break down. This is why companies like Nopla are working on inventing alternatives to plastic water bottles. Notpla uses brown seaweeds harvested from the ocean. These are made...

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FRESH PRODUCE GROWN ON GROCERY STORE ROOFTOPS

FRESH PRODUCE GROWN ON GROCERY STORE ROOFTOPS

A grocery store in Belgium sells fresh product only hours after it was harvested. How is this possible? It's because the grocery store grows them on their rooftop! This urban garden on the store's rooftop is a 360 square meter plot of beautiful tomatoes, lettuces and strawberries. After harvest, it's...

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THE EASIEST FIRST 3 STEPS TO REDUCING PLASTIC WASTE

THE EASIEST FIRST 3 STEPS TO REDUCING PLASTIC WASTE

One of the easiest ways to reduce plastic waste is to avoid buying plastic products in the first place. Little do we know that a lot of our household waste comes from one particular part of the house- our bathroom. Bathroom necessities create household plastic waste that mostly end up...

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THE TRIGGER TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE ACCORDING TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

THE TRIGGER TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE ACCORDING TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Completely going plastic-free is a daunting thought to many. Convincing others to start reducing plastic waste may be even more difficult. Behavioral economists who study consumer behavior suggest using the EAST framework to trigger behavior change. This acronym means Easy, Attractive, Timely, Social. So whatever the action required to make...

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Minimal Plastic Living: What Does it Mean?

Minimal Plastic Living: What Does it Mean?

What is minimal plastic living and why zero waste is a myth for 'regular' people. We may be familiar with this photo of 3 years worth of garbage from a person who has gone 'zero-waste'.  It's admirable to go zero waste but it's not the only way to help. Some...

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EDIBLE WATER BOTTLES THAT HEAL OUR OCEANS

EDIBLE WATER BOTTLES THAT HEAL OUR OCEANS

In the US alone 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second. A single plastic bottle takes at least 300 years to break down. This is why companies like Notpla are working on inventing alternatives to plastic water bottles. Notpla uses brown seaweeds harvested from the ocean. These are made...

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STRUGGLING COUNTRIES TURN PLASTIC WASTE TO FACE MASKS FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC

STRUGGLING COUNTRIES TURN PLASTIC WASTE TO FACE MASKS FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Like many countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is struggling with resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer school teachers in the Philippines turned used plastic water bottles to makeshift face masks. These masks are used in hospitals by brave medical front-liners helping others in their battle against the dreaded virus. Non-military...

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REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS: DO I REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS: DO I REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Have you ever wondered what the impact of using reusable bags in the grocery store is and do we make a difference when we do? We wondered the same so we've looked into it for you. Producing 1 plastic bag has a tiny environmental impact but when a lot of...

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Three Ways Living Minimally Reduces Plastic Waste

Three Ways Living Minimally Reduces Plastic Waste

Minimalist living naturally helps reduce your plastic waste. Living minimally is not simply about buying less. It's more about being more mindful of how we consume and rethinking what really matters in our lives. Most people discover that what really matters is not tangible material things. They discover that meaningful...

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Plastic Bags Turned to 'Rocking Bench' Furniture

Plastic Bags Turned to 'Rocking Bench' Furniture

Design firm 'The New Raw' based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has designed XXX bench seats made from waste plastic bags. Designers point out one major flaw of plastic: the plastic material is designed to last forever but the things that are made from it are only used sometimes for as short...

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