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Heineken Says Goodbye to Pesky Plastic Rings: Ocean Gives Thanks

Heineken Says Goodbye to Pesky Plastic Rings: Ocean Gives Thanks

Heineken, a 150-year old Dutch brewery has taken a bold step by completely ditching plastic shrink wraps and plastic rings for multi-packs. As the second-largest supplier of beer in the world, this will definitely have an impact on the reduction of plastic to ends up in landfills and oceans. Plastic...

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3 MUSEUM-WORTHY WASTE ART

3 MUSEUM-WORTHY WASTE ART

When we think about waste, we usually think of nasty, useless dirt. But thankfully, there are creative human beings that can see it other than that. We might be surprised by the beautiful things that can be created from these 'garbage'. Here are 3 of the more extreme examples of...

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HOW DRIFTWOOD ARTISTS TURN WASTE TO ART

HOW DRIFTWOOD ARTISTS TURN WASTE TO ART

Driftwood sculptures are made from wood that drift from beaches, riverbanks. These pieces are usually large and can obstruct waterways. But because of their size, variety in texture and color, it becomes difficult for most to use. However, it is the perfect wood for driftwood artists who turn these to...

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PLASTICS FROM CLOTHING AND HOW WE CAN HELP REDUCE IT

PLASTICS FROM CLOTHING AND HOW WE CAN HELP REDUCE IT

It may not seem like it, but our clothes are increasingly becoming more... plastic.60% of the clothing in the world are made of Polyester, nylon, acrylic or other form of synthetic fibers.These 'plastic fabrics' are great for their intented purpose and much cheaper to manufacture.But whenever they are washed, parts...

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3 WIDELY USED PLASTIC FREE DISPOSABLES IN THE WORLD

3 WIDELY USED PLASTIC FREE DISPOSABLES IN THE WORLD

A lot of our plastic waste in the world comes from single use disposables. But if we take a deeper look around the world, many cultures are adapting zero waste disposables. Here are the top 3. 1. In Vietnam, clever farmers have taken grass that grow in shallow river waters...

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FISHING FOR PLASTIC IN THE GREAT PACIFIC PATCH

FISHING FOR PLASTIC IN THE GREAT PACIFIC PATCH

Heard about the ocean cleanup? In 2013, the attempt to clean massive patches of plastic in the ocean officially began. Just recently, Mission One from the Great Pacific Patch was completed and the first 'plastic catch' reached the shores of Vancouver, Canada. The next great step is to create 'something'...

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Tunisia to abolish single-use plastic bags starting in March, full ban in 2021

Tunisia to abolish single-use plastic bags starting in March, full ban in 2021

Tunisia will ban single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and pharmacies starting next month, before phasing them out completely in 2021, its government has announced. The first stage of the policy will be implemented on 1 March, when stores will stop issuing plastic bags, according to the ministry of local affairs and environment....

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Remember Captain Planet's Elements?

Remember Captain Planet's Elements?

I think some of us remember Captain Planet. For those who don't know him, he is a superhero that leads ]the Planeteers of a TV show in the 90's. Captain Planet has super powers that help him fight environmental crime and pollution is his weakness. The elements that are used...

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See Plastic? Don’t Fret! Follow this Flow Chart & Find Out What to Do

See Plastic? Don’t Fret! Follow this Flow Chart & Find Out What to Do

Have you had that slight panic attack when you encounter plastic when you’ve just vowed to reduce your plastic waste? It’s been bugging me for quite some time now. If you need a more elementary level guidance (like I did), you might benefit from my ‘Plastic Encounter Flow Chart’.   You’ll...

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The Three Cardinal Rules for a Painless Plastic Free Journey

The Three Cardinal Rules for a Painless Plastic Free Journey

When I first heard of the phrase ‘plastic free’, I thought it meant absolutely.zero.plastic.I realized later on that aiming for that meant setting myself up to fail. It is nearly impossible to be 100% plastic free in our modern world. Plastic has its place in our world (like in healthcare/medicine)...

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McDonald’s Is Testing Out Plastic-Free Restaurants in Germany and Canada

McDonald’s Is Testing Out Plastic-Free Restaurants in Germany and Canada

The public pressure on corporations to adopt sustainable practices grows stronger by the day, but there’s no manual on how exactly they should do it. To give itself some room to experiment before committing to a global roll-out, McDonald’s is testing out plastic-free restaurants in Germany and Canada. Food & Wine reports that the...

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Today’s special: Grilled salmon laced with plastic

Today’s special: Grilled salmon laced with plastic

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested...

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