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Reef Cubes: The Plastic-Free Blocks Helping to Save the Oceans

Reef Cubes: The Plastic-Free Blocks Helping to Save the Oceans

Artificial reefs are vital for protecting offshore wind farms from tidal erosion. But the plastic-based reefs can also be detrimental to the ocean. One company is working to reduce the amount of plastic present...
The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

On a Tuesday morning in late June, a ship pulled into Pier 29 in Honolulu from the largest-ever ocean plastic clean-up. The Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI), a Sausalito, California-based ocean conservation nonprofit, collected 103 tons...
Glastonbury Festival Is Building a Stage From Ocean Plastic

Glastonbury Festival Is Building a Stage From Ocean Plastic

An arena at this year's Glastonbury Festival will be made from reclaimed ocean plastic. The five-day festival returns to Pilton, Somerset each year, known for featuring some of music's biggest names and aspiring stars....
Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Ditching a single-use plastic straw from your drink is one of the easiest ways to make a positive change for the environment, but should you cut the plastic promotion from your phone too? According to...

Iceland Will Be World’s First Plastic-Free Supermarket By 2023

UK supermarket chain Iceland will trial plastic-free produce in a bid to reduce ocean plastic pollution. The retailer aims to eliminate plastic completely from its own-brand products by 2023. The trial will launch at the...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Bacardi Campaign to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws By 2020

Environmental activist and Acadamy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio gave his support to a new campaign by spirits brand Bacardi that targets ocean plastic pollution. Called "#TheFutureDoesntSuck," the goal of the campaign is to remove one billion single-use plastic...
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UK Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Beauty Products Now in Effect

The UK's ban on plastic microbeads in beauty products went into effect earlier this week. The ban was announced in January, giving manufacturers six months to remove the tiny bits of plastic used as abrasives...

American Express Launches Credit Cards Made With Marine Debris to Raise Awareness on Plastic...

American Express will soon launch credit cards made from plastic found in the ocean. In collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization working to fight plastic pollution in the ocean, American Express intends...