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Ocean Cleaning Device Succeeds in Removing Plastic for the First Time – EcoWatch

Ocean Cleaning Device Succeeds in Removing Plastic for the First Time – EcoWatch Jordan Davidson Oct. 03, 2019 12:11PM EST Enlarge this image Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 was towed out of the San Francisco Bay on Sept. 8, 2018. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images  An enormous floating device designed by Dutch scientists for the non-profit Ocean Cleanup […]

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New Study Finds Plastic In 50 Dead Whales, Dolphins, Seals

New Study Finds Plastic In 50 Dead Whales, Dolphins, Seals Activists called the findings “ominous.” By Kate Bratskeir Frazer Hodgkins and CSIP Researchers studying dozens of beached marine mammals, including dolphins, found plastic inside all of them. Here’s more evidence that plastic waste is pervasive in our oceans. Researchers studying plastic debris discovered inside the

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GOOD NEWS: Scientists Accidentally Create “Mutant” Enzyme That Eats Plastic

Every minute, one million plastic bottles are sold globally, but only a mere 14% get recycled. Plastics pollution is so widespread that it has even been found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. Scientists Accidentally Create “Mutant” Enzyme That Eats Plastic The enzyme starts breaking down plastic within days by Mike

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EcoWatch: 10 Worst Plastic Polluting Companies Found by Global Cleanups

EcoWatch. “By continuing to churn out problematic and unrecyclable throwaway plastic packaging for their products, these companies are guilty of trashing the planet on a massive scale. It’s time they own up and stop shifting the blame to citizens for their wasteful and polluting products.” EcoWatch: 10 Worst Plastic Polluting Companies Found by Global Cleanups 

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99 Percent of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades

99 Percent of Seabirds Will Have Plastic in Their Guts Within Decades https://www.alternet.org/environment/ninety-nine-percent-seabirds-will-have-plastic-their-guts-within-decades Most plastic is tossed after minutes of use, but its impact on wildlife and the environment can last for centuries. By Lorraine Chow / Independent Media Institute October 1, 2018, 9:55 PM GMT  The world’s plastic problem may seem vast and incalculable,

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PEW TRUST: 9 Startling Facts About Plastics in the Ocean

9 Startling Facts About Plastics in the Ocean        Share Twitter Facebook Google + LinkedIn Email Print Read Mode Table of Contents 9 Startling Facts About Plastics in the Ocean Getty Images Up to 13 million tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year, threatening marine ecosystems and the people who depend on them. Global

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