plastic pollution

Historic ‘Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act’ to Address the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Organic Consumers Association: What if Nestlé and Coke had to clean up their own plastic pollution? “Global plastic production is drowning humanity in 335 million tons of plastic annually, and it’s still rising, projected to more than TRIPLE by 2050. This will account for 20 percent of all fossil fuels consumed. We have less than […]

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Texas judge approves historic settlement agreement in water pollution case | The Texas Tribune

“Having the $50 million settlement go to local environmental projects feels like justice,” Wilson said in a statement. “Formosa polluted Lavaca Bay and nearby waterways for years. Now it will pay for strong community projects that will improve the health and welfare of our waterways and beaches.” Texas judge approves historic settlement agreement in water

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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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Daily Beast: How to Convert Earth’s Plastic Pandemic Into Fuel

From housing materials to fuel….“They have discovered that breaking down plastic into fuel is just as simple a process. They took waste plastic—water bottles, milk bottles, and plastic bags—and put it side-by-side with their biomass carbon catalyst inside their reactor. Then they replaced the oxygen inside with nitrogen and applied heat. The heat decomposed the

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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

SEE WWW ARTiCLE ON Plastic waste being made into ecologically friendly houses in western Mexico Last year, the equivalent of 68,000 shipping containers of American plastic recycling were exported from the US to developing countries that mismanage more than 70{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of their own plastic waste. The newest hotspots for handling US plastic recycling are some of

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Plastic waste being made into ecologically friendly houses in western Mexico

“He added that although “plastic wood” is made of plastics the material does not heat up quickly, and thus the walls of a plastic wood home help maintain a comfortable temperature inside, which avoids the excessive use of fans or air conditioning, thus saving on electricity costs and reducing the production of greenhouse gases. A

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