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Plastics 101: Blue Economy Opportunities and Considerations to Reduce Ocean Plastics
This Philippines startup is making coolers out of coconuts
Scientists Turn Bioplastic Into Fertilizer
In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks
Manta rays inspire new device to filter microplastics
This UK football club is trialling edible coffee cups
Watch these robots clean up a beach
New Recyclable Shrink-Sleeve Label Appeals to Brand Owners and Consumers
Microbes in cow stomach can break down plastic
Parabolic Floating Device to Collect Ocean Plastic
Bio-based and biodegradable nets could be the solution to 'ghost nets' jeopardizing sea life
A 'Bubble Barrier' is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea
Tipping the scales? Briton develops fish waste 'plastic'
New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem
Scientists Turn Plastic Bottles Into Vanilla Flavoring
App predicts where plastic waste will collect
Kenyan Engineer Recycles Plastic Into Bricks Stronger Than Concrete
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
MARLIT, artificial intelligence against marine litter
Plastic pollution on course to double by 2030
6 reasons to blame plastic pollution for climate change
How plastic and chemical pollution contribute to the climate crisis
Nearly 29,000 Tons of COVID Plastic Now Floats in the Oceans, Study Finds
Maui Launches Stainless-Steel, Zero-Waste To-Go Container Program
These Maldives islanders once saw sharks as the threat. Now they fear the plastic
People want to do right by nature. They just need a nudge, study shows
Research reveals how much plastic debris is currently floating in the Mediterranean Sea
Spain to Ban Plastic Wrap for Fruits and Veggies
Investing in plastic waste can reap rich rewards
We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots
What Is the Environmental Cost of Bottled Water?
This is how New Zealand is tackling plastic pollution
Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones - new research
If We Want to Fix the Plastic Waste Crisis, We Need to Fix Our Data
How a 'trash-to-treasure' mentality can change plastic waste
Can We Fix Recycling? Some Companies Are Trying
From Pollution to Performance Wear: Fair-Trade Clothes Made From 100% Ocean Plastic
Covid-19 worsened the single-use plastics problem. Here’s why it could also fuel solutions
Innovations in reusable packaging need a playbook. Here's why
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
Life in plastic: The journey of plastic from origin to ocean
Hidden Microplastics in the Fabrics of our Lives
Breathing life into plastic waste
How to boost collaboration to curb plastic pollution in emerging markets
Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter
This architecture firm makes houses from plastic in the seas
Plastic Pollution Raises Beach Temperatures, Threatening Marine Life, Study Finds
Conservationists urge regulation to cut plastic pollution as voluntary scheme launches
Decoding Ocean Plastic for Brands: Small Details, Big Impacts
Better product design and recycling can curb plastic waste
The Recycling Industry in America Is Broken
4 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution
Eliminating microplastics in wastewater directly at the source
Sir David Attenborough Backs New Tech That Can Recycle All Plastics
New surveys reveal heightened concern about ocean pollution
Plastic pollution disproportionately hitting marginalized groups, UN environment report finds
Could plastic roads make for a smoother ride?
Artificial intelligence software detects ocean plastics from the air
The future of the plastics industry is green
U.S. Continues to Ship Illegal Plastic Waste to Developing Countries
Plastic bags recycled into fabric to fight pollution
Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?
6 environmental documentaries we all need to see
How Paving with Plastic Could Make a Dent in the Global Waste Problem
California Lawmakers Propose Package of New Laws Tackling Plastic Waste Reduction
New algorithm can analyse plastic pollution in the ocean
How Can Governments and Economies Prevent Ghost Gear?
5 Not-So-Fun Facts About Plastics in the Arctic
As Plastic Pollution in Rivers Gets Worse, Species Are Increasingly Living on Litter
Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle
Is It Possible to Forever Rid the World of Single-Use Plastic Bags?
MARLIT, an artificial intelligence-based app to study floating marine macro-litter
How can investors help create a plastics economy that works? Event roundup
Recycling Myth of the Month: Plastic waste is not just a 'developing country problem'
Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally
New Plastics Economy report offers blueprint to design a circular future for plastics
Bold solutions needed to end marine plastic pollution
Progress on circular economy required to address plastic pollution
Blue Vision? Progress by the G20 on marine plastic pollution
The Plastic Pandemic
Repurposed: Adding value to aquaculture via recycling
New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries
550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis With Eight Executive Actions
Seaweed based feed could see methane emissions from cows reduced
Global Treaty on Plastic Pollution Gains Momentum
IUCN Issues Brief: Marine plastics
Why Plastic Pollution Is a Producer Responsibility
From Pollution to Solution: a global assessment of marine litter and plastic pollution
Plastic waste release caused by COVID-19 and its fate in the global ocean
Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate – new research
The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change
Modeling the Pathways and Accumulation Patterns of Micro- and Macro-Plastics in the Mediterranean
Paint particles in the marine environment
Global assessment of innovative solutions to tackle marine litter
Toward the Detection and Imaging of Ocean Microplastics With a Spaceborne Radar
Together Is Better: The Rumen Microbial Community as Biological Toolbox for Degradation of Synthetic Polyesters
Ocean Plastic: What You Need to Know
Plastic ingestion by marine fish is widespread and increasing
3,000 Shipping Containers Fell Into the Pacific Ocean Last Winter
Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful?
Anthropogenic pollution in deep-marine sedimentary systems -- A geological perspective on the plastic problem
More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean
Pandemic Pollution: The Rising Tide of Plastic PPE
Water pollution by plastics and microplastics: A review of technical solutions from source to sea
Finding Plastic Patches in Coastal Waters using Optical Satellite Data
The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action
The United States Federal Strategy for Addressing the Global Issue of Marine Litter
Measuring Our Success: How Better Data Can Help Keep Plastic Out of the Ocean
A Sea of Plastics Claims and Credits: Steering Stakeholders Towards Impact
The Plastics Landscape: The Challenges and Possible Solutions
River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans
China’s plastic import ban increases prospects of environmental impact mitigation of plastic waste trade flow worldwide
Plastics 101: Blue Economy Opportunities and Considerations to Reduce Ocean Plastics
Navigating Plastic Alternatives In a Circular Economy
The global biological microplastic particle sink
Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution
Airborne microplastic particles detected in the remote marine atmosphere
Addressing Marine Plastics: A Systemic Approach – Recommendations for Actions
Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made
Evaluating scenarios toward zero plastic pollution
Motivating actions to mitigate plastic pollution
Message in a bottle: Open source technology to track the movement of plastic pollution
Plastic pollution is killing marine megafauna, but how do we prioritize policies to reduce mortality?
The Brand Audit Report 2020