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Nuatan is the bioplastic that could answer the plastic pollution crisis

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

A type of compostable bioplastic made of corn starch, sugar and used cooking oil, created by Crafting Plastics Studio, could replace “all the packaging we know”, according to its designers. Nuatan, which was presented at an exhibition during London Design Festival, is more durable than previous bioplastics and degrades […]

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This beauty brand will source 100% of its packaging from ocean plastic

Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2018 by

[Photo: Kevin Murphy] Last year, Kevin Murphy, the Australian founder of the eponymous hair care company, was chatting with a couple of friends who had just returned from Bali. When they’d go to the beach in the morning, the sand would be pristine, but by the afternoon the beaches would be covered in plastic. […]

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Young scientists from Vancouver take aim at hard-to-recycle plastics

Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by

Two young Canadian scientists have created a process that can break down plastics that would otherwise end up in landfills or oceans. BioCellection, a California-based environmental start-up founded by 24-year-old Vancouver natives Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, is focusing on recycling plastics that cannot be recycled. According to a study from the University […]

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The Sea Dragon vs. the Garbage Patch: All Female Crew Takes on Ocean Plastic

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by

When sailor and environmentalist Emily Penn tested her own body for some of the toxic chemicals that are found when plastics break down in the oceans, she got a surprise. “I then found them inside me as well,” she told BBC News, according to a story published Tuesday. The chemicals, which mimic the sex hormone oestradiol, can impact fertility […]

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Genius 6th grader invents device that hunts for ocean microplastics

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by

As one of 10 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, 12-year-old Anna Du will now get the chance to bring her invention to the seas. One day while visiting Boston Harbor, young Anna Du noticed bits of plastic in the sand. She tried picking them up, but there was so much, she […]

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LA Kids Make Waves for a Plastic-Free Ocean

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by

Kids Ocean Day—a day that inspired nearly 4,500 Los Angeles-area children to clean up nearby beaches—celebrated its 25th Anniversary last Thursday. The day started with a beach cleanup at Dockweiler State Beach, which was followed by a news conference and kick-off program where Emmett Kliger, a fifth grade student from Citizens of the […]

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5 useful products made from ocean plastic

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by

Adidas Ultraboost Parley is just one of the shoes created by a partnership to keep plastic out of the ocean. (Photo: Courtesy of Adidas) According to a 2015 study, it’s estimated the oceans take in roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic a year. The damaging effects of that plastic on the environment and sea life […]

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Adidas Sold a Million Shoes Made of Ocean Plastic

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by

Adidas sold a million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year, according to CEO Kasper Rorsted. In 2015, the German sportswear giant partnered with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental initiative addressing major threats to the world’s oceans, to develop products made from recycled marine plastic. After much anticipation, they introduced three versions of the UltraBoost shoe last […]

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ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

The problem of ocean waste, particularly the plastic variety, is a big one, and many creative people are working on ways to clean it up. Finding ways to repurpose the plastic debris collected from the ocean is one component of that, and the U.S.-based startup ByFusion has responded with technology that recycles ocean plastic into durable […]

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Recycled ocean plastic could become the building block of the future

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

More than 300 million tons of plastic trash is generated every year, but less than 8 percent of that waste is recycled. In fact, as much as 12 million tons ends up in the ocean. A new U.S.-based startup, ByFusion, has a novel solution for tackling the growing problem of ocean plastic: turn it […]

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