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Biofilm carriers and a swan


22. mars 2019
10 stk
59°07'08"N 11°22'45"E https://osm.org/go/0ZADOrUI?m=
(#Jernbanebrygga, #Halden sentrum)
http://akerbaek.no/bio/mars19/20190322.jpg
#mbbr, #plastic, #waste, #garbage, #pollution

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Biofilm carriers and a swan


22. mars 2019
10 stk
59°07'08"N 11°22'45"E https://osm.org/go/0ZADOrUI?m=
(Jernbanebrygga, #Halden sentrum)
http://akerbaek.no/bio/mars19/20190322.jpg
Kommentar: Funn gjort på et par meter i den østre enden av brygga.
#mbbr, #garbage, #plastic, #pollution
biofilm carriers
 
#WWF Sounds Alarm After 48 Pounds of #Plastic Found in Dead #Whale https://www.truthdig.com/articles/wwf-sounds-alarm-after-48-pounds-of-plastic-found-in-dead-whale/ second in weeks. @glynmoody
WWF Sounds Alarm After 48 Pounds of Plastic Found in Dead Whale
 
"A pregnant #spermwhale washed up dead on a beach in #Sardinia last week with 22 kilograms (approximately 48.5 pounds) of #plastic in its stomach."
 
'Massive Win for the Environment': New York State Bans Single-Use #Plastic Bags
 
How to Win the Fight Against #Plastic
https://therevelator.org/plastic-movie-stuff/ Wow. This... photo.
How to Win the Fight Against Plastic
 
"National Geographic’s Laura Parker’s bombshell article uncovered that 44% of all #plastic that has ever been manufactured globally has been made since 2000."
Why Recycling is a ‘Pseudo-Solution’ to Reducing Plastic Waste
 

Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of #plastic bags in its stomach | #Environment


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/18/dead-whale-washed-up-in-philippines-had-40kg-of-plastic-bags-in-its-stomach

Plastic-in-the-ocean #gif not related to the article:

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Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of #plastic bags in its stomach | #Environment


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/18/dead-whale-washed-up-in-philippines-had-40kg-of-plastic-bags-in-its-stomach

Plastic-in-the-ocean #gif not related to the article:

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Plastic Planet - Fluch oder Segen - a blessing or a curse?

Update: Beaches of Mumbai clean – Turtles return


https://twitter.com/CNBCTV18News/status/977809811701141504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E977809811701141504&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalcitizen.org%2Fen%2Fcontent%2Fmumbai-beach-clean-up-turtles-2%2F

4% of fossil oil is used for plastic production

6x times more plastic in the oceans than in plankton

softeners such as bisphenol A works like a female hormon – it makes males sterile.

0.6 – 20g of plastic in every sea bird.

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Stomach of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing but Nonstop Plastic'


In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.
Article word count: 501

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19428066
Posted by Ultramanoid (karma: 401)
Post stats: Points: 136 - Comments: 67 - 2019-03-19T04:23:35Z

\#HackerNews #but #contained #dead #... Show more...
 

Coke Company confeeses to produce more than 3.3 million tonnes of plastic garbage


The figures – which the company has refused in the past to disclose – reveal the amount of plastic packaging Coca-Cola produced in 2017. The company did not reveal the scale of its bottle production but when its packaging footprint is translated into 500ml PET plastic bottles, it amounts to about 108bn bottles a year, more than a fifth of the world’s PET bottle output of about 500bn bottles a year.

“We applaud the companies that are publishing this data and encourage all companies that make and use plastics to disclose their plastics footprint.”

“Ambition levels must continue to rise to make real strides in addressing global plastic pollution by 2025, and moving from commitment to action is crucial.”
#Economy #Economics #Environment #Environmentalism #News #Politics #FreeMarket #Capitalism #Corporatism #CaptialismKills #Waste #Garbage #Plastic #Wildlife #CocaCola #CokeCompany #Nestlé
Coca-Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Packaging A Year
 
- #India #Imposes #Complete #Ban on #Solid #Plastic #Waste #Imports


A loophole that was apparently responsible for plastic waste imports quadrupling was closed, the environment ministry said.
https://thewire.in/environment/india-solid-plastic-import-banned
 

Norway's Insanely Efficient Scheme Recycles 97% of All Plastic Bottles They Use


When it comes to #recycling #plastic waste, #Norway is ahead the pack. In fact, the Scandinavian nation has virtually lapped the rest of the world.

Through an organisation called #Infinitum, Norway has created one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly ways of recycling plastic bottles, and the results are so impressive that many nations are following suit.

According to The Guardian, the scheme has allowed Norway to recycle 97 percent of all its plastic bottles, with less than one percent ending up in... Show more...
 

India Imposes Complete Ban on Solid Plastic Waste Imports


A loophole that was apparently responsible for plastic waste imports quadrupling was closed, the environment ministry said.
Article word count: 379

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19354387
Posted by howard941 (karma: 4347)
Post stats: Points: 129 - Comments: 66 - 2019-03-10T20:48:18Z

\#HackerNews #ban #complete #imports #imposes #india... Show more...
 

New Florida bill would make plastic straw ban illegal


Gruters voted in favor of legislation that would put a five-year moratorium on communities adopting or enforcing plastic straw bans while state officials study the issue. The bill — which also prohibits local bans on selling sunscreens that harm coral reefs — cleared a Senate committee Monday on a party line vote.

Babis was born without arms and drinks from straws. She said paper straws degrade too quickly when used with hot liquids. Babis said she understands the environmental concerns that are driving the straw bans, but she believes environmental advocates need to find a balance with the disability community.

Under Hutson's legislation, a local government would be fined $25,000 for enforcing a straw ban and would have to pay the attorneys fees of any entity that prevailed in a civil lawsuit seeking to enforce the state preemption.
Via @Farhad

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What Laws Work Best to Cut #Plastic #Pollution ?
https://therevelator.org/plastic-pollution-laws/ "How do you solve a problem this big?"
What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution?
 
Plastic Planet - Fluch oder Segen - a blessing or a curse?

4% of fossil oil is used for plastic production

6x times more plastic in the oceans than in plankton

softeners such as bisphenol A works like a female hormon – it makes males sterile.

0.6 – 20g of plastic in every sea bird.






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This is the first time I've heard of a company into #plastic bottled water business giving up its multi-billion dollar racket all in the name of helping the #environment. A #Filipino company too.

When will Western companies like #CocaCola and #Pepsi follow their lead?

#Philippines #BottledWater #Nature

San Miguel Corp. to discontinue plastic bottled water business as part of sustainability efforts

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The move is in line with the corporation's initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint.
 
By Eugenio Pastoral



2019-01-05T04:55:13-05:00

black and gray plastic toy

Location: Hong Kong, China

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/0xwUyQG_Z5Y
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #black #and #gray #plastic #toy #HongKong #China
 

Samsung to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials


Samsung Global Newsroom
Article word count: 335

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19011265
Posted by xbmcuser (karma: 2289)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 21 - 2019-01-27T11:02:25Z

\#HackerNews #materials #packaging #plastic #replace #samsung #... Show more...
 
- #Loop is #implementing a new #way to #recycle #plastic by bringing #bottles back to the #factories to be #washed and #immediately #reused.
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A group of the world's largest consumer product firms have clubbed together with recycling specilaist TerraCycle to unveil a new global service designed to enable household collection of empty or used product packaging for refilling, reuse, or recycling.
https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3069828/loop-consumer-goods-giants-launch-global-recycling-service
 

Small Guatemalan village managed to get rid of plastic on its own


Before 2016, San Pedro La Laguna was drowning in plastic pollution that was threatening the fragile ecosystem of Lake Atitlán. The dire need for change crystallized when a solid waste disposal processing plant that was expected to manage a decade of waste was halfway full within six months, mostly with single-use plastics. Rather than build a larger plant—which would’ve been an enormous financial burden on the town and further polluted the lake with debris—Mayor Mauricio Méndez decided to implement a stringent municipal law to encourage lasting, sustainable change.

At least we're making slow progress as well; but unlike them, we have an entire economy that whines all the time when we try to tell them that it can't go on like this anymore because we're messing up our entire planet with this plastic crap. They're such some snowflakes, you cannot believe it.

Residents were wary because they couldn’t afford to purchase biodegradable replacements. ... Show more...
 
" #Plastic #pollution activists turned their attention to the beauty industry when microbeads began to appear in various facial and body scrubs and kinds of toothpaste in the early 2000s." https://www.teenvogue.com/story/the-beauty-industry-has-a-plastics-problem?verso=true
 
How #Plastic Is a Function of #Colonialism
 

5 Gyres Institute

Our mission is to empower action against the #global #health crisis of #plastic #pollution through #science, #education, and #adventure.

Our #vision is a world free of #plasticpollution!

We're honored to be members of #BreakFreeFromPlastic, an international movement that unites #nonprofit organizations to fight plastic pollution, sharing the common #values of #environmental #protection and #socialjustice.

We are also founding members of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of organizations, businesses, and thought leaders working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its #toxic impact on #humans, #animals, and the #environment.
 



En lille kort animationsfilm om hvilke konsekvenser det har for havdyrene når plastikemballage smides i naturen og ender i havet.
tags: #environmentalism #plastic #plastic waste
 

Prohibition of one-way plastic products takes effect in #EU countries


First Vice-President Frans #Timmermans, responsible for sustainable development said: "I warmly welcome today's ambitious agreement reached on our Commission proposal to reduce single use plastics. This agreement truly helps protect our people and our planet. Europeans are conscious that plastic waste is an enormous problem and the EU as a whole has shown true courage in addressing it, making us the global leader in tackling plastic marine litter. Equally important is, that with the solutions agreed upon today, we are also driving a new circular business model and showing the way forward to putting our economy on a more sustainable path."

#Environment #Europe #... Show more...
 
Your #phone could #work at #extreme #temps with new #plastic


Researchers have created a new kind of plastic material that could help electronics function in extreme heat.
https://www.futurity.org/electronics-heat-plastic-1931702/
 
- #Germany Just #Unveiled Its #Plan to #Fight #Plastic #Waste
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On Monday, Svenja Schulze, the nation’s environmental minister, unveiled a new five-point plan to decrease the amount of plastic waste Germany produces.
https://futurism.com/plastic-waste-reduction-germany/
 

North Face Launches Vegan ‘Down’ Insulated Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic


https://www.livekindly.co/north-face-vegan-insulated-thermoball-eco-jackets-plastic/

#vegan #northface #recycling #green #environment #ecosystem #plastic #jacket
North Face Launches Vegan ‘Down’ Insulated Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic
 

The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes


#clothes #fashion #future #gear #into #plastic #recycled #turning
 

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic'


The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.
Article word count: 412

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18494027
Posted by VBprogrammer (karma: 1915)
Post stats: Points: 147 - Comments: 96 - 2018-11-20T14:33:05Z

\#HackerNews #6kg #dead #found #had #indonesia #... Show more...
 

... F#cking Re-Cycle ...


#plastic

 
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