3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data point is often cited to elicit a sense of doom and gloom, it actually comes with a silver lining. We’re close to completing a blueprint to effectively tackle the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans and communities – and we’re piloting the approach…

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The Idea That ‘Green Technology’ Can Help Save the Environment Is Dangerous

Industrialists around the world have been extracting a wide array of minerals and metals to build electric vehicles and ‘cleaner’ batteries, simply replacing one injustice with another. “Listen to the science,” they insist. Public support for climate action has been burgeoning around the globe, with lakhs of people in various countries demanding governments act now to stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis….

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The Ocean Cleanup to make products from collected marine plastic

The Ocean Cleanup has revealed plans to turn the plastic it has collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into “beautiful, sustainable products”. The Ocean Cleanup‘s founder and CEO Boyan Slat made the announcement last week that plastic collected by the project will be used to make useful products. “We’re going to turn it into beautiful, sustainable products,” Slat said at the event on 12 December in Vancouver….

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Crafting a Healthy Coffee

If you’re using coffee to solve other problems, such as lack of sleep, you’re missing the benefits It’s rich in antioxidants, water, and is associated with improved cognitive function, lower risk for neurodegenerative diseases, better mood, and anti-inflammatory effects. But is coffee healthy? It depends on who you are and what your overall lifestyle looks like. As with any other food, the benefits of coffee…

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The Great Recycling Con

The greatest trick corporations ever played was making us think we could recycle their products. In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades. This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one billion packages — cardboard boxes full of electronics and fabric and plastic galore. And the Environmental Protection Agency…

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Coca-Cola yet again top global plastic polluter

In 2019, 11,732 pieces of Coke-branded plastic waste was identified from 37 countries. Last year, the beverages brand accounted for 9,216 pieces of plastic waste from 40 countries The Coca-Cola Co has emerged as the No.1 global plastic polluter for the second consecutive year, according to a report on the top 10 plastic polluting companies in the world. The beverages brand was followed by Nestlé SA and PepsiCo…

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Smashing green tech myths

Environmentally friendly or snake oil? Here are five of the biggest green technology truisms We’re living in something of a post-truth age. Things are stated as fact, with little or no evidence to back them up. Claims about products and technologies are made without being challenged. And few areas are subject to the pulping of the truth more than so-called green technology. Innovations, ideas and…

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There’s Literally a Million Times More Microplastic in Our Oceans Than We Realized

If you pulled 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water out of the ocean, how many small bits of plastic would you expect to find? Ten pieces? One hundred pieces? How about 8.3 million pieces of what researchers call “mini-microplastic.” Such is the finding of an alarming new study. The amount of microplastic in our ocean—that is, pieces of plastic measuring smaller than 5 millimeters—is a…

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Here Are The Top 10 Most Googled Health Questions Of 2019

“What is keto” may not have been the most Googled “what is” question of 2019. No, that honor belonged “what is area 51,” followed by “what is a VSCO girl”, “what is momo”, “what is a boomer”, and “what is quid pro quo.” But “what is keto” did rank number two among all health questions asked of the popular Internet search engine since January 1, 2019….

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DON’T PUT WRAPPING PAPER IN RECYCLING BINS

The Niagara Region is reminding residents not to put holiday wrap into recycling bins. Catherine Habermebl the Region’s Director of Waste Management says it’s not just wrapping paper that needs to stay out of the blue bin. She says tissue paper, bows, foil wrap, ribbons and bubble wrap are all made of non-recycling material and must go into regular waste bins. If you’re doing a purge…

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