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Marine Plastic Waste & How You Can Help: Ocean Legacy Foundation Unveils Online Educational Platform

4 Mins Read Recently, the non-profit organization Ocean Legacy Foundation unveiled EPIC Academy, an online free educational platform that will provide individuals and communities with important knowledge on ocean plastic pollution, the various cleanup efforts, and possible solutions for forming plastic-free environments. Canadian-based Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF) develops and executes plastic pollution emergency response initiatives across the world […]

Ocean Breezes Can Blow Microplastic Ashore, Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées at the University of Toulouse reveals that sea spray contains tiny plastic particles. The scientists say that once broken down in the ocean into microplastics, plastic pollution can end up back into the atmosphere and land through the ocean breeze. These […]

Global Waste Crisis: Let’s Talk About Low-Value Plastics

4 Mins Read While plastic water bottles tend to dominate the headlines when it comes to the plastic waste crisis, the problem of low-value plastics often gets cast aside. But the reality is that low value plastics take up a massive share of global landfill waste that must be tackled if we are to properly combat the plastic […]

British Airways To Eliminate 700 Tonnes Of Single-Use Plastic This Year

3 Mins Read British Airways, the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, has just announced that it plans to remove 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from its flights over the course of 2020. The company will be swapping disposable plastic items for “more sustainable” alternatives, such as recyclable or reusable materials. It comes as aviation companies have come […]

New Documentary The Story Of Plastic Will Premiere Ahead Of Earth Day

3 Mins Read The Story Of Plastic documentary will premiere on Discovery Channel in honour of Earth Day this year. The film looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the global catastrophe it has wreaked on the health of people and the planet. With an aim to raise awareness on plastic pollution and inspire positive impact, […]

Cadbury Trials Plastic-Free Chocolate Bars Using 100% Recyclable Paper

3 Mins Read The regional branch of the multinational corporation Mondelez Australia has begun a trial of their first ever Cadbury chocolate bar packaged in 100% recyclable paper. Unlike many existing paper-based food wrappers, the material used in this packaging does not contain any laminates, foils or plastics, and is fully recyclable.  Mondelez Australia, the purveyors of the […]

China Announces Single-Use Plastic & Plastic Bag Ban By End 2020

3 Mins Read In a recent policy announcement, China will be stepping up its restrictions on the sale, production and use of disposable plastic products. According to the state planner, the country will ban disposable plastic bags in all major cities by the end of this year, and will announce more phase-out policies as the country seeks to […]

Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing

3 Mins Read Colgate has just unveiled their first ever eco-friendly toothbrush, made from 100% biodegradable and sustainably grown bamboo. The company launched the product as a part of its mission to reduce overall plastic waste and improve its social impact. The move is reflective of a broad shift in the climate where companies across the board, including […]

The Global Plastic Crisis In Numbers: 10 Shocking Facts You Need To Know

5 Mins Read The plastic crisis is one of the biggest challenges that our planet is facing, and one that desperately needs to be tackled, especially if we want to save the fate of our oceans. Currently, millions of tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans every single year with devastating consequences for aquatic life, seabirds, marine […]