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    More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year en...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
BALI By Richard C. Paddock, © The New York Times Co., The Denver Post eEdition, July 5, 2020 SEMINYAK, INDONESIA» It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
ESPAÑOL January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler  Plastic, of course, is uniquely problematic because it’s nonbiodegradable and therefore sticks around for a lot longer (like up to 1,000 years longer) than other forms of trash. And we're not just talking about people dumping their garbage o...
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Posted by on in General Environment
 European Union decided to ban plastic consumer items including plates, cutlery and straws as of 2021 to help clean up oceans. The prohibition on single-use plastics approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, also applies to beverage cups, food containers and cotto...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that made waves in 2015 with its grand plans and new approach to ridding the oceans of plastic, last weekend launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay. “System 001”headed to a location 240 nautical miles offshore f...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Shared from the 2018-07-10 The Denver Post eEdition CALLS TO CUT WASTE GROW LOUDER Starbucks ditching plastic straws By Candice Choi he Associated Press NEW YORK» Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monda...
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