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  • A sea of garbage

    Many businesses are up in arms over the decision of the City of Toronto that merchants must charge consumers five cents for each plastic shopping bag as of June 1st, 2009. The measure is designed to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in city landfills. It would be nice to remind everyone that plastics do not just end up in landfills or pollute city streets. They also twirl inside massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Documentary by Veronica Grey Explores Floating Garbage Islands

    Veronica Grey's new documentary, "Aqua Seafoam Shame," (www.Pacific-TV.com), examines the huge islands of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. Grey first noticed a mushy, plastic-like substance sliding through her fingers while paddling around in the Pacific. After some research, she learned man's throwaways have turned the ocean into a lethal dumping ...


    By Marketwire

  • 270,000 tons of plastic waste floating in oceans

    A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The paper is the latest in a nascent field where scientists are ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • Method Unveils Breakthrough Bottle Made of Ocean Plastic

    Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre, often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Method's bottle is 100 percent post-consumer polyethylene, 25 percent of which is plastic collected from the Gyre. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Federal agencies join states to launch Governors’ West Coast Ocean Action Plan

    The White House Council on Environmental Quality, the US Department of Commerce, US Department of the Interior and US Environmental Protection Agency this week, joined the governors of California, Oregon and Washington to launch an historic action plan addressing challenging ocean and coastal management issues along the West Coast. The action plan implements the West Coast Governors’ ...

  • Medical Waste Closes Some New Jersey Beaches

    TRENTON, New Jersey, September 4, 2007 (ENS) - Officials along the Jersey shore closed several beaches Sunday after medical waste, including syringes, began appearing in the nearshore water and on the sand. Most of the waste was found on Monmouth and Ocean county beaches. No one has yet identified the source of the waste and there were no reports of injuries. State environmental officials are ...

  • Date Set for 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup

    Ocean Conservancy: What: Today Ocean Conservancy announced that this year's International Coastal Cleanup will be held on September 17th. Over the last 25 years, Ocean Conservancy beach cleanup volunteers have collected enough cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons to host a picnic for 2 million people. The July 4th holiday weekend provides ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • UNEP talks live to `Plastiki` crew on final leg of epic voyage

    They"ve battled huge waves, fought off ocean storms and sailed through a garbage pile the size of Texas. This weekend, the crew of the eco-friendly Plastiki - whose hull is made from 12 500 recycled plastic bottles - will enter the final leg of an epic, four-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. As the boat of bottles edged towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and ...

  • Recycling the Pacific – building a new green world at sea

    It is an intriguing idea - bordering on the audacious; but it might just work and it might help solve a growing environmental disaster in the Pacific Ocean. Recycled Island is a research project launched by Rotterdam-based WHIM architecture designed to assess the feasibility of creating a habitable floating island from plastic wastes in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China (Guangzhou) International Biomass Energy Exhibition 2014 (CNIBEE 2014)

    Date: August 26th - 28 th, 2014 Venue: Guangzhou Pazhou · China Import and Export Fair Complex Organizer: Guangzhou Grandeur Exhibition Services Co., Ltd China – A huge market in the world China is always one of the world’s biggest markets in many fields, and biomass energy industry is no exception. Due to the large population, more and more biomass energy products and ...

  • Youth from 110 countries inspire climate action

    The biggest-ever youth conference on climate change began Monday, as 800 young environmentalists from 110 countries gathered in the central South Korean city of Daejeon. The week-long conference is aimed at giving young people a chance to press for action on global warming ahead of the pivotal UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. The Tunza International Children and Youth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What laws would apply if there was a BP-type spill along the B.C. coast?

    Perhaps no single story has dominated news coverage recently like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It has raised questions about the legal status of offshore oil and gas development and tanker traffic along the west coast of British Columbia. Concerns about the status of B.C. offshore exploration became more acute when Calgary's Enbridge Inc. announced plans to construct and operate two ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Millions to unite to combat climate change for World Environment Day 2009

    People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen. This year's theme is 'Your Planet needs You! Unite to combat climate change' - a topic that reflects everyone's individual responsibility to protect the planet, as well as the ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2013 opens with thematic zones focusing on in-demand regional green solutions

    Eco Expo Asia, widely regarded as Asia’s leading annual exhibition for green business solutions, has gathered some of the world’s foremost experts in green technology for its eighth edition. Opening next week from 28 – 31 October at AsiaWorld-Expo, the fair aims to highlight green products and solutions for all parties concerned with reaching a greener future across Asia. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • As Wood Stove Changeout Program Brings Cleaner Air to Southeastern New England, EPA Offers Advice for Safer, Cleaner Wood-Burning

    Southern New England will enjoy cleaner air this winter as a result of a Clean Air Act enforcement settlement between Dominion Energy and EPA involving three Dominion power plants in Illinois, Indiana and Massachusetts. The settlement, finalized in July 2013, required Dominion to meet stricter emission limits and to install or upgrade pollution control technology on two plants and to permanently ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2013 opens with thematic zones focusing on in-demand regional green solutions

    Eco Expo Asia, widely regarded as Asia’s leading annual exhibition for green business solutions, has gathered some of the world’s foremost experts in green technology for its eighth edition. Opening next week from 28 – 31 October at AsiaWorld-Expo, the fair aims to highlight green products and solutions for all parties concerned with reaching a greener future across Asia. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

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