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India Fishermen Divert Their Catch of Ocean Plastic So it Can Be Used to Rebuild Roads

In the state of Kerala, the Jewel of South India, fishermen are taking it upon themselves to keep it that way and secure their livelihoods against plastic pollution. Their workers’ association is encouraging fisherman to save all the plastic waste fished up by their nets in order to support a...

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Innovative Packaging: Meltable Bags and Sustainable Toothpaste Tubes

Winners of the 2020 BEYONDPLASTIC Awards, a contest meant to surface for new designs to remove the use of single-use plastic packaging in society, brought innovative and elegant solutions to make common consumer items biodegradable and maybe even more important, CO2-free. The contest, launched by inventor, entrepreneur, and founder of...

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These Edible Straws Harness Nature to Replace Single-Use Plastic and Help Local Farmers

Equo Straws has launched a 100% biodegradable and compostable straw using natural ingredients sourced from local farming communities. Tran-Vu, who previously worked in brand management for consumer goods companies like Unilever, LG, and Bacardi, was inspired to build a sustainable future for her nephew, while working to support local economic...

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New Bacteria to have a "Big Impact on Climate Change"

Researchers of Cornell University have found a novel species of soil-living bacteria that’s particularly adept at breaking down organic matter—such as the cancer-causing chemicals that are being released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned. The newly-discovered "madseniana" bacteria was named after Gene Madsen, the Cornell microbiology professor who...

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Town Gets Renewable Drinking Water Created with the Power of Sunlight

Last week SOURCE Global announced their third collaboration with Conservation International, in order to deliver sustainable, clean drinking water to the Indigenous peoples of Palawan in the Philippines. SOURCE Hydropanels will create more than 40,000 liters of renewable drinking water each year, powered solely by sunshine, while offseting more than...

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These Scientists Are Fighting Ocean Plastic With Biodegradable Flip Flops Made From Algae

A lot of thought has been thrown into using algae as a replacement for general plastics in the creation of consumer goods, and now some California researchers have applied this technology to one of the ocean’s greatest polluting enemies, flip flops. As the world’s most popular shoe, the flip flop...

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Scientists Turn Plastic Waste Into Valuable Commodities, Create a Bigger Market for Waste Materials

As much as plastic has been maligned in recent years, it was actually a remarkable invention for humanity, allowing us to craft unique materials for essential items and everyday necessities. The problem is that so much of it ends up in landfills and oceans. The best way forward in dealing...

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