plastic pollution

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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

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Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:43pm

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

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Here's one way to keep plastic out of the ocean ... turn it into a lifeguard tower

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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:48pm

The lifeguard tower being built Saturday on Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach is not just another oceanfront lookout.

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Fight against plastic pollution targets a hidden source: Our clothes

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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:10pm

The plastic bottles, straws and grocery bags that wash ashore on beaches are some of the most visible signs that society’s intoxication with plastic is taking a toll on the environment. But scientists say there is another source of plastic pollution that is just as pervasive and even more difficult to clean up — and it’s hiding in our clothes.

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Trash Found Littering Ocean Floor in Deepest-Ever Sub Dive

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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:48pm

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash.

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U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics

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Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:42pm

Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.