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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green's home: He'd slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she'd howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. 

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Neville Browne sees great future in plastic bottle recycling

Published: 
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 7:43pm
Category: 
Waste

Neville Browne, 67, is president and chief operating officer of CarbonLite Recycling in Century City.

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19-year-old Dutch engineering student Boyan Slat devises plan to rid the world’s oceans of 7.25 million tons of plastic

Published: 
Thu, 03/28/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

Sometimes it takes big ideas to solve big problems.

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A Plan to Go Halfway Around the World, Fueled by Plastic Trash

Published: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

HONG KONG — Sometime in the next few months, a single-engine Cessna will fly from Sydney to London. Converted to be able to carry extra amounts of fuel, the small plane will take 10 days for its journey, making 10 or so stops along the way.

What will make this journey special is not the route or the identity of the pilot — a 41-year-old British insurance industry executive who lives in Australia — but the fuel that the aircraft will be using: diesel processed from discarded plastic trash.

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Plastic Pollution: Seabirds On B.C., Washington, Oregon Coast Eating Bellyfuls Of Plastic

Published: 
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:20pm

ANCOUVER - Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there's been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the Pacific Northwest coast in the last four decades, a new study suggests.

University of British Columbia researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm said the amount of plastic a northern fulmar gobbles up provides a snapshot of the garbage that ends up in a big part of the Pacific Ocean.