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Illinois Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

Illinois passed a bill last Sunday that makes it the first state in the U.S. to ban plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics. From the end of 2018 it will be illegal to manufacture products containing

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The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array”

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array”

As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org, I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn't know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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Mandy Barker’s SOUP Photographs Bring Awareness to Ocean Trash

Mandy Barker’s SOUP Photographs Bring Awareness to Ocean Trash

Barker sorts and categorizes her collected trash, before assembling it into collages against a flat black background. In 'Birds Nest' she gathers fishing line and the debris caught in its path, while in

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Beautiful Canvas Sails Repurposed as Furniture Evoke the Sea’s Boundless Spirit

Beautiful Canvas Sails Repurposed as Furniture Evoke the Sea’s Boundless Spirit

Summer may be coming to an end, but our longing for the sea and sand hit us with full force when we saw this gorgeous collection of Living Sails Furniture by Dvelas. Repurposed by hand from canvas no

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Did You Know That Plant-Based Bottles by PepsiCo and Coke are Actually Not Biodegradable?

Did You Know That Plant-Based Bottles by PepsiCo and Coke are Actually Not Biodegradable?

We badly wanted to believe that plant-based PET bottles would solve our plastic woes, but that is not the case, according to a recent Slate story. Although PepsiCo's 100% plant-based PET bottles have a

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5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

My journey on the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres crew — sponsored by Electrolux — has finally come to a close, and I am back home safe and sound.

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5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

Our plastic research expedition -- and my trip sponsored by Electrolux -- has made its way north to the top of the Chilean fjords and we were just anchored safely in the Caleta Lamento del Indio, waiting

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5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

Our search for plastic pollution in the Chilean fjords continues. The Sea Dragon and its crew -- including yours truly, thanks to a sponsorship from Electrolux -- have been toughing out some pretty

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Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Hello from Chile! Our plastic research expedition with the 5 Gyres Project has set sail in the Beagle Channel and is just coming up on the Magellan Strait. I've been chatting more with Anna Rotander, our

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Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

My trip was off to a rocky start but I've arrived in Puerto Williams, Chile and spent my first night on the Sea Dragon (our ship) last night. After the long haul from New York City to the southernmost

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Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Hello from south of the Equator! I'm excited to announce that I've been chosen to be a crew member on the latest 5 Gyres mission, which will study plastic pollution (like the debris in Punta Arenas, Chile

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The 5 Gyres Project Searches the Oceans for New Garbage Patches

The 5 Gyres Project Searches the Oceans for New Garbage Patches

You may be familiar with the dreaded Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a massive soup of plastic debris, flotsam and junk floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists say that ocean currents

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