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Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

http://vimeo.com/user2175840/httpwwwvimeocomplasticparadisemovie Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for

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Expedition Finds Permanent Plastic Islands Within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Expedition Finds Permanent Plastic Islands Within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Back in 1997 Capt. Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during a sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Since then, many have tried to reduce the size of the patch, which is said

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VIDEO: How the Oceans Can Clean Themselves of 7.25 Million Tons of Plastic Pollution

VIDEO: How the Oceans Can Clean Themselves of 7.25 Million Tons of Plastic Pollution

By now you've probably heard about the issue of ocean plastic pollution - but do you know just how pervasive the problem is? Every year we produce 300 million tons of plastic - and there's currently 7.25

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New Study Finds Human Refuse in the Deepest Parts of Europe’s Oceans

New Study Finds Human Refuse in the Deepest Parts of Europe’s Oceans

A new study headed by The National Oceanography Center reveals that the seafloor is awash with human rubbish. Bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter are not only floating on

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Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids the World’s Oceans of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids the World’s Oceans of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world's oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre,

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Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

  After Treeson water company founder Carlton Solle took a trip to Costa Rica with his family five years ago and saw the dreadful plastic pollution littering the beach, he learned that less

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Scientists Discover a Great Garbage Patch in Lake Erie

Scientists Discover a Great Garbage Patch in Lake Erie

Photo via Shutterstock Researchers have confirmed reports of an alarming increase in plastic pollutants in the Great Lakes - and the mass of plastics is beginning to behave like the concentrated toxic

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7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an

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Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Ocean Plastic photo from Shutterstock The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a horrifying consequence of our never-ending consumption. Now, new research shows that even if we could eliminate plastic waste

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Kim Preston Morphs Plastic Trash Into Living Sea Creatures

Kim Preston Morphs Plastic Trash Into Living Sea Creatures

Human beings produce and toss so much plastic out into the ocean that we have created the Pacific Trash Vortex, also known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Gyres swirl this floating rubbish heap

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Pacific Ocean Trash Cleans Up Nice As Method’s New Soap Bottle

Pacific Ocean Trash Cleans Up Nice As Method’s New Soap Bottle

For years environmentalists have wondered why someone doesn't do something about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now, it appears Method, a sustainable cleaning products company, has jumped into the

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Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste that will never fully decompose - the pieces just get smaller and smaller, and therefore more difficult to collect. Seeking to address this pervasive problem,

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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Spherical Underwater ‘Fish Tower’ Skyscraper Recycles Debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Spherical Underwater ‘Fish Tower’ Skyscraper Recycles Debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the inspiration for the Plastic Fish Tower, an orb-like underwater skyscraper that recently caught our eye as an honorable mention in eVolo’s 2012

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Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The underwater skyscraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle

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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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Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than We Thought

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than We Thought

It's a rumor that we hoped would never be confirmed: at least 1,700 miles of plastic trash is floating in what is commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Up until this point, scientists only

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