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UCLA Report: Top 10 Solutions to Global Ocean Plastic Pollution

November 9, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Ocean Plastic Pollution

A new report released recently identifies the best solutions to tackle the urgent problem of an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter entering the ocean each year. Plastic pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, one that demands action.[read more]

The Plastic Bank: Monetizing Waste Plastic [VIDEO]

August 18, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Waste Plastic Recycling

The Plastic Bank is an organization and a movement aimed at removing plastic waste from the world’s oceans, beaches and waterways in a process that empowers people living in poverty to raise their standard of living and strengthen their communities.[read more]

IBM, Stanford make breakthrough in green plastic

March 10, 2010 by Todd Woody

photo: IBM In The New York Times on Tuesday, I wrote about how scientists at IBM and Stanford University have developed a new process for making plastic that could have major environmental implications: Researchers at I.B.M. and Stanford University said Tuesday that they have discovered a new way to make plastics that can be...[read more]

Technology and Critical Thinking

September 21, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

The other day I read a story in my local paper concerning a new technology for converting waste plastic into synthetic oil. The prototype "Envion Oil Generator" had been temporarily deployed at a solid-waste facility in Montgomery County, MD, and its owners were touting its benefits to the Washington Post. As I read the article, I found...[read more]

Stop the oil crisis, drink tap water

April 25, 2008 by Eddy De Clercq

I’ve seen somebody drinking O2 water the other day. Not only it had artificial kiwi and apple flavour but also extra oxygen added. According the ‘manufacturer’, it uses patented technology from Life Technologies, Inc. to put extra oxygen into ordinary water. The resulting beverage has 10 times more oxygen (72mg) as ordinary water and...[read more]