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Plastic tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles into the cup

Plastic tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles into the cup | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Making a cup of tea with a plastic teabag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles in a single cup
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Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee

Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sea levels could be around a meter (3.3 feet) higher and the Arctic could be ice-free in the summer by 2100, the UN’s climate science committee has concluded.Sea-level fears: This is 10 centimeters  (3.9 inches) higher than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted six years ago.
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IKEA’s retail arm is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy —

IKEA’s retail arm is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world's largest furniture manufacturer is going off grid.
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HP Launches World’s First PC with Ocean-Bound Plastic

HP Launches World’s First PC with Ocean-Bound Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the world struggles with 86 million metric tons of ocean-bound plastic, HP announced it is taking another step to keep plastic bottles out of the oceans.
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These are all the companies participating in the climate strike

These are all the companies participating in the climate strike | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On September 20, people around the world will stop work to focus attention on the climate crisis. To support them, many businesses are shutting down or giving workers time off to protest.
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Bill Gates says it’s time to redirect solar and wind subsidies. Is he right?

Bill Gates says it’s time to redirect solar and wind subsidies. Is he right? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s time to redirect government subsidies supporting solar and wind farms toward clean technologies that can’t yet compete on their own, according to Bill Gates.
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Bill Gates, Ban Ki-Moon Launch $1.8 Trillion Climate Resilience Roadmap

Bill Gates, Ban Ki-Moon Launch $1.8 Trillion Climate Resilience Roadmap | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As Climate Week draws near, Bill Gates and former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have mapped out a $1.8 trillion blueprint to bolster climate resilience worldwide.
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The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg

The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world must invest $1.8 trillion by 2030 to prepare for the effects of global warming. A new report said the payoff could be four times that.
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Recycling-technology startups find fertile ground in city’s garbage

Recycling-technology startups find fertile ground in city’s garbage | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chris Graff, an Indiana native and manufacturing entrepreneur, was on his first visit to Governors Island when he spotted a set of Polywood-brand Adirondack chairs. Polywood is based in Syracuse, Ind., near Graff's former companies.

He knew the chairs had been made from recycled milk jugs that…
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A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals that have seen rapid deterioration in recent years due to climate change.
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Reducing Carbon Pollution Through Infrastructure

Reducing Carbon Pollution Through Infrastructure | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Investing in clean energy, transportation, buildings, industrial innovation, and more could cut more than 800 million metric tons of carbon pollution in 2030.
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Plastic Bottles for Public Transit: A Growing Trend

Plastic Bottles for Public Transit: A Growing Trend | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic bottles are now valid fare to ride the subway in Rome, Italy, but you’ll need 30 bottles to get enough credit for one trip.
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Judge’s Reply-All Attack On Climate Science Appears To Cost Him Seat On Climate-Related Case

Judge’s Reply-All Attack On Climate Science Appears To Cost Him Seat On Climate-Related Case | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
We all live in constant fear of the button. The one button that, if accidentally hit, can trigger a chain reaction of unending pain, unleashing impossible-to-contain horrors with the power to end life as we know it. We’re talking, of course, abou
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17 States Sue To Block Trump's Endangered Species Act Rollback

17 States Sue To Block Trump's Endangered Species Act Rollback | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The lawsuit comes one month after a legal challenge from environmental groups.
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Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy

Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 1.5-million-square-foot center is located in Ham, Belgium, expanding the company's existing European Logistics Campus on the site.
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McDonald's Is Testing Plastic-Free Concept Stores

McDonald's Is Testing Plastic-Free Concept Stores | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wooden spoons and edible condiment cups replace less eco-friendly options at "Better McDonald's" locations.
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New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change

New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York City has a $20 billion plan to protect itself from climate change
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New York City schools will excuse students to participate in climate strikes

New York City schools will excuse students to participate in climate strikes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The NYC Department of Education has promised no repercussions for skipping class on September 20.
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Patagonia will close stores for Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20

Patagonia will close stores for Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CEO Rose Marcario says the move will show solidarity for the young people who are striking for climate action.
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India to implement major single-use plastic ban on Oct 2

India to implement major single-use plastic ban on Oct 2 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This year, Gandhi's birthday will be marked by a national crackdown on six specific plastic items.
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TikTok and Conservation International Dove Into the #SaveOurOceans Challenge – Adweek

TikTok and Conservation International Dove Into the #SaveOurOceans Challenge – Adweek | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The app will donate $2 for every video uploaded with the hashtag, up to $100,000.
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How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions

How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Syzygy Plasmonics has raised nearly $6 million to produce a cleaner form of hydrogen, using a novel type of photocatalyst.
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Edible Vegan Seaweed Pods Are the New Soda Bottles

Edible Vegan Seaweed Pods Are the New Soda Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lucozade successfully trialed vegan seaweed pods at the 2019 London Marathon, it will continue exploring alternative packaging to tackle plastic pollution.
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Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires - Reuters

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires - Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
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The Body Shop Tackles Food Waste with Upcycled Skin Care Products

The Body Shop Tackles Food Waste with Upcycled Skin Care Products | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Body Shop has infused ugly bananas and carrots into its Carrot Wash, Carrot Cream and limited edition Banana Body Butter formulations.
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