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Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year

Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's the first-ever quantification of the damage caused by plastic pollution on a global scale.
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Corona Blocked Part of Ipanema Beach With a Wall Made From 3 Days of Trash Gathered There – Adweek

Corona Blocked Part of Ipanema Beach With a Wall Made From 3 Days of Trash Gathered There – Adweek | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The activation highlighted the beer brand’s partnership with nonprofit Parley for the Oceans.
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By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under one pessimistic climate change forecast, mosquitoes could expand their range all the way to the Arctic, redefining what we mean by 'tropical' diseases.
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AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model

AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The announcement follows several natural disasters that cost the company $847 million since 2016, including $626 million in 2017 alone.
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Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet

Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Used soap from Hilton Hotels is getting a second life.
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Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times

Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
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Yardbird wants to be the Warby Parker of garden furniture

Yardbird wants to be the Warby Parker of garden furniture | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Garden furniture is expensive and wasteful. Yardbird wants to change that, using the direct-to-consumer revolution as a model for its brand of eco-friendly design.
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P&G debuts shampoo bottles made from beach plastic

P&G debuts shampoo bottles made from beach plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble Co. will sell a limited-edition of shampoo and conditioner bottles made of 25 percent beach plastic.
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Trader Joe's to cut 1 million pounds of single-use plastic

Trader Joe's to cut 1 million pounds of single-use plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Round of Joe Joe’s for everyone involved in this decision.
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Behind the Hype of Apple's Plan to End Mining

Behind the Hype of Apple's Plan to End Mining | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The question is whether it’s a future Apple truly wants—or one that its investors will allow.
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One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky

One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Klaus Lackner’s once wacky idea increasingly looks like an essential part of solving climate change.
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Windex to use bottles made from recycled ocean plastic

Windex to use bottles made from recycled ocean plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

The cleaning product manufacturer SC Johnson announced it will use a bottle made from recycled plastic gathered from the ocean, as manufacturers face continued pressure to reduce marine plastic debris.

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Chilean start-up creates bioplastic from walnut waste

Chilean start-up creates bioplastic from walnut waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chilean start-up Valnux is transforming discarded walnut shells into a biodegradable thermoplastic with naturally occurring antibacterial properties.
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Budweiser creates football pitch from recycled World Cup plastic cups

Budweiser creates football pitch from recycled World Cup plastic cups | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An official sponsor of Russia's 2018 Fifa World Cup, Budweiser, has created a football pitch in Sochi made entirely of recycled plastic cups collected after the tournament last summer.
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The two key reasons the world can’t reverse climate emissions

The two key reasons the world can’t reverse climate emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions—so why aren’t we moving the dial?
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Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California - The New York Times

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags; counties will have the option to impose a 5-cent paper-bag fee.
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You can now send Gillette your old razors to have them recycled

You can now send Gillette your old razors to have them recycled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new program from the shaving company will help make disposable razors less environmentally damaging.
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Secondhand clothing market is growing faster than apparel retail

Secondhand clothing market is growing faster than apparel retail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The industry is booming and could overtake fast fashion, according to thredUP's annual resale report.
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PureCycle's new tech could help fix our recycling system

PureCycle's new tech could help fix our recycling system | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new factory can make clean, clear plastic from recyclables.
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Raging Ocean Heat Waves Cooking Marine Ecosystems, New Study Finds

Raging Ocean Heat Waves Cooking Marine Ecosystems, New Study Finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientist compares spiking temperatures to devastating wildfires in the sea.
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DeepMind’s AI is predicting how much energy Google’s wind turbines will produce

DeepMind’s AI is predicting how much energy Google’s wind turbines will produce | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Google’s subsidiary DeepMind has created a machine-learning model to boost the use of wind power by predicting its likely output 36 hours ahead.
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