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"A Plastic Tide" film depicts shocking plastic pollution worldwide

"A Plastic Tide" film depicts shocking plastic pollution worldwide | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sky News has launched an Ocean Rescue campaign with an excellent 45-minute film that puts the serious plastic problem into perspective.
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The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles

The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The bottles, however, come from beautiful national parks, where there shouldn't be any bottles in the first place.
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Plastic debris found in tap water, beer, and sea salt

Plastic debris found in tap water, beer, and sea salt | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You may think you're ingesting a safe, clean product, but you're really putting synthetic microfibers into your body.
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Danone's North America business receives B-Corp certification

Danone's North America business receives B-Corp certification | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
DanoneWave has renamed itself and says it has been certified as a B Corporation promoting social and environmental performance.
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Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy - Apple

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy - Apple | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As part of Apple’s commitment to fostering a healthier planet through innovation, its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy.
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Plastic bag taxes really work

Plastic bag taxes really work | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists say the number of plastic bags strewn on the ocean floor has gone down by 30% since fees were added.
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Unilever unwraps plan for closed loop plastic food-grade packaging

Unilever unwraps plan for closed loop plastic food-grade packaging | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The consumer goods giant announces a partnership to pioneer new technology capable of turning PET plastic waste into transparent virgin grade material.
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Despite Trump, US coal and gas generation down—renewables up

Despite Trump, US coal and gas generation down—renewables up | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The war on coal, it seems, may be ongoing, no matter who's in charge in Washington.
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Versace becomes latest label to give up real fur

Versace becomes latest label to give up real fur | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Animal fur as a status symbol takes another blow as enlightened fashion houses trade fox for faux.
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SXSW 2018: Adidas declares 2024 moonshot to only use recycled ocean plastics

SXSW 2018: Adidas declares 2024 moonshot to only use recycled ocean plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Adidas is aiming for all of its products to be made from recycled plastics recovered from the ocean by 2024, according to Eric Liedtke, head of global brands at the company.
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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A series of droughts with little recovery time in the intervals has pushed millions to the edge of survival in the Horn of Africa.
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Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia | Sustainable Brands

Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Corporate action to tackle the mounting problem of ocean plastics is on the rise with new commitments and cross-industry initiatives cropping up regularly. Kimberly-Clark, The Coca-Cola Company and The Dow Chemical Company are the latest to double down on their efforts to drive impact, joining Closed Loop Partners’ Closed Loop Ocean initiative, which seeks to develop a new funding mechanism to prevent plastic from leaking into the world’s oceans.
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600 Companies, More Senior Executives Commit to Sustainability Policies

600 Companies, More Senior Executives Commit to Sustainability Policies | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nearly two thirds of the more than 600 companies covered intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  
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Don't Call it Food Waste: Entrepreneurs Turn Surplus Food into Gold

Don't Call it Food Waste: Entrepreneurs Turn Surplus Food into Gold | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food startups are diverting raw materials from coffee-bean husks to spent beer-brewing grains from the landfill—and developing markets for upcycled products in the process.
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The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn

The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures in 2016 caused a catastrophic die-off of almost 30 percent of the iconic reef.
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Britain now generates twice as much electricity from wind as coal —

Britain now generates twice as much electricity from wind as coal — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Just six years ago, more than 40% of Britain’s electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, that figure is just 7%. Yet if the story of 2016 was the dramatic demise of coal and its replacement by natural gas, then 2017 was most definitely about the growth of wind power. Wind provided 15% o
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Nestle pledges to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025 | Reuters

Nestle pledges to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025 | Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nestle wants to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, the Swiss food giant said on Tuesday, becoming the latest food company to vow to reduce plastic waste.
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Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use

Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In late 2016, Google announced that it expected to offset all of its office and data center electricity use with 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Today
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Adidas sold 1 million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year

Adidas sold 1 million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Finally, green shoe design is reaching mainstream levels.
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Remington Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Amid Mounting Pressure For More Gun Control

Remington Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Amid Mounting Pressure For More Gun Control | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company listed assets in the range of $500 million to $1 billion and liabilities in the range of $500 million and $1 billion.
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The Soles Of These Shoes Are Made From Recycled Gum

The Soles Of These Shoes Are Made From Recycled Gum | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Gumdrop collects gum that would otherwise end up smeared on the sidewalk and turns it into plastic.
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Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples

Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Clearly, it's not just the bottles themselves that are the problem...
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Visa Commits To 100% Renewables By End Of 2019

Visa Commits To 100% Renewables By End Of 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Visa has announced a new commitment to use 100% renewable energy across its global operations by the end of 2019. As part of this commitment, announced in conjunction with this week’s Climate Leadership Conference in Denver, Visa is joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative, global platform developed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP …
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UK carbon emissions levels same as in 1890

UK carbon emissions levels same as in 1890 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ditching coal has brought the country a long way. Now they have to tackle transportation too.
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