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Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first

Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Frozen food giant Iceland has today (August 1) launched a range of plastic-free chewing gum, making it the first supermarket in the UK to offer a biodegradable alternative. - edie news centre
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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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Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change

Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One expert said the island mammal "is just the first of what will be countless species lost to climate change if we don’t get our pollution under control."
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Shellworks turns discarded lobster shells into recyclable bioplastic objects

Shellworks turns discarded lobster shells into recyclable bioplastic objects | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have developed a series of machines that turn seafood waste into a biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic.
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Wallace Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming,' Dead At 87

Wallace Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming,' Dead At 87 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Columbia University professor correctly predicted rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would lead to pronounced warming.
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Spinning spoiled milk into an environmental revolution

Spinning spoiled milk into an environmental revolution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The fashion industry is considered one of the worst polluters in the world, and experts say there’s an urgent need to develop eco-friendly alternatives.
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For every $1 spent cutting food waste, restaurants get back $7

For every $1 spent cutting food waste, restaurants get back $7 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
That's a 600% return on investment. What's not to like?
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BYOC: Council bill would let New Yorkers bring their own cups to stores and coffee shops

BYOC: Council bill would let New Yorkers bring their own cups to stores and coffee shops | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Berkeley will start charging 25 cents for takeout cups

Berkeley will start charging 25 cents for takeout cups | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is just one of several major changes in its crackdown on single-use plastics.
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Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.
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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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The loss of clouds could add another 8 °C to global warming

The loss of clouds could add another 8 °C to global warming | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Clouds cover about two-thirds of the planet at any moment, but as the Earth warms, they’re becoming scarcer, risking a feedback loop of runaway warming which could push surface temperatures up by roughly a further 8 °C, according to new research.
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Opinion | Miami Battles Rising Seas - The New York Times

Opinion | Miami Battles Rising Seas - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In 2017, voters agreed to finance adaptation efforts through property taxes. Now the first phase of those projects is underway.
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cleancult is a green alternative to soap in plastic bottles

cleancult is a green alternative to soap in plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
cleancult sells detergent refills in paper milk boxes to cut down on the plastic in your home.
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Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
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Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel

Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
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Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country.
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