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Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways. - The

Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways. - The | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With China refusing to be the world’s garbage dump, landfills absorb the plastic waste.
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Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic in 2017

Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic in 2017 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The sportswear giant launched three versions of its UltraBoost shoe last year made out of plastic found in the ocean.
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A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? - The New York Times

A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city is now the largest on earth to pass such a measure.
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Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide
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Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change

Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Machine learning has the potential to make some real inroads against our biggest threat.
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Sleek sneaker is made from upcycled car seat leather

Sleek sneaker is made from upcycled car seat leather | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Alice + Whittles makes use of high-quality materials that would otherwise go to waste.
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Supermarkets in Asia are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging

Supermarkets in Asia are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative. Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand earned praise on Facebook for coming up with the eco-friendly packaging after a local firm featured it on their page last week. The novel idea, which was an instant hit among netizens, soon caught the attention of Vietnamese supermarkets. Big supermarket chains in Vietnam, such as Lotte Mart, Saigon Co.op, and Big C,have …
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Circular Solutions: HP's New Display Is Made With Plastic Bottles From Haiti

Circular Solutions: HP's New Display Is Made With Plastic Bottles From Haiti | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new display contains plastic sourced from refuse collectors in Haiti, who earn a living by removing waste from ecosystems and waterways before it can reach the ocean—and it represents the next phase of HP's work in the circular economy.
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Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict

Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

And in more unsettling climate related news...

 

Researchers at Stanford and elsewhere also found climate change “substantially increased” the chance of armed conflict in a small portion of cases in the past century.

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Embarrassing shopping bags aim to shame people into using less plastic | Metro News

Embarrassing shopping bags aim to shame people into using less plastic | Metro News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A Canadian supermarket has produced plastic bags with embarrassing slogans to try and encourage people to use reusable bags instead.
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Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems.
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What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico

What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The gulf's seabed could be an ideal place to bury Texas' carbon emissions. The state is the sixth-highest emitter in the world, behind Germany.
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The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared

The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and other Democratic hopefuls are competing to deliver the most aggressive climate policy packages.
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Carbon Free Dining Initiative Launches in U.S. at Bosie NYC | CulEpi

Carbon Free Dining Initiative Launches in U.S. at Bosie NYC | CulEpi | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here's everything you need to know about the highly successful Carbon Free Dining initiative that's just hit the States from Europe
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This hurricane-proof home is made of recycled plastic bottles

This hurricane-proof home is made of recycled plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One structure, two solutions to climate change issues: excess waste and extreme weather.
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Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone | US news | The Guardian

Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone | US news | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Until recently we didn’t know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasn’t pretty
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Terraton Initiative to Pay Farmers to Bank Carbon in the Soil

Terraton Initiative to Pay Farmers to Bank Carbon in the Soil | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Terraton Initiative is a global effort to remove one trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to enrich agricultural soils.
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With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? - The New York Times

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
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Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change

Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Machine learning has the potential to make some real inroads against our biggest threat.
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New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans - The New York Times

New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state would pledge to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with all its electricity coming from carbon-free sources.
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Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The prime minister also mentioned holding companies responsible for the packaging waste they create.
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Sip, sparkle and drink: Kellogg's turns cereal waste into beer

Sip, sparkle and drink: Kellogg's turns cereal waste into beer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company teams up with Seven Brothers brewery to make beer from discarded Coco Pops and Rice Krispies.
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Six Flags is now one of world’s only solar-powered theme parks. Here’s why that’s huge.

Six Flags is now one of world’s only solar-powered theme parks. Here’s why that’s huge. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The popular amusement park in Jackson gets 98% of its electricity from a massive new solar power farm that recently went into operation. The news comes as Gov. Phil Murphy's administration pushes clean energy statewide.
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Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.
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Humans ingest at least 50,000 plastic particles a year

Humans ingest at least 50,000 plastic particles a year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food is contaminated with plastic, which means it's going directly into our bodies.
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