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Scarlett Johansson Joins Fight To Reduce Ocean Plastics

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Apr 22, 2014 8:16:00 PM

SodaStream Teams Up with Earth Day Network & Scarlett Johansson to suggest that making soda at home could reduce the vast number of plastic bottles entering our oceans.


Twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the embarassing, accidental ocean garbage pile that contains a lot of plastic. And although a new study has found frightening evidence that the plastic is "missing," the waste is still present and ever-growing.

SodaStream makes the equipment and sells the ingredients to make soda at home and reduce waste from packaging. The company has also partnered with the Earth Day Network and 5 Gyres "to further expose what they call 'The Secret Continent.'" 

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Roofing with Polymers

Posted by Matt Power

Mar 15, 2014 9:56:00 AM

The problem with plastics is that they don’t go away. Eventually, they break apart, but only into smaller pieces—not into their basic components. At a certain point, they become prone to absorbing nasty chemicals such as DDT. The particles ultimately find their way into the oceans, where fish eat them, mistaking them for plankton. Result: Ecosystems are poisoned from the bottom up.

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