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Eat Fish? Eat Plastic!

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Oct 17, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Plastic in the water, plastic in the air - now it is even in our fish. This is a problem - particularly with shellfish.

As reported by Susan Smillie of The Guardian:

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Topics: plastics, Ocean, ocean plastics, microplastics

Seafood Companies Unite to Tackle Plastic Pollution in Seawater

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 19, 2017 9:19:38 AM

A new effort by nine of the world's biggest seafood providers may finally begin to make a dent in the runaway problem of ocean plastics.As reported by Anya Khalamayzer at Greenbiz.com:

"With the world’s land-walking population projected to climb to 9 billion people by mid-century, the oceans and their bounty of fish are on the hook for supporting growing global appetites.

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Topics: ocean plastics

New Mobile Reactor Converts Sea Plastics Into Diesel Fuel

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 11, 2017 1:50:00 PM

The reactor can convert between 100 and 10,000 pound of plastic daily — generating 10 to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

As Reported by Seeker:

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Topics: ocean plastics

Report: In North America, Laundering Synthetic Clothes and Driving Contribute More than Plastic Bags to Ocean Pollution

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Feb 26, 2017 9:01:01 AM

Report notes that microparticles shed by clothing and wear and tear from auto tires create millions of tons of invisible, dangerous pollutants that end up in oceans. Here's how to take action.

Here's the key conclusion of the report:

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Topics: ocean plastics

Australian Company Turns Aquaculture Plastics Into Building Materials

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 26, 2017 7:44:33 AM

Although they're not recycling "wild" ocean plastics, the process and the products offer tantalizing prospects for entrepeneurial companies looking to create composite building products.

As reported by  Laurissa Smith,ABC Rural
 
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Topics: ocean plastics

New Dell Program Converts Ocean Plastics Into Product Packaging

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 26, 2017 7:35:01 AM

Dell has often led the tech industry on environmental initiatives. This one, although still small, marks an important first step in addressing ocean plastic pollution.

Here's the company press release:

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Topics: green packaging, ocean plastics

Attention Plastic-Eating Bacteria, We Need You Now More Than Ever

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 26, 2017 7:21:21 AM

The heartbreaking sight of birds and fish bellies full of plastic bottle caps offers scientists a clear goal: a non-toxic plastic destroying bacteria, but we haven't heard much "new" about this topic since this story, a year ago. Please email me if you have other information--Editor

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Topics: ocean plastics

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