Posts tagged with plastic

Please support Florida House Bill 611 Disposable Plastic Bags

Posted Wednesday February 11, 2015 by Reef Relief

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing...

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing plastic bags within our environment in Florida. State Representative David Richardson, Miami Beach has filed House Bill 611...

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Seas At Risk: Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!)

Posted Friday December 12, 2014 by Reef Relief

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These artists turn ocean trash into really classy art

Posted Monday September 29, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Amelia Urry 27 Sep 2014 8:30 AM The things we are...

By Amelia Urry 27 Sep 2014 8:30 AM The things we are doing to our ocean by and large ain’t pretty. From “plastic soup” to dead albatross babies, we’re stomping through...

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Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem

Posted Tuesday July 01, 2014 by Reef Relief

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln...

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem: UN http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/plastic-waste-causes-usd-13-bln-damage-to-marine-ecosystem-un-114062400540_1.html Plastic waste causes an annual damage of USD 13 billion to the...

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Hawaii Is First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Posted Tuesday February 18, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Tanya Lewis|   February 11, 2014. livescience.com Plastic bags are the modern...

By Tanya Lewis|   February 11, 2014. livescience.com Plastic bags are the modern environmental scourge — piling up in landfills, polluting the oceans and choking wildlife. Now, Hawaii has taken a...

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New Global Policy Effort to Tackle Crisis of Plastic Litter in Oceans Urged

Posted Wednesday November 13, 2013 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily Oct. 29, 2013 — Plastic litter is one of the most...

ScienceDaily Oct. 29, 2013 — Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments. Yet in the absence of a coordinated global strategy, an estimated...

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Turtle found that pooped plastic for a month

Posted Thursday March 28, 2013 by Reef Relief

By Bryan Nelson. Thu, Mar 24 2011 at 1:00 AM. mother nature...

By Bryan Nelson. Thu, Mar 24 2011 at 1:00 AM. mother nature network As the world's experts on plastic pollution gather this week in Honolulu for the Fifth International Marine...

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51 Ways to reduce plastic use or completely eliminate it!

Posted Thursday January 31, 2013 by Reef Relief

What you've been waiting for, a long long list of ways you...

What you've been waiting for, a long long list of ways you can reduce your plastic use. You probably know some already, but I hope that many of these ideas...

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Haiti bans plastic bags, foam containers

Posted Monday October 01, 2012 by Reef Relief

BY Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan. Miami Herald. September 24, 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE,...

BY Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan. Miami Herald. September 24, 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Plastic and foam food containers are everywhere in this enterprising Caribbean nation — clogging canals, cluttering...

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Plastic floated as commercial catch for fishing industry

Posted Thursday June 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

RW. http://cphpost.dk/ June 27, 2012 – 11:04 A new net could help...

RW. http://cphpost.dk/ June 27, 2012 – 11:04 A new net could help clean up the oceans while at the same time providing struggling fishermen with a source of income This...

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Hawaii Now Has Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Posted Thursday May 17, 2012 by Reef Relief

Written by Mat McDermott.  TreeHugger. May 16, 2012 While there are plenty...

Written by Mat McDermott.  TreeHugger. May 16, 2012 While there are plenty of bans on plastic bags at the city level in the US, with the approval of a ban...

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Wind Pushes Plastics Deeper Into Oceans, Driving Trash Estimates Up

Posted Friday April 27, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — While working on a research sailboat gliding...

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — While working on a research sailboat gliding over glassy seas in the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed something new: The water was littered with...

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Hawaii Plastic Bag Fee Gains Support

Posted Monday February 20, 2012 by Reef Relief

AP.   TREENA SHAPIRO 02/17/2012 9:17 am (AP) — A proposal to...

AP.   TREENA SHAPIRO 02/17/2012 9:17 am (AP) — A proposal to collect fees from customers who choose disposable paper and plastic shopping bags is gaining support as it works...

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