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This hurricane-proof home is made from 600,000 plastic bottles

This hurricane-proof home is made from 600,000 plastic bottles | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
From a distance, a new home in rural Nova Scotia looks like it might be made of wood. But the structure—hidden under recycled aluminum siding laser-printed with a cedar print—was built from 600,000 recycled plastic bottles, shredded and melted and made into six-inch-thick walls.
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WOW! check the resistance to wind on this one...  the ultimate recycling for plastic bottles!

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The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans

The extreme effects of plastic on the world's oceans | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the greatest threats to the world's water is plastic.
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shocking photos of a planet in trouble...

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the question:  how to fix it?

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Candace Seubert's curator insight, April 1, 10:27 AM
I am all for ditching straws but we also have to realize that there are so many more sources of plastic that affect ocean life.  We need to continue making these kinds of steps in the future and not just come to a plateau because we stopped using plastic straws.
 
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The solution to plastic pollution isn't beach clean-ups, it's companies taking responsibility

The solution to plastic pollution isn't beach clean-ups, it's companies taking responsibility | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Why are regular citizens doing the work that should be done by the companies that make the disposables?
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which is best?  clean it up - or stop it from happening?

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'Infinitely' recyclable polymer could be the future of plastics

'Infinitely' recyclable polymer could be the future of plastics | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Chemists at Colorado State University think they've found a polymer that's similar to plastic and can be easily manufactured and recycled.
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plastics of today, time to go away...

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Plastic-eating microbes might be evolving in our oceans

Plastic-eating microbes might be evolving in our oceans | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Floating plastic is accumulating at an alarming rate, and it might be changing the ocean biology.
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sci-fi - or nature coping? once again earth seems to be coping with man!

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Half of dead baby turtles found by Australian scientists have stomachs full of plastic

Half of dead baby turtles found by Australian scientists have stomachs full of plastic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the recently hatched reptiles had stomachs full of plastic. In recent years, scientists have realised that animals ranging from plankton to whales are regularly consuming plastic, since around 10 million tons of it ends up in the sea
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seems plastics are in the news daily - and not in a good way....  perhaps the call to stop production of "one-use" plastic needs to get louder....

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How Ikea and HP want to help keep plastic out of the ocean

How Ikea and HP want to help keep plastic out of the ocean | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The two companies are the latest members of a coalition called NextWave Plastics, which is committed to finding uses for recycled plastics.
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recycling on a grand scale - IKEA and HP - winning combination! Amazon - where are you? Alibaba - where are you? But there are other great companies on board already...

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How crabs and trees could soon replace plastic

How crabs and trees could soon replace plastic | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a flexible packaging material that combines cellulose nanocrystals and chitin nanofibers. It could replace PET.
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perhaps bad news for crabs - good news for humans...

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Ikea kicks single-use plastics to the curb

Ikea kicks single-use plastics to the curb | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Drinking straws are one item that's days are numbered as Ikea vows to eliminate throwaway plastic products from its product range and in-store eateries.
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IKEA - great job! Now let's see what other companies can become globally responsible!

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