To Tackle Plastics Pollution, Embrace a Circular Economy

Plastic waste is flowing into the oceans at a rate of a dump truck load every minute. What if that waste isn’t inevitable? Matt Kopac, sustainable business and innovation manager at Burt’s Bees, argues for a fundamentally different approach to sustainability.

COVID-19 Is Impacting Our Oceans And Our Curbsides

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a crisis already facing our oceans. Thirty percent more waste is finding its way into the world’s oceans and that now includes face masks and latex gloves. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an estimated global use of 129 billion faces masks and 65 billion gloves every month. Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on our waste streams are SoulBuffalo Founder and Partner Dave Ford; and Rumpke Waste & Recycling Director of Corporate Communications Amanda Pratt.

U.S. Generates More Plastic Trash Than Any Other Nation, Report Finds

New research, published Friday in Science Advances, reexamines the U.S.’s role as a plastic consumer and concludes that the country has much more work to do at home to manage its waste.

Podcast: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led To More Ocean Plastic Pollution

The coronavirus has worsened the amount of plastic polluting the world’s oceans.

That’s according to Dave Ford, founder of the environmental literacy organization SoulBuffalo and the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network, a group that brings activists and the industry together to develop solutions to ocean plastic pollution.

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration is Key to Solving Ocean Plastics Crisis

Up and down the plastics supply chain, stakeholders are joining together to address the ocean plastics pollution crisis. For environmental impact organization SoulBuffalo, collaboration involves immersive experiences that ignite new ideas.

Introducing OPLN’s Newest Member OceanCycle

OPLN’s newest Member, OceanCycle, celebrates their collaboration with Bunzl Distribution NA and eco-friendly shopping bag supplier Earthwise Bag Co by introducing a new reusable bag to be carried by Kroger.

Paint: The Big Source of Ocean Microplastics You Didn’t Know About

The volume of microplastics from paint on steel surfaces that enter the ocean every year could be as high as 1.5-2.25 million tonnes, equivalent to 150-225 billion empty plastic bottles. Putting these new figures in context, they account for a meaningful percentage of the 8 million tonnes of plastic that is estimated to end up in the oceans each year.

PepsiCo Partners with TerraCycle Foundation to Prevent Ocean Plastics in Thailand

With financial support from The PepsiCo Foundation, The TerraCycle Global Foundation is actively working in Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and has installed river plastic capture traps which are designed to increase the amount of debris and marine plastics that are collected from Thai waterways, thereby intercepting it before it reaches and pollutes the ocean.

HP Builds on Sustainability Commitment with First Consumer PCs Made with Ocean‐Bound Plastics

HP’s new Pavilion lineup features the company’s first consumer notebooks using post-consumer-recycled and ocean-bound plastics.

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