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Litterbase: The Ultimate Map of Ocean Waste and the Damage It Causes to Marine Life

A group of scientists from Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute have compiled the world’s first ever comprehensive database containing information on the location and environmental effects of litter in our oceans. Their findings are published on Litterbase, available in both German and English, and complete with easily comprehensible maps, charts and infographics.  Read on

Toby McCartney

Take Me Home, Plastic Roads

A new company has its eyes set on the world's roads. Through their 'magic formula', they want to minimise not just the environmental impacts of road building and maintenance, but also help reduce the plastic waste issue and, while they're at it, ensure that tax payers' money goes the extra mile. How do they do it? Read on

RESET Special: Small Steps, Big Impact - Five Quick Tips for Climate-Friendly Living: Day 3

If we work together, we can put more time towards rubbish separation, seek fresh air in our cities or create new conservation areas. Want to know where to start? This week, we will be providing simple tips to start building a more climate-friendly life. Whether you're just getting started on the green path or you're a pro, there's tips for everyone. Today we look at reducing plastic use. Read on

 Edward Conde

Excuse Me! There’s Some Ocean in My Plastic

When renowned marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas, who teaches at the University of Cadiz in Spain, and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, they noticed that there was less plastic than expected on the surface of oceans world over and began to dig deeper into the issue. Read on

Horia Varlan

Paying with Plastic

Vancouver-based social business The Plastic Bank trades reusable old plastic for credits, opening up new value-driven streams for people in impoverished communities and simultaneously spreading the word about ridding our oceans and waterways of plastic garbage. Read on