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How Your Trash Ends up in the Ocean [Infographic]

We've written extensively about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. But have you ever wondered how exactly your trash, maybe hundreds of miles inland, makes it out into the ocean? Check...
plastic water pollution

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now ‘Three Times the Size of France’

New research suggests the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, is up to 16 times larger than previously thought. The patch is suggested to be 790,000 tons – or three times the size of France – and growing.

Our Oceans are Polluted and You Might be Wearing the Problem

It’s no secret that wearing clothes made with synthetic fibers come with a myriad of problems. From carcinogenic chemicals used to treat and dye the material, to high energy use...
Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Everything You Need to Know About the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

There is currently an estimated 3.5 million tons of trash floating around the Pacific Ocean, in what's called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It's believed the patch spans roughly twice...
plastic pollution in ocean

5 Relatively Unknown Pollution Problems

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. –Barry Commoner We have all heard it before, and we’ll surely hear it again. But pollution is a growing...
Plastic pacific

Kim Preston’s “Plastic Pacific” Series

Plastic objects positioned in the ocean is the subject of photographer Kim Preston's new series, titled Plastic Pacific. The series features everyday plastic objects floating in the sea looking like jellyfish, polyps,...
underwater recycling

Building Below: Underwater Structures Propose Pollution Solutions

eVolo Architecture Magazine’s 2012 Skyscraper competition entrants from South Korea developed the conceptual Plastic Fish Tower—an underwater ocean structure designed to ‘attract’ plastic in an effort to reduce the...
Method soap made from Great Pacific Garbage Patch debris

Method Designs Bottle From Great Pacific Garbage Patch Debris

San Francisco-based green cleaning brand, Method, in collaboration with Los Angeles-based Envision Plastics, will be rolling out with a new line of biodegradable 2-in-1 dish and hand cleaner this November which will...
Out to Sea

G-“art”-bage Patch Kids

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch—that vast swirling vortex of gum wrappers and milk jugs that threatens the food chain and looms above, beside, below and inside us now to an...
Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – From Laos To Hawaii

What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? If you have ever wondered what happens to all the rubbish humans create, after some consideration – and few available answers – you...

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
Fabric Scraps

20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
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51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
Fabric Scraps

20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
vertical farm growing plants

Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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