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Photographer Documents Effects of Plastic Waste on Birds in the Pacific

©Chris Jordan In these horrifying photos Chris Jordon documents how adult Albatross feed their young plastic foraged from the ocean, mistaking it for food. The plastic eventually kills the baby birds. “Prix Pictet finalist Chris Jordan has been documenting an astonishing and disturbing effect of consumer waste: discarded plastic packaging and toys inside the stomachs of […]

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A voyage of awareness

Embedded video from CNN Video David de Rothschild is making a statement and voyage with a vessel made of plastic bottles. He and his crew are constructing a 60-foot catamaran which, with exception of the metal masts, is made entirely from recycled plastic. He plans to set sail from San Francisco in April and make […]

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PVC Packaging – gone by 2015??

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley of Santa Monica has written a proposed law that would ban PVC packaging by the year 2015. The clamshell packaging with super sharp edges is not just a pain to open, it often contains lead and cadmium which are harmful to human health, as well as the environmental damage through the leaching […]

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Two steps forward…

one step back We all know we should use these “low energy” light bulbs, even if they look a little funny, we use them because we love the earth. We’ve heard the hype (direct from the ge website): • Save $36-$59 on energy bills over the life of the bulb • Last 8-10 times longer […]

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See! Cutting Down on Plastic is Good for You ~ Thank you, Ikea!

In a bid to become more eco-friendly, last March, Ikea’s U.S. division started to charge 5 cents per bag for going plastic. The alternative for customers was to either bring in their own bags or buy $0.59 reusable ones from Ikea. After one year, the company reports that the response was exceptional. Ikea’s initial goal […]

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Pollution in Numbers

46,000 Estimated number of floating plastic pieces per square mile (2.6 sq km) of ocean, according to a 2006 U.N. study source (time.com) [ buying cialis on line | baby on viagra | female male viagra | original brand cialis | vigor 2000 | cialis alternatives no prescription | real cialis online | viagra for […]

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bottled water is gross

I just read that if everyone in LA county gave up bottled water for one year it would save 1.7 billion bottles, enough to wrap around the earth more than 1.5 times. Enough! [ cheap viagra from uk | how much does viagra cost | pfizer viagra | cialis without prescription | cialis drug viagra […]

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Plastic ocean: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by SUSAN CASEY A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain. Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility…and worse… LONG BEACH, California (4 Nov 2007) — Fate can take strange forms, and so perhaps it does not seem unusual […]

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic Turning Vast Area of Ocean into Ecological Nightmare

CHARLES MOORE Santa Barbara News – Press 27 oct 02 An albatross carcass shows how much plastic the great birds can ingest from the Pacific Ocean. There is a large part of the central Pacific Ocean that no one ever visits and only a few ever pass through. Sailors avoid it like the plague for […]

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Why is the world’s biggest landfill in the Pacific Ocean?

In the broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents. The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and […]

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