How to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean

October 12, 2017 by  
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3 Myths About Recycling Plastic Bottles

January 20, 2017 by  
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Every year, Americans dispose of billions of plastic bottles each year. On the surface, plastic bottle recycling in the United States looks like an excellent way to reduce waste and prevent the extraction of virgin materials. Curbside recycling…

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New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half

January 8, 2015 by  
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A Mexico-based tech company says it can recycle more than 90 percent of any type of plastic without using water. The new method also reduces costs by half without suffering any loss in quality, representing what could be a revolutionary development for the recycling industry. This green technology can also be used to recycle materials that currently go into landfills, such as styrofoam and polystyrene—both of which take more than 500 years to biodegrade. Read the rest of New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cost reduction , energy conservation , mexico , plastic , plastics , polystyrene , recycling , recycling method , styrofoam , water conservation , water issues

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Rotterdam’s floating, plastic waste-trapping Recycled Park opens this week

December 15, 2014 by  
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This week marks a new beginning in Rotterdam: the Recycled Park will begin to retrieve litter from the New Meuse (Nieuwe Maas) river, preventing it from being washed out to the sea. An initiative of the  Recycled Island Foundation and created by WHIM Architecture , this park is a local response to the global issue of plastic pollution in bodies of water. Every single river and ocean is highly polluted with plastics, and the litter just keeps increasing. Rotterdam aims to limit outbound plastic waste by collecting it in these floating platforms and transforming it into a building material. This concept will be expanded to other rivers around the country, and will serve the additional purpose of creating a breeding ground for aquatic plants and native mussels, thus nurturing a new and healthy river ecosystem. + Recycled Island + Recycled Island Crowdfunding Campaign Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: floating park , floating plastic park , garbage , island park , Netherlands floating park , New Meuse , nieuwe maas , Ocean Plastic , plastic , plastic detritus , plastic garbage , plastic pollution , plastic waste , plastics , recycled ocean plastic , recycled park , Recycled Plastic , recycled plastic park , river garbage , Rotterdam park , Rotterdam plastic , Rotterdam plastic park , water plastic , water pollution , WHIM Architecture

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Only five Northern White Rhinos left in the world after aging male dies

December 15, 2014 by  
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A 44-year-old Northern White Rhino died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo safari park. His death means there are only five of the species left in the world. Known as Angalifu, the rhino came to the park from Sudan in 1990. “Angalifu’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us,” safari park curator Randy Rieches said in a statement. “Not only because he was well beloved here at the park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction .” Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Only five Northern White Rhinos left in the world after aging male dies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodiversity , captive breeding program , extinction , hunting , illegal wildlife trade , Northern white rhino , poaching , rhinoceros , rhinos , San Diego Zoo

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Why Are Thousands of LEGO Pieces Washing Up on UK Beaches?

August 5, 2014 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy

July 28, 2014 by  
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Did you know that our tears have the same percentage of salt as seawater? Or that 90% of the ocean is yet unmapped, and would take 125 years to explore? Most people aren’t aware of just how vital our oceans are, or that untold damage has been done to them over the past half-century. In the last decade alone, 600,000 barrels of oil have been accidentally spilled from various ships per year , and the cumulative damage being done to ocean ecosystems from spills, garbage dumping , and chemical waste water is downright horrifying. This infographic offers both a sobering look at the damage humans have done to these waters , and advice on how each and every one of us can do our part to set things right, for all life on Earth. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Avoca , Earth’s oceans , keep oceans healthy , ocean , ocean health , Ocean Oil Spill , Ocean Plastic , ocean pollution , oceans , oil spill , oil spills , plastic , plastic free , plastics , SEA , SEAS , sustainable fishing , water health , water pollution

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System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

July 28, 2014 by  
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System D has designed a compact ozone generator that can provide clean sterilized water anywhere. At the heart of this system is an electric powered “corona discharge” ozone generator that converts oxygen in the air (O2) to ozone (O3). The air is then injected into water. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, way more powerful than chlorine. In the water it oxidizes metals, kills bacteria, and eats up just about any organics there are. Murky polluted water can be totally cleaned up and sterilized in a jiffy. We designed the O3 system to be reliable, inexpensive, long lasting and efficient. Our primary objective was to make this available to developing countries where children do not have clean water, opting for mass production, effectiveness and reliability. The O3 System kickstarter launches tomorrow – be sure to check it out. + O3 System The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , Crowdfunding , dirty water , green tech , O3 Ozone cleaning , O3 System , ozone water purification , polluted water , purifying water without chlorine , reader submitted content , System D , water issues , water purification

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Prefabricated 240-ton KHM26 House Wrapped in a Steel Shell Was Transported by Boat to its Final Site

July 28, 2014 by  
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Will the plastics industry kill LEED?

July 19, 2012 by  
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The latest skirmish in a decade-old battle broke out this week, as chemical and plastics groups challenged the LEED green building rating system. It's déjà vu all over again.

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