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According to @natgeo, 73% of beach litter is plastic, including bottles and bottle caps, wrappers, grocery bags, and filters from cigarette butts. Next time you go for a walk on the beach bring a garbage bag + gloves so you can do your part to clean up our coastlines.

According to @natgeo, 73% of beach litter is plastic, including bottles and bottle caps, wrappers, grocery bags, and filters from cigarette butts. Next time you go for a walk on the beach bring a garbage bag + gloves so you can do your part to clean up our coastlines.

73% of beach litter is plastic

According to @natgeo, 73% of beach litter is plastic, including bottles and bottle caps, wrappers, grocery bags, and filters from cigarette butts. Next time you go for a walk on the beach bring a garbage bag + gloves so you can do your part to clean up our coastlines.

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90% of mainstream wet wipes are made with some form of plastic

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For today's #plasticfact we're looking at the total amount of plastic created since it skyrocketed to popularity in the 1950s.

For today's #plasticfact we're looking at the total amount of plastic created since it skyrocketed to popularity in the 1950s.

50% of all plastic made since 2000

For today's #plasticfact we're looking at the total amount of plastic created since it skyrocketed to popularity in the 1950s.

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Global Plastic Pollution May Be Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point
scitechdaily.com

If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

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If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

Global Plastic Pollution May Be Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point

If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

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A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

Every day, enough industrial stretch film is used to circle the earth 10 times

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

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Half of fast fashion made of new plastics, finds report
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49% of women's clothing by major brands are made from virgin plastics

Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

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Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

49% of women's clothing by major brands are made from virgin plastics

Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

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49% of women's clothing by major brands are made from virgin plastics

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Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

Jay Tapp
President & COO, Smart Plastic

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

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Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

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We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

Michael Stephens
Director of Technology, Smart Plastic

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion
www.downtoearth.org

The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

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Coronavirus is causing a flurry of plastic waste. Campaigners fear it may be permanent
www.cnn.com

COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

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COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

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