Biodegradable Plastics are not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, says UN

This article discussing why biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing marine litter was recently published on the United Nations News Center. We absolutely agree with this. Using biodegradable plastic in the place of conventional plastic will not reduce the amount of marine liter that we are experiencing in the world today. Biodegradable plastics…

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More Ocean, Less Plastic – Finding Solutions to Marine Pollution During Plastic Free July

This Plastic Free July at GREEN HOME we went looking for solutions to our plastic pollution crisis. We started by leading: we participated in Plastic Free July, refusing as much disposable plastic as possible – and of course explaining this along the way, winning over more and more advocates for the cause. Watch this space for…

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PLASTICS NEWS: Marine Plastic Pollution on the Rise

According to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher who examined the stomach contents of beached northern fulmar, marine plastic pollution is on the rise with plastic pollution in the Northwest Pacific where the study was conducted reaching the levels of the notoriously polluted North Sea.Northern fulmar forage exclusively at sea…

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Is this end of the road for plastic?

If global trends around the world are anything to by, it seems that the plastic industry’s days are numbered. Major cities like San Francisco, Hong Kong, Paris and Melbourne have already kick-started the biodegradable revolution, last year, by banning all plastic shopping bags. In Australia, almost 90% of all retailers have committed themselves to a…

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