Ottawa moves to ban single-use plastics as part of waste-reduction efforts – The Globe and Mail- submitted by Milan Sanader

The approach is a response to growing anxiety about plastic pollution and is also an acknowledgment that household recycling has not kept pace with the rapid spread of cheap consumer packaging discarded after a single use Continue reading

Giant floating boom aims to clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch | CBC News

Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

Source: Giant floating boom aims to clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch | CBC News

Eat your meal, then your cutlery? One company’s answer to plastic pollution | CBC News

Plastic cutlery is a major contributor to the growing plastic waste crisis. An estimated 40 billion plastic utensils are used and thrown away each year in the United States alone. But an Indian cutlery company has a possible solution — spoons and forks you can eat.

Source: Eat your meal, then your cutlery? One company’s answer to plastic pollution | CBC News

111 million tonnes of plastic waste will have nowhere to go by 2030 due to Chinese import ban: study | CBC News

Earlier this year, China stopped taking much of the world’s recyclable plastic waste. Now a new study suggests that by the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be “displaced” as a result of the policy.

Source: 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will have nowhere to go by 2030 due to Chinese import ban: study | CBC News

The Great Pacific Garage Patch Cleanup – Innovative Technology

This site describes an impressive large scale attempt to clean up the plastics accumulating in the Pacific.  The process is a passive ocean cleanup system, utilizing the ocean currents to their advantage. Read more about our drifting systems here. Continue reading