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

Plastics 101 | National Geographic

Once a completely natural product, much of today’s plastic is man-made and largely dependent upon fossil fuels. From polymers to nurdles, learn how plastic is created and what we can do to slow the lasting repercussions this material will have on both our planet and our lives. Continue reading

The Spacefaring Power of Pee

Getting to Mars is on our minds back here on Earth, and when it comes to space travel, recycling is a space traveler’s best friend – pee included! Today we’re looking at a brilliant new potential use for pee in space, and URINE for a surprise, it flows a bit farther than drinking water!

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