Could a new digital payment system spark a clean-up revolution?
It was once a shoreline buried by enough trash to render it invisible, warranting the unfortunate nickname “toilet bowl”. Now the Philippines' Manila Bay beach is unrecognisably clean compared with...Read more
Ocean Plastics Charter
Plastics are one of the most revolutionary inventions of the past century and play an important role in our economy and daily lives. However, the current approach to producing, using,...Read more
The Trudeau government will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021
Plastic straws, cotton swabs, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are just some of the single-use plastics that will be banned in Canada, according to the source. This is...Read more
How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?
Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach". The brains behind it say it can clean 17kg (37lbs) of...Read more
G20 Countries Agree To Tackle Ocean Plastic Waste
The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed on a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday. Under the...Read more
The Ocean Cleanup labelled "a dream that seduced many people"
Sustainability experts have questioned the validity of The Ocean Cleanup, an initiative designed to scoop plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean. "I'm not saying it's a hoax; rather [it's] a dream that seduced...Read more
Shorelines cleanup brings 100 volunteers to Stanley Park
About 100 people helped with the cleanup Saturday, said Adrian Midwood, executive director of Plastic Oceans Canada. After volunteers grabbed pickers and bags, they combed the shoreline for every piece of...Read more