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10 posts tagged with "Plastic Pollution"

Local Efforts to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Vietnam

By the Centre for Social Research and Development, parent organization to Huong River Waterkeeper  Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem which needs support and action from international, national, and local communities. Every year, some 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, which is equivalent to five grocery ...


In Lavaca Bay, a Massive Clean Water Win Against Big Plastic

At the end of June, a Texas federal judge found Formosa Plastic Corporation a “serial polluter” in a strongly worded decision in favor of Diane Wilson and San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper. The judge found Formosa’s plastic plant in Point Comfort, Texas in violation of both the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and the ...


Musician Josie Dunne Joins Zappos and Sperry to Support Waterkeeper Alliance and Combat the Ocean Plastics Epidemic

Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and love for the sea, and Atlantic recording artist Josie Dunne, known for her personal passion for ocean sustainability, have teamed up with Zappos.com to launch a limited-edition shoe made with BIONIC® yarn, spun from plastic recovered from marine and coastal environments.   Supported by ...


On the Frontlines of the Plastics Fight on the Texas Gulf Coast

Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and fourth generation Mid-Texas gulf coast shrimper, is keeping busy fighting Formosa Plastic Corporation’s pollution. She and an engaged community of activists are protesting Formosa’s continued release of plastic pellets and powder into Lavaca Bay which threatens wildlife, human health, and the fishing and shrimping industries so essential ...


Help Ban the Plastic Bag in New York

By Jeremy Cherson, Legislative Advocacy Manager at Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper. Let’s do this right; ask your reps to support the BYOBag Act When Governor Cuomo said he would act on plastic bag pollution in 2019, I was hopeful. But then the Governor’s budget proposal came out, and we learned that his single-use ...


Sperry and Waterkeeper Alliance Partner on New Sustainability Initiative

To combat the world’s growing ocean plastic epidemic Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and a love for the sea, and Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, have announced a partnership. Together they will combat the ocean plastics epidemic, build awareness, share sustainable solutions ...


Tennessee Riverkeeper Takes on a New Fight: Microplastics

National Geographic recently ran a piece titled “Alarming’ level of microplastics found in a major U.S. river.” The Tennessee River got a lot of publicity from that piece.  According to the research, the Tennessee River has 80 percent more microplastic than China’s Yangtze River. “The Tennessee River is already one of the South’s most polluted rivers, ...


Baja Waterkeepers tackle plastic pollution

There is an astounding amount of plastic in the world’s waterways. Every year, an estimated 5 to 14 tons flow into our oceans from coastal areas. Sunlight, wind, ocean current, and heat shred it into smaller pieces that look like food to marine life. It’s estimated that more than half the world’s sea turtles and ...


Belize Phasing Out Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Containers

By Arreini Palacio Morgan, Placencia Lagoon Waterkeeper Two hundred million plastic bags are imported annually by a country the size of New Hampshire, with a population of approximately 400,000 people. That is around 500 plastic bags per person — it’s UNBELIZEABLE! When they’re not piling up in landfills, plastic bags and expanded polystyrene foam (commonly ...


Report shows plastic pollution a threat to Texas Gulf Coast

By Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper For years, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper has reported that a 2,500-acre petrochemical complex on the Texas Gulf Coast has been illegally discharging plastic pellets and powder into Lavaca Bay and nearby waterways. A new report shows that this plastic pollution is likely to harm the ecosystem. ...