In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

Last month we reported on a new line of running shoes manufactured from up-cycled plastic fishing nets recovered from the Indian Ocean. The Ultraboost is the result of a collaboration between Adidas, the German sports brand, and Parley for the Oceans. Adidas expects...
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Taking Out the Trash

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Taking Out the Trash

Vast currents, flowing in a circular motion, in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and California, collect enormous amounts of floating waste. Known as the North Pacific Gyre this mass of debris stretches thousands of miles across. Originally thought to cover an area the...
Polluting Plastics Ban, Good News from Davos

Polluting Plastics Ban, Good News from Davos

A new report released by the New Plastics Economy Initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, recommends replacing commonly used plastics like polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) with less harmful alternatives....