Canadian Single-Use Plastic Ban Estimated to Save $11 Billion Annually
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week that the government intends to ban single-use plastics within the next two years. Trudeau said that if nothing changes, Canadians will toss an estimated $11 billion worth of plastic materials annually through 2030.
City of Berkeley Cracks Down on Single-Use Cups with 25 Cent Fee
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The 1st phase of LOCARBO ends in Portugal
Vila Nova de Gaia (PT) will host the 5th Steering Group and 6th TWT meeting of the LOCARBO project on 25-26 September.
Von Wong Art Installation Raises Awareness About Single-Use Plastic
Conceptual photographer Benjamin Von Wong has shared details about his latest project on his blog—an art installation made from 168,000 plastic straws called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea.” The idea behind the work is to draw attention to the “truckload of plastic flowing into the ocean every 60 seconds”—and to emphasize how a small step like forgoing a plastic straw when conducted on a large scale can make a big difference—stopping the “strawpocalypse,” as Von Wong puts it. Of course, Von Wong didn’t go out and buy the straws for the project—even if it would have only cost $10 for 100,000 of them. He took the harder route, working with Zero Waste Saigon, Starbucks Vietnam and hundreds of volunteers to gather used straws over the course of half a year. A local builder then helped to construct the frame that would support the “waves” of plastic. To generate maximum awareness, the installation was located at the Estella Place shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City. On his blog, Von Wong says “The Parting of the Plastic Sea” isn’t only about straws. He writes: “It’s about taking a first step towards paying attention to the plastic epidemic threatening the…
Dead Cat Bounce or Something Sustainable?
Dead Cat Bounce or Something Sustainable?…TSLA…
Common Wealth Hosts Sustainability Festival Saturday
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Common Wealth Inc. will host Sustainability Festival at its Wick Park campus Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring the opening day of the Northside Farmer’s Market and educational seminars.