Short term gain, long term pain
Composting for the Future
“Curtis Bay is polluted by the emissions from I-895, a chemical company, a coal company, a kerosene company, and three incinerators.” Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective, and his work to reverse the damage from the ground up.
Takeout Delivery Apps Repurposed to Reduce Food Waste
An overview of Door Dash's Project Dash, Postmates' Food Fight!, Seamless' No Kid Hungry, Uber Eats' opt-in, Swiggy's Packaging Assist and more...
Women Set Sail in the Name of Science
In October of 2019 an all-female crew embarked on an ambitious sailing mission around the world to research and raise awareness of the threat of ocean plastic pollution.
Crowdsourcing Trash Collection
September 21 2019 marked World Cleanup Day. Activists from around the world hit the streets, forests, and beaches to pick up trash.
A Life Dedicated to Ocean Activism
Melissa Aguayo of the 5 Gyres Institute, an organization whose mission is to raise public awareness and increase corporate responsibility towards plastic pollution. 5 Gyres promotes the idea of a circular economy, which aims to keep waste to a minimum and materials within a recurring cycle of use...
Plastic Bags: the Bans, & the Bans on Bans
Plastic bags were introduced in the U.S. by way of Sweden in 1979. By the end of the 1980s, they were everywhere, leaving the paper grocery bag in the dust. Today, two million of them are used per minute — and that’s a low estimate. Consider whether you’ve already used one today — the chances are pretty high.
Single Use Plastics On-Screen, and Off
In case you missed it, the last two episodes of HBO’s beloved Game of Thrones featured surprising contemporary villains: a Starbucks to-go coffee cup one week, a plastic water bottle the next. The memes followed, poking fun at the awkwardness of today’s ubiquitous single-use drink containers sitting alongside goblets made of bone.