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Ecocentricity Blog: A Fish Tale

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Projections have our oceans containing more plastic than fish, by weight, by the year 2050. A ridiculous amount of the plastic pollution I wrote about last week ends up in our oceans, where it gets caught up in massive swirling ocean currents called gyres.

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Projections have our oceans containing more plastic than fish, by weight, by the year 2050. A ridiculous amount of the plastic pollution I wrote about last week ends up in our oceans, where it gets caught up in massive swirling ocean currents called gyres.

Closed Loop Launches Circulate Capital to Take on Ocean Plastics in Asia

by Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
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Closed Loop Partners today is announcing a new venture, Circulate Capital, to invest in companies, innovations and projects that prevent marine plastic waste originating in Asia.

HP Used Eight Million 'Ocean-Bound' Plastic Bottles in Products Last Year

HP has revealed that it has diverted 170 tonnes of plastic from the oceans over the past 12 months, after pledging to recycle "ocean-bound" plastic bottles for use in its range of ink cartridges.
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by Sarah George

Carnival Corporation Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Meets Goal to Reduce Carbon Footprint Ahead of Schedule

World’s largest leisure travel company achieves 26.3 percent reduction in CO2ee, surpassing 2020 target ahead of schedule
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Report details key initiatives and progress from the company and its nine cruise line brands, furthering its strong commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility

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Report details key initiatives and progress from the company and its nine cruise line brands, furthering its strong commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility

Busting 5 Myths About Electric Vehicles

Are EVs costly? Do the batteries need to be replaced frequently? Busting those misconceptions and more.
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With gas prices rising, is there an electric vehicle (EV) in your future? A survey released in May by the American Automobile Association found that 20 percent of Americans said an EV would be the next car they buy. That’s up 5 percent from 2017.

Ecocentricity Blog: Life in Plastic

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

Novelis and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

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Silver Spring, Md., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Business Intelligence Group today named Novelis and Discovery Education’s Life of a Can initiative Sustainability Service of the Year in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

MGM Resorts International Says "That's the Last Straw" By Reducing Single-Use Plastic Straws

One of the World’s Largest Multi-Concept Restaurant Operator No Longer Serving Straws
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LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/–  MGM Resorts International announced that single-use plastic straws will only be served upon request at company operated restaurants in the U.S. As one of the world’s top five largest non-chain restaurant operators in the world, MGM Resorts and its employees understand their responsibility in protecting our planet and helping reduce their environmental footprint.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who’s Tired of Sucking?

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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