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5 Fascinating Facts About Plastic Recycling

Update Your Plastics Recycling Habits and Brush Up on Your Plastics Recycling Trivia
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Chances are, you’re pretty virtuous about throwing those plastic containers in your recycling bin, and then you don’t give them much thought beyond that. But behind the scenes, your plastic’s life is far from over, and far from boring. 

The Plastic Purge: Beth Terry

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The average American generates between 88 and 120 pounds of plastic waste per year. Imagine what it would mean for you to cut that down almost entirely. What lifestyle changes would you have to make? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio asked herself that same question and then tried to answer it – embarking on a mission to reduce her plastic use as much as possible and tell the world how she did it.

Power Up Consumer Choice: Introducing New Line of USB Chargers Made with Post-consumer Plastics

Available Now Exclusively from AT&T for $30.00
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(3BL Media) August 30, 2012 - AT&T* customers now have the option to purchase wall and car chargers with housings made from at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. AT&T continues to work with its suppliers to provide consumers sustainable products.

Plastic solutions from the producers

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By Carol Pierson Holding 

Americans are as addicted and repelled by plastic as residents of Los Angeles were by cars in the 1960s. Los Angeleans had to experience stinging eyes and hacking coughs, then school closures, closed government offices and businesses before the city and state governments enacted legislation that tightened emissions standards.

Gyre Explained!

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Leslie Moyer from The 5 Gyres defines a Gyre to Melissa McGinnis of Greenopolis TV and explains how plastic pollution in the gyres is effecting all species including humans. She also explains how every one of us can help to cut down and fight debris and pollution in our oceans.

Watch the video on the Gyre here>>>

 

Greenopolis.com is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs.

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Leslie Moyer from The 5 Gyres defines a Gyre to Melissa McGinnis of Greenopolis TV and explains how plastic pollution in the gyres is effecting all species including humans. She also explains how every one of us can help to cut down and fight debris and pollution in our oceans.

Watch the video on the Gyre here>>>

 

Greenopolis.com is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs.

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Goldfish Kai Continues to Inspire Action Against Ocean Pollution

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Project Kaisei's bold digital fundraiser, "Save Kai" is highlighted on influencial marketing blog Adrants.com.

For the past two weeks a Goldfish named Kai has been living on Facebook in an aquarium-sized garbage patch filled with plastic bottles, caps and toothbrushes. Filmed 24/7 Kai brings a massive global issue right to our computer screens.

"Save Kai" Spotlighted in Popular Eco and Sustainable Living Blog

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Eco and sustainability blogs around the world are embracing Project Kaisei's unconventional "Save Kai" campaign. The livestream video fundraiser on Facebook has even been referrenced as an "eco-reality show." See Kai spotlighted on Ecofabulous.com 

Save Kai > Behind the Scenes VIDEO

Project Kaisei Fundraising Campaign on Facebook
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A look at how an acerbic Goldfish named Kai, landed in an eco-reality show - of sorts, on Facebook. Check him out LIVE http://on.fb.me/savekainow 

Every donation removes plastic from Kai's future home and raises money for Project Kaisei's third ocean cleanup expedition, set for this summer. For more information about Project Kaisei's work click here.

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A look at how an acerbic Goldfish named Kai, landed in an eco-reality show - of sorts, on Facebook. Check him out LIVE http://on.fb.me/savekainow 

Every donation removes plastic from Kai's future home and raises money for Project Kaisei's third ocean cleanup expedition, set for this summer. For more information about Project Kaisei's work click here.

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Poop to Plastic and Other Bio-degradable Plastics

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Coca-cola recently stocked shelves with their 'PlantBottle', hailed as the first 100% recyclable plant-based bottle which is a 70/30 mix of traditional plastics and bio-based plastics. While these new bottles can be recycled without gumming up recycling equipment, the down side is they aren't biodegradable. As the Pacific Gyre continues to grow, biodegradable plastics are starting to sound like a really good idea. Want to hear about some burgeoning technologies that are in the works to make plastic that is totally bio-degradable and made from plentiful materials like ....

Plastic Resin Recycling Codes - Chasing Arrows or Chasing our Tails?

What do you think? Should the Plastic Recycling #s Be Redesigned?
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I have heard a great deal of grumbling lately about the chasing arrows and the plastic resin numbering system. Today I noticed a blog post (full post written by Debra Atlas at Envirothink is below with a link to her original post). I wanted to solicit feedback from my colleagues who are focused on plastic recycling, as well as CSR and Sustainability leaders since pretty much all companies and supply chains have plastic as a byproduct or in packaging. You know the issues and opportunities related to plastics recycling better than anyone. What do YOU think?

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