Pollution Solutions – Oil/Plastics


Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Searches for Real Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

Source: wehatetowaste.com Published: January 18, 2017 R. Prince-Ruiz studies ocean plastic waste for the Refill Bristol initiative in Bristol, UK. (Image: Michelle Cassar, Cassar Photography/Being PALL) Rebecca Prince-Ruiz “If you’re like me, you address the issue of...

Nonprofit Using Surplus Hair to Help Clean Up Oil Spills

Source: nbcbayarea.com Published: December 17, 2016 By Garvin Thomas Matter Of Trust specializes in connecting people who have too much of a resource with people who could put it to good use. Turing hair into mats to clean up oil spills has been a perfect fit for...

This Company Turns Plastic Bottle Trash from The Ocean into Clothing

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: September 27, 2016 Bionic Yarn has transformed millions of bottles recovered from shorelines. A jacket made with Bionic Yarn’s thread. Courtesy of Bionic Yarn By Kimberly Yam This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign,...

Grandmas Use Discarded Plastic Bags to Make Beds for The Homeless

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: September 13, 2016 Crocheting has never been so badass. By Yagana Shah You might not think much of those plastic shopping bags you’ve been hoarding in the kitchen, but a group of resourceful older women in Tennessee are putting...

OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign

Source: onelessstraw.org Published: August 26, 2016 Attention all teachers, school superintendents and community groups; My name is Olivia (13) and together with my brother Carter (15) we started our own nonprofit called One More Generation (OMG) back in 2009 in an...

A Tale of Thousands of Dumps

Source: saveonenergy.com Published: August 9, 2016 The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash every single day. It may not seem all that astonishing on the surface, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily...

Guy Donated His Hipster Beard to Help Soak Up Future Oil Spills

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: June 1, 2016 By Elyse Wanshel Shaving a longtime beard can be a total buzzkill. But when it came time for Scott Boback to get rid of the facial hair that took 20 months to grow, he made the most of it by donating it to a good...