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Plastic Innovations Need to be Fostered

By Doug Woodring

- Published on August 17, 2018 by GreenBiz

Plastic pollution in waterways and coastlines is an overall system failure of how we design, use and dispose of materials. The myriad of lightweight, durable plastics makes it incredibly hard to recover and sort these resources into usable quantities of similar polymer types. This reduces its embedded value and incentive for collection. The lack of localized recycling facilities in smaller cities, municipalities and rural areas exacerbates low recycling rates. By not having even basic recycling systems and relatively simple equipment in place, the opportunity to create value from our waste is lost.

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Plastic Innovations Need to be Fostered
Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport

By South China Morning Post

- Published on July 25, 2018 by Mark Agnew

The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, from Asia to Europe, in its 30th anniversary, along with the Turkish Olympic Committee, adopted the PDP Sport program to show its leadership as a sports event reducing its plastic and waste footprint from the event.

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Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport
Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim Adopts Plastic Reduction Methodology

By Simon Griffiths

- Published on July 22, 2018 by Outdoor Swimmer

“Plastic is a useful and valuable resource, especially to sports event organizers,” Woodring acknowledges. “However, plastic needs to be managed properly, and doing so can be an easy, but significant, step towards a more sustainable event. Plastic is often highly visible to event participants and those that use the location afterwards, so brands and events want to be careful about the image they leave behind, and also demonstrate that they are responsible and effective event organisers and supporters. In addition, plastic is a valuable commodity, and there are often strong economic reasons for ensuring it is not wasted. Plastic pollution can take hundreds of years to fully degrade, and in the meantime can cause ecosystem and health impacts.”

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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim Adopts Plastic Reduction Methodology
Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim - the First in Turkey to Undertake PDP Sport

By Ocean Recovery Alliance

- Published on July 16, 2018 by Ocean Recovery Alliance

“We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport program, as the first large scale global open water swim event, and first sporting event in Turkey, to be fully engaged on this topic of plastic waste reduction, particularly given that this is our 30th anniversary of the event”, said Mr. Nihat Usta, the president of the Bosphorus Committee of Turkish Olympic Committee.

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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim - the First in Turkey to Undertake PDP Sport
 

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