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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
GreenBiz - On Brands and Social Responsibility

By GreenBiz

- Published on July 9, 2018 by GreenBiz

This is where investors such as Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, or Goldman Sachs, with its new environmental investment policies, will begin to make a difference in who they chose to invest in. It is not worth their time, or investor's money, to be caught out on a limb on such a large-scale, obvious "hot topic" that has the potential to ignite, regardless of what "tradition" says along the way.

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GreenBiz - On Brands and Social Responsibility
Reading the Tea Leaves with Disposable Plastic

By Doug Woodring

- Published on June 22, 2018 by EcoBusiness

On a daily basis, more people are impacted by trash and dirty water than by climate change. This is not to say that one problem is bigger than the other, but plastic pollution is one of the more complicated issues to solve as it is so widely dispersed. Dirty water from trash impacts drinking water, hygiene, disease, tourism, and air pollution from open-pit burning of trash. It also impacts fishing, agriculture, maritime transport, and ecosystems on land and water, and the carrying of toxicity in broken-up micro plastic, which has entered the human food chain.

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Reading the Tea Leaves with Disposable Plastic
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