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ATIR Global Erg Challenge Hong Kong

By Mark Agnew

- Published on November 24, 2018 by South China Morning Post

The ATIR coastal rowing race is simultaneously being hosted on rowing machines in the ATIR Global Erg Challenge. Competitors from around the world can sit in the gym and row on a pre-recorded video that matches their speed via an app called Kinomap. One such man is Erden Eruc, who will be rowing around the Island from Seattle. The American is no stranger to pulling oars, as he rowed unsupported across the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. “I think I have the mental stamina, but I dread the experience,” he said, adding that even when training for Ocean rowing he never spent more than 40 minutes on a rowing machine.

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ATIR Global Erg Challenge Hong Kong
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
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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