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The Plastic Disclosure Project

By Akhila Vijayaraghavan

- Published on November 15, 2011 by TriplePundit

Everybody is familiar with ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ which is present in the North Pacific gyre, one of the five gyres of our ocean systems. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), more than 7,000,000…

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The ethical price of groceries Is it deemed OK to use plastic bags again?

By Lucy Siegle

- Published on November 15, 2011 by The Observer / guardian.co.uk

Plastic bag use is on the increase and that's very disappointing. After a dip in individual bag use from 2002 to 2009, last year we were back up to getting through 475m a month. But that's so like plastic. Doug Woodring is a campa…

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Here comes the Plastic Disclosure Project

By Kaj Embren

- Published on November 15, 2011 by kajembren.com

About 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. Only about 10 percent of that is recycled. Of the plastic that is simply trashed, an estimated seven million tons ends up in the sea each year.The U.S. National Oce…

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Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

By Jessica Dailey

- Published on November 15, 2011 by inhabitat, design will serve the world

We’re all very familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint, but have you ever thought about your plastic footprint? Well, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) wants us to start. And considering the detrimental effects that pla…

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