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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
Fiery Fury, Not Hide and Bury

By Doug Woodring

- Published on October 8, 2015 by Harbour Times

Plastic to Fuel and the opportunities for our many communities which do not have the recycling infrastructure to handle all types of plastic waste.

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Who Wears the Trousers…on Ocean Plastics!

By Global Ocean Commission

- Published on October 7, 2015 by Global Ocean Commission

During the Ocean Summit held in Valparaiso, Chile, José María Figueres, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission and former President of Costa Rica, donned a suit and sunglasses made from plastic waste to help bring awareness to the harmful effects of plastics on ocean life and highlight innovative uses for plastic waste.

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Plasticity Forum Focuses on Innovative Solutions to the Plastics Waste Problem

By Robert Grace

- Published on August 3, 2015 by Prospector

Plasticity Forum, held June 8-9 in the coastal city of Cascais, took a long, hard look at many of the broader aspects related to plastics waste recovery, reuse and management.

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