The cleanup system is heading to a location 240 nautical miles offshore for a two-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Each pair uses an average of 11 plastic bottles and incorporates recycled plastic into the laces, heel webbing, heel lining and sock liner covers.
Single-use non-biodegradable plastic, including bags and polystyrene takeaway containers, will be banned in Vanuatu from January 31, as the Government tries to control a growing plastic waste problem.
The main goal of the satellite is to increase the accuracy of forecasts for storms, hurricanes, and cyclones that originate in the oceans.
Albertsons Companies announced that it has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, known as the “Oceans Goal.”
The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.
In a historic conservation move the government of the United Republic of Tanzania has announced the ban on plastic bag use beginning June 1, 2019.
A record amount of new solar capacity has been fitted to Australia’s households and businesses in the first three months of this year, an increase of 46% on the same period last year.
Researchers have finally discovered an antidote to the deadly sting that is delivered by the most venomous creature on earth – the Australian box jellyfish. Each box jellyfish carries enough venom to kill more than 60 humans.
17-year-old Caroline Marks became the first woman to win the same $100,000 prize as her male counterparts earlier this week when she won the first competition of the 2019 World Surf League’s Championship Tour.
Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced that the Indonesian province of Bali is officially banning single-use plastics. The country produces 3.2 million tons of plastic annually.
Sydney will purchase only 100% renewable energy that’s generated by wind or solar starting next year.
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Australia is adding one mega-solar project equivalent per month, with the current installed base of 10 gigawatts projected to double by the end of 2020. The latest mega-solar project is a 333 MW project in Griffith, New South Wales.
The massive 5100-acre solar farm will be built in three 500 MW sections with 500 MWh of battery storage.
The government estimates that the project, which will run until 2050, will eventually remove 18 million tons of greenhouse gases per years.
“2018 will go down as the year that fossil fuels began an inexorable decline in Australia’s electricity supply.”
“We surveyed over 14,000 coral colonies at 20 sites along the West Hawaii coast from Kawaihae to Keauhou and were thrilled to see that many of the area’s reefs have stabilized, which is the first step toward recovery.”
Bali is facing a plastic pollution crisis, producing over 3,800 tonnes of waste every day and has now drafted a bylaw on tourist contributions for the environment and cultural preservation. The ‘tourist tax’ will involve a fee of $10 for overseas visitors to the island.
Adidas have collaborated with Parley for the Oceans, a company that intercepts plastic from beaches before it can reach the oceans. This plastic is then upcycled and made into a yarn becoming a key component of the upper material of Adidas footwear.
The single-use plastic ban was introduced earlier this year and yesterday the European commission agreed a deal to set the ban in place.
When Australia’s two largest supermarket chains banned plastic bags three months ago, it led to an 80 percent reduction in the country’s overall consumption of plastic bags.
The popular beer company Corona is to become the first global brand to trial fully plastic-free six-pack can rings made from plant-based, biodegradable fibers.