Bioplastics

Five Global Companies Pledge Cooperation on Bioplastics. Coca-Cola Ford Motor Heinz Nike  Procter & Gamble Please follow,like us, and share:

How much oil is used to make plastic?

  According to the EIA In the United States, plastics are made from liquid petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas. LPG are by-products of petroleum refining, and NGL are removed from natural gas before it enters transmission pipelines. In 2010, about 191 million barrels of LPG and NGL were used in…

Why are Plastic Bags Bad for the Environment?

Wildlife mistake plastic, plastic debris, etc… for food, choke, and die. they don’t break down in landfills they add to our demand for oil China’s Bag Ban Saved 1.6 Million Tons of Oil # of Plastic Made/Year > # of Plastic Bags being recycled 90 percent of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled. They take…

How Many Countries and Cities Have Banned Plastic Bags?

The following list is made up of all the countries whom have banned Plastic bags. *OB=Outright Ban 1.Germany South Africa, (OB) 2,Italy, (OB 2010) 3.Australia, (OB in supermarkets 2008) 4.India, (OB in area’s including Mumbai) 5.Somalia, (OB) 6.Botswana, (OB) 7.Philippines, (OB, coming soon) 8.Uganda, (OB) 9.Kenya, (OB) 10.Japan 11.Turkey 12.Zanzibar, (OB) 13.Eritrea, (OB) 14.Ethiopia, (OB) 15.Papua…

Gyres?

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Why I Care

Before… I go all research-based on you guys, I’d like to let you know Plastic Continents was not created to change you, who you are, or what you believe.  On the contrary!  Plastic Continents is something I came up with originally when I was asked my second year of college, a pre-med student then,  “where do you see yourself in…

7 Types

  According to the EPA (The United States Environmental Protection Agency): *Americans generated 31 million tons of plastics in 2010, about 12 percent of the waste stream. *Only eight percent of plastics were recycled in 2010. Want to See What Kind of Objects belong to what number? Click here Please follow,like us, and share:

Charles Moore’s Relationship With Plastic

In 1997, while returning to southern California after finishing the Los Angeles-to-Hawaii Yatch sailing race, he and his crew caught sight of trash floating in the North Pacific Gyre. He has since dedicated his life to understanding and remediating the ocean’s plastic load. He has written articles about the extent of this garbage, and the effects on sea life, which…

“What in the world… Is this Real?”

Unfortunately, yes, this is very real. We have known about this for a little over a decade. But it’s truly thanks to  Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation,  the “Great Pacific Patch” was reported to the public in 1997.  (More on this Story) Please follow,like us, and share: