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B.Y.O.B

Bring your own bag!

Today, Oʻahu will join the rest of the state in the plastic bag ban.  Retail stores will no longer provide plastic bags at the checkout, and some will offer paper or alternatives at a fee. 63 more words

New Cohort

And Even If You Don't

The other day, I bicycled down the street to the convenience store, because it was convenient. That shop is maybe half a mile away, the grocery stores are both two miles away, and all I wanted was a six pack of whatever crap brew their most upscale offerings currently were. 308 more words

New Mexico

Why you should stop buying plastic!

Take a look around you. Most of everything we consume or use in anyway is plastic or comes in plastic packaging, it’s no secret that plastic plays a role in our everyday lives. 743 more words

Garbage - Part 1: Pacific Garbage Patch

Two of the most interesting science-related destinations on earth are both garbage-related, so get ready for a garbage-themed two-part post.

Remember the duckies that floated around the oceans for years? 273 more words

Have Science Will Travel

marine debris treasures

One of the most interesting pieces of marine debris you can still find on the beaches of Midway Atoll are glass floats.  These are hand-blown glass balls that were used by Japanese fishermen as early as 1910 (They were first developed and used in Norway in the late 1800’s).   118 more words

Earth

Environment: "Microplastics are everywhere'

Plastic waste infiltrating many ocean ecosystems

Staff Report

FRISCO — Plastic pollution is far more widespread and prevalent in all the world’s oceans than more previously believed.  862 more words

Environment