Tag: Pacific garbage patch

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 8, 2019

It’s no secret. We have got a trash problem. Every year, we produce about 300 million metric tons of plastic globally. These plastics can end up in rivers, oceans, and eventually our food chain. But a group called The Ocean Cleanup says that their new suite of technologies can help address this growing problem. When […]

Meet Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup Project | One Small Step | NowThis

Meet Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup Project | One Small Step | NowThis

By Micah Moen 11 Comments November 3, 2019

It’s an initiative by entrepreneur and engineer, Well now, they have a new technology, a way to tackle ocean plastic like never before, and I’m gonna get to talk to Boyan, on his computer, live from the Netherlands. This is a One Small Step spotlight. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk […]

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]

What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce

What really happens to the plastic you throw away – Emma Bryce

By Micah Moen 42 Comments July 1, 2019

المترجم: Areeb Mbالمدقّق: Anwar Dafa-Alla هذه قصة ثلاث علب بلاستيكية فارغة ومرميّة وعلى وشك أن تختلف طرق رحلاتها وبنتائج أقل تأثير تتسبب به يتعلق بمصير الكوكب ولكنها ليست على هذا الحال دائما لفهم أين ينتهي حال هذه العلب فيجب علينا أولًا أن نستكشف مصدرها الأصلي أبطال قصتنا تم صنعهم في معمل التكرير هذا البلاستيك في […]