Tag: plastic pollution

How Close Are We to Reinventing Plastic?

How Close Are We to Reinventing Plastic?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE. FROM THE CAMERA RECORDING ME RIGHT NOW, TO THE DEVICE YOU’RE WATCHING THIS ON, THE CLOTHES THAT WE’RE WEARING… THE GALLON OF MILK YOU DRANK  STRAIGHT OUT OF THIS MORNING, AND THE FRIDGE THAT YOU POPPED IT BACK INTO… WHICH IS GROSS, BY THE WAY. BUT THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S A PRETTY AWESOME […]

Plans to make products from the plastic catch | MISSION ONE COMPLETED

Plans to make products from the plastic catch | MISSION ONE COMPLETED

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 14, 2019

Capturing plastic really did something. Seeing the system out there seeing the plastic being caught. Seeing something that works that performs like expected, builds confidence in what we’re doing And that we’re on the right track at this moment. You see it? yeah! It’s all tiny particles also! We choked the majority of the plastic. […]

How to tackle ocean plastic pollution and poverty | Indonesia | SC Johnson & Plastic Bank

How to tackle ocean plastic pollution and poverty | Indonesia | SC Johnson & Plastic Bank

By Micah Moen 2 Comments December 12, 2019

Ever wonder what happens to all those single use plastics, forks and spoons, water bottles, and plastic bags you tossed? Unfortunately they can end up here, in the big Blue. Every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. What if all the plastic floating in the ocean could become tools to […]

Danny Green vs Ocean Plastic | Natreve Wellness | Plastic Bank

Danny Green vs Ocean Plastic | Natreve Wellness | Plastic Bank

By Micah Moen 2 Comments December 8, 2019

♪ White Collar Crime by Stockz ♪ (plastic bottles rattling) That’s what goes into the ocean every minute? Sheesh. That’s a lot of plastic, man. This one’s going to be tough. I’m going to need the whole rack. (clang) Ugh! Wow. This is like a half-court shot. [Spectator] Woo! You got it! There we go! […]

World Oceans Day 2018! | BLUE WORLD ACADEMY

World Oceans Day 2018! | BLUE WORLD ACADEMY

By Micah Moen 85 Comments December 6, 2019

Hey Everyone! Today is World Oceans Day 2018! Never heard of it? World Oceans Day was originally created by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada way back in 1992. It started gaining a lot of momentum by 2002 and was finally officially recognized by the UN in 2008. So […]

How did one mysterious yellow bottle help grow the world’s largest ocean cleanup company?

How did one mysterious yellow bottle help grow the world’s largest ocean cleanup company?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 29, 2019

The story begins when a mysterious yellow bottle washed up on a shoreline. Then two yellow bottles, three yellow bottles, you get the point. Tons of yellow bottles are washing on to South Florida’s shorelines. Why? At first glance they could be mustard bottles – look closely and you’ll notice a clue, vinagre. Confused? Hang […]

Have you heard of microplastics?

Have you heard of microplastics?

By Micah Moen 32 Comments November 24, 2019

There’s something very tiny, long-lasting, and super abundant that’s plaguing our ocean. And it goes by the name of microplastics, and seeing that it’s causing quite the catastrophe, we wanted to find out – how much do beachgoers actually know about it? What is a microplastic? Ummm.. I don’t know. That’s a good question. It’s […]

Healthy Oceans: Preventing Plastic Pollution | California Academy of Sciences

Healthy Oceans: Preventing Plastic Pollution | California Academy of Sciences

By Micah Moen 5 Comments November 16, 2019

♪ (intro music) ♪ Why is plastic so common? Well, it’s lightweight, it’s durable, and it doesn’t biodegrade or get broken down by bacteria like, say, paper does. and while this might seem good for transporting your soda, chips and cheese cheaply over long distances, while keeping them fresh, there are downsides to plastics. Durability […]

What Are Microplastics And How Are They Harming Our Oceans? Plastic Pollution – Behind the News

What Are Microplastics And How Are They Harming Our Oceans? Plastic Pollution – Behind the News

By Micah Moen 5 Comments November 11, 2019

Come to a place like this and you’ll see loads and loads of rubbish. But it could be the trash you haven’t seen that’s causing the biggest problems. Those little bright flecks you can see down there are called microplastic and researchers say this miniature rubbish is causing some major problems. Microplastics form when bigger […]

Blue Habits | Episode 1: Palau, featuring Fisk Johnson | Oceanic Society

Blue Habits | Episode 1: Palau, featuring Fisk Johnson | Oceanic Society

By Micah Moen 1 Comment November 10, 2019

(ocean waves splashing) (soft chiming music) – [Fisk Voiceover] I’ve been diving virtually all my life. I’ve had the opportunity to grow up around the ocean. And have a chance to experience first-hand the amazing wonder that is under sea. It is truly like being on a different planet when you’re down there and the […]