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Antigua and Barbuda bans plastic bags

On July 1st, 2016, the nation of Antigua and Barbuda started its ban of single use plastic grocery bags. They join a movement to ban or tax single use plastic bags that involves many countries, states, and municipalities including much of Hawaii, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Netherlands, Italy, China, and others. Antigua and Barbuda’s commitment to this issue sets an example that even smaller […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, economy, Endangered species, Policy|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Our Plastic Problem is making the news

As a graduate student I have email alerts for various marine science subjects to try and keep up to date with the latest articles, news posts, blogs, etc. Well, this past week I had an influx of alerts regarding the tremendous amount of plastic that is going into our oceans and wanted to share. Here an article predicts that by 2050 the ratio to plastic mass: fish mass will exceed 1; currently the ratio is 1:5. More so, another article [here] summarizes Jan Zalasiewicz et al. 2016 findings in how humans have created a ‘plastic planet’. […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, Food, pollution|Tags: , , |0 Comments