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In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the difficulties surrounding the Zero Waste lifestyle, especially for beginners. Specifically, I look at how the Zero Waste lifestyle is a good solution to individual waste and single-use items for those that are able, but for beginners, the extremes of Zero Waste can be daunting. So, Zero Waste alternatives are essential for those (or beginners) interested in creating meaningful and lasting change within their system. At the end of the day, Zero Waste can be effective but it can also be daunting and turn many people off exploring their relationship with waste.
The world’s oceans are already drowning in plastic trash. And instead of working to stem the tide of pollution, plastic manufacturers want to dramatically increase U.S. plastic production over the next decade.
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Tackling plastic waste is one of the critical obstacles to achieving a circular economy. At the 2019 Pacific Summit, Kosi Latu, Deputy Director or SPREP, explains what the challenges facing the Pacific region are in relation to plastic waste, and what can be done to address them.
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by world record breaking sailor Ellen MacArthur. Since its creation the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia. With the support of its Core Philanthropic Partners SUN, MAVA and People's Postcode Lottery and Knowledge Partners Arup, IDEO, McKinsey & Company and SYSTEMIQ.
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We need to be constantly vigilant when it comes to protecting oceans from pollution, says Sara Aminzadeh, Commissioner with the California Coastal Commission. The evolution of public and environmental health protection must keep up with the risks and potential harm that come with rapid industrial and technological innovations.
How to Scale Solutions for Ocean Health? Make them Profitable.
In today's capital-driven society, investing money in ocean tech entrepreneurs is the way to create truly scaleable change, says Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.
Simon Bernard, Expedition Leader of Plastic Odyssey presents you the first round-the-world expedition on a boat powered solely by plastic waste.
Simon graduated from the French Merchant Navy Academy (ENSM). He has sailed on several merchant vessels as a deck officer and engine officer. Passionate about finding solutions to environmental issues, he carried out several studies and projects on eco-friendly ships, CO2 emission reduction, circular economy, and low technologies for developing countries.
In 2016, he won the Green Tech Award initiated by the Ministry of the environment before founding the Plastic Odyssey NGO that aims to reduce the ocean’s pollution by promoting plastic recycling solutions adapted to developing countries.
This talk discusses:
- The mystery of the missing plastic: why pollution is not about a continent of plastic
- The challenge behind Plastic Odyssey: how open innovation could help to reduce the plastic leakage
- How we can all be part of the solution toward a circular economy
Connect online at @simn_bernard and @PlasticOdyssey
Most of us know the Arctic exists, but how many have had the chance to see it for ourselves? In our new series Frozen Islands, Arctic Seas, conservation biologist Joshua Powell gives us a glimpse of the remote Russian High Arctic and discusses issues vital to biodiversity in the region. This week, he talks about the threat of plastic waste, which seabirds often mistake for bits of fish. New episodes every Wednesday - subscribe now so you don’t miss out!
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Peter Kohler, founder of The Plastic Tide project, and Dr. Stefan Leutenegger, Lecturer in Robotics at Imperial College London, discuss how the ocean is under siege from an ever-increasing tide of waste, and how technology like machine learning and drones can help us fix the issue.
Threatening not only a vital economic resource worth an estimated $5 trillion a year but also humanity’s very own life support. The Plastic Tide initiative was started almost two years ago, with the aim of quantifying the problem using drone imagery of UK beaches and beyond: raised awareness and precise data will hopefully drive solutions at societal, political, and technological levels.
They have collected a huge database of drone imagery around UK beaches last year, and a prototype algorithm developed already combines a deep-learning-based plastic detection scheme in the images with geo-referenced mapping. The speakers will show early results and present related research in the space of localization, mapping, and drone flight; and furthermore, sketch the way forward to limit the plastic tide swamping our oceans.
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Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster says, "The best way to talk about climate is just to take an action yourself, then share with your friends how it has made your life better ... believe that the cycle will repeat" #LetsTalkClimate
Plastics are durable, light and versatile. However, they take up to 400 years to decompose. This will affect people’s lives for the next 16 generations.
Our excessive use of plastics is impacting ocean health and biodiversity. By 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight.
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