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PLASTIC TO BE REMOVED FROM SOAP

If you use exfoliating soaps, you might not know those little beads may be made of plastic — or think about what happens to them when they go down the drain. But it’s on the minds of marine science researchers, as well as a major company. Unilever, the company that makes Dove soaps, Vaseline, Pond’s […]

TURNING TRASH INTO ART

I saw these images and fell in love with them so I reached out to John for a quick interview. John, we received your contributions for One Foot at a TIme and they are amazing. Give us a snippet of who you are, where do you live and what’s your 9 – 5? Well, I started surfing […]

PLASTIC INVADES ARCTIC SEAFLOOR

Researchers were stunned to find that plastic trash has infiltrated even the most remote places on the planet – the arctic seafloor. Read the whole story on The Mother Nature Network

STUDENTS CREATE PLASTIC WHALE

Students at Olympic College Bremerton created an 18-foot baby gray whale from recycled materials.  The students took on the project after their art professor, Marie Weichman, heard about gray whale that washed ashore in Seattle.  Researchers discovered that the animal had a large number of plastic bags in it’s stomach. The Whale Project opens Thursday […]

THE PLASTICS BREAKDOWN: AN INFOGRAPHIC

Check out this amazing infographic from our friends at One World, One Ocean which details how plastic impacts our marine environment: CLICK HERE to see the full size infographic

SLO BAG BAN UPHELD IN COURT

  On the same day a plastic bag ban went into effect, a challenge to the controversial law impacting grocery and other retail outlets across San Luis Obispo County was shot down by a SLO County Superior Court judge. On Oct. 1, stores across the county stopped using the bags, which proponents of the law […]

PLASTIC DEBRIS FOUND IN ANTARTICA

  The Smithsonian.com reports that researchers collecting samples in the Southern Ocean (the waters that encircle Antarctica) have detected remarkably high levels of plastic pollutants in a habitat that was widely considered to be unspoiled. “We had always assumed that this was a pristine environment, very little touched by human beings,” Chris Bowler, one of the […]

GRAY WHALE SUCCUMBS TO ENTANGLEMENT

This female gray whale died recently after being entangled in discarded line. Approximately one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year due to ingestion of, or entanglement in plastic. Read the whole story in San Pedro News Pilot

CALIFORNIA CONSIDERS BAG BAN

Lawmakers in California will be voting this week on Assembly Bill 298, which would ban single-use plastic bags from being distributed in supermarkets and pharmacies. Single use bags have been targeted by environmental groups and others recently due to their light weight and the fact that they last indefinitely once out in the environment. It […]

ONE FOOT AT A TIME — AUSTIN, TX

Matt Kuhn, with the Surfrider Central Texas Chapter, put together this awesome video of himself cleaning up trash at Shoal Creek (in Austin) and compiling his One Foot at a Time templates.  

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