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California Passes Plastic Bag Ban

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August 30, 2014
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California has passed a state-wide ban on plastic bags: the measure now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk for approval. Video provided by Newsy


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Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

France 24 (Apr. 11, 2013) — Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment, the government launched a radical policy to ban all non-biodegradable plastic from the country.
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Teen Proposes Floating Booms to Clean Ocean

Teen Proposes Floating Booms to Clean Ocean

Buzz60 (Sep. 10, 2013) — A teen from Holland is proposing a plan that could potentially rid the oceans of plastic in 5 years with a series of floating booms. The booms would be anchored to the sea floor where ocean currents would push the plastic into the arms and eventually into a collection bin where it would be recycled. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Man Tackles Ocean Garbage One Scrap at a Time

Man Tackles Ocean Garbage One Scrap at a Time

Radio Netherlands (Apr. 2, 2012) — A Dutchman has launched a campaign to clean up the planet's "plastic soup". The Great Garbage Patch, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, contains high concentrations of plastic, chemical sludge and other debris.
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Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Shrink, Scientists Say

Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Shrink, Scientists Say

Newsy (Sep. 11, 2013) — Scientists say Arctic sea ice has been retreating more and more with every year that passes, and they believe it hit a new low this past winter.
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