| trash talkin’ on tuesday – waste to waves | Why You Need to Give All Your Styrofoam to These Guys So They Can Make Surfboards

I talk about plastic pollution. A lot. But one thing I don’t often touch on is actually one of the biggest offenders — polystyrene, or as you probably know it, styrofoam. According to the Environmental Production Agency, styrofoam is the fifth largest source of hazardous waste in the United States. The production, use and disposal […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – thread international | Thread International, the Company Turning Haiti’s Trash Into Fabric (And Creating Jobs While Doing It)

I’ll admit it, few materials in life are as convenient as plastic. It is used for gosh-darn, quite near everything in our lives — vehicles, packaging, electronics, clothing. I mean, you name it, plastic is probably in it. I’ll also admit that I may or may not sometimes overdo it when it comes to talking […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – riz boardshorts | A Garbage Truck Worth of Plastic Is Entering Our Ocean Every Minute, But Riz Boardshorts Wants to Turn That Plastic Pollution Into Modern Boardshorts With An Old School Feel

By now you have probably heard about about the plastic pollution that is clogging our oceans. Some estimates put plastic use at 300 million tons per year, with only 8% of it getting recycled. , Americans alone discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year. And Greenpeace estimates that the amount of plastic […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – liar the label | The Swimwear Company Turning Plastic Bottles Into Stylish Swimsuits

Joey Active Crop Top in Stripe If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times — our oceans have a pollution problem. Between the plastic pollution, caused from plastic bottles, straws and all of the other millions of plastic things in our lives and the issues surrounding  “ghost fishing” and “ghost gear,” we’ve […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – plaine products | Plaine Products Is On A Mission To Make It Easy For You To Reduce Single Use Plastics In the Bathroom

You guys. We. Have. A. Plastic. Problem. I know, I know, I’ve said that before. But I think it’s worth saying again, and just in case you haven’t been paying attention, let me catch you up to speed: Some estimates put plastic use at nearly 300 million tons annually, and according to the Plastic Pollution […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – woodlike ocean | You Wouldn’t Believe How Many Tons of Fishing Gear Are Left in Our Oceans Every Year, But Woodlike Ocean is Here to Help

I may or may not have mentioned that there’s a little problem in our oceans called ghost nets before (hint: I absolutely did mention it). But for those of you who don’t know, according to World Animal Protection International, an estimated 640,000 metric tons of fishing gear — including nets, lines and traps — are […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – kiss the sky performance yoga mats | Your Yoga Mat Might Have Been Made With Cancer Causing Materials, But This Company Is Better

I know, I know, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but I’m going to say it again anyway — we have a plastic problem. But in case you haven’t been reading, according to a 2015 study, an estimated 19.4 billion pounds of plastic wind up in the world’s oceans each year. And I […]

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| trash talkin’ on Tuesday – bureo | One Company Turning Discarded Fishing Nets Into New Skateboards

According to a 2014 report from World Animal Protection International, an estimated 640,000 metric tons of fishing gear are left in our oceans every year. This makes discarded fishing nets approximately 10% of the plastic pollution in our oceans. And if the contribution to our plastic pollution problem weren’t concerning enough, these nets, called ghost […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – eco at heart | Why You Should Stop Using Plastic Straws Immediately & the Company That Will Help You Do Just That

  I’ve mentioned our plastic problem before, but what many people don’t realize that one of the biggest culprits contributing to the problem is a product they probably use on a daily basis — plastic straws. Nowadays plastic straws come in nearly every single drink you consume — from your iced coffee in the morning, to […]

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