VICE’s Isobel Yeung traveled to the shores of Hawaii and the coast of the North Sea to see the deployment of Slat’s prototype and discuss the feasibility of saving our world’s oceans.
By the end of the century, warming on our current trajectory would cost the US economy upward of $500 billion a year in crop damage, lost labor, and extreme weather damages, according to a report of the U.S. Global Change Research Program which the White House released on the day after Thanksgiving. The Great Recession […]
Starbucks, Disney parks, and the European Union all have single-use plastic straw bans in the works, Vox reports. While straws only amount to about 0.03 percent of total plastic waste by mass, campaigns against straws are really about putting a “face” on the broader issue of single-use plastic pollution. “Our straw campaign is not really […]
At the moment, one garbage truck-ful of plastic is dumped into Earth’s oceans every minute. The rate is set to double by 2030, and then double again by 2050. That’s the context in which New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state. “The blight of plastic bags takes a […]