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96%VideoFeb 2013

Midway, located in the middle of an ocean of garbage

(3:55) Midway Island, an uninhabited 2.4-sq-mile atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent, is the home to 67–70% of the world's Laysan Albatross population, and 34–39% of the global Black-footed Albatross.

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93%VideoJan 2015

20-year-old with a plan to rid the oceans of plastic

(12:11) Dutch inventor, environmentalist and aerospace engineering student Boyan Slat is working on methods of clearing plastic waste from the sea.

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93%VideoJan 2018

Break down styrofoam in days instead of hundreds of years

(5:52) A study showed that common mealworms could eat, survive on, and break down styrofoam.

92%VideoOct 2010

Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that not only protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens, but also the environment. TED Talks 2010.

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91%VideoDec 2012

Plant Plastic

(3:10) Are plant-based plastics the future?

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89%VideoAug 2010

Machine converts plastic back to oil

Plastic is made from oil, so it's probably not difficult to convert it back. At least those were the thoughts of Akinori Ito embarking on a mission to invent a machine to do just that.

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88%VideoAug 2013

Beijing subway installs recycling machines that pay out

(3:02) Chinese company installs recycling machines that add credit to travel card cards in return for recyclable plastic bottles.

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88%VideoMar 2018

David Katz - The surprising solution to ocean plastic

(11:53) Social plastic, the bitcoin for the Earth.

88%VideoMar 2018

Ocean currents bring plastic, so much plastic!

(2:34) Diver captures shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish in Bali.

88%AnimationMar 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

(2:40) The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California.

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