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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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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%VideoOct 2010

Eight ways to recycle a 2 litre bottle of plastic

Did you know Americans throw away 2 million plastic bottles an hour. We're gonna need a lot of bird-feeders.

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87%VideoJan 2008

Ocean Trash

Where does all that tossed rubbish go?

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87%VideoMay 2009

Synthetic sea, the world's biggest garbage dump

Plastic floating in the open ocean is causing a global environmental catastrophe

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87%VideoMay 2010

Albatrosses eat plastic floating in the ocean

A Hawaiian student lays out the plastic items found in stomachs of albatrosses. A reminder that plastic doesn't go away, even when eaten.

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