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Tuesday, July 10,2012

5 Simple Ways To Drastically Reduce Our Plastic Consumption

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We’re not going to stop making plastic any time soon. But to prevent that plastic from spreading everywhere, we need to do a better job managing it. A recent conference brought together experts to think of some easy ways to do just that.

The problem of marine plastics pollution--and plastics pollution in general--is well documented; by some estimates, up to 90% of debris in oceans is plastic of one form or another. But what to do about it? The Hong Kong-based NGO Ocean Recovery Alliance recently organized an event in Rio to look at solutions. Here director Doug Woodring talks through some of them.

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