How Bans on Importing Waste Have Thrown Global Recycling Into Chaos

For years, wealthy countries like the U.S. have been handling their surplus of plastic waste by shipping it off to China and other countries who were willing to purchase it and turn it into recycled goods. An estimated 70% of the worlds plastic waste was being shipped to...

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How Poor Waste Management is Killing Our Oceans

Every year, billions of pounds of trash are finding their way into our oceans and devastating our environment. But how is all this trash getting there, and what can be done to stop it? Poor waste management is to blame for much of the plastic and other waste...

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Cleanup Update: How RIO Will Tackle the Historic Cleanup of Tanjung Burung Beach

From January 16th - February 6th, RIO will be making history as we amass hundreds of locals and resources to tackle one of the most polluted beaches in the world: Tanjung Burung in Indonesia. As “The Big Day” approaches, we are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support we...

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How to Reduce Your Plastic Waste in 2021

After what has felt like a marathon, we finally closed the book on 2020, a year with more plot twists than an M. Night Shyamalan film. We’re all ready for 2021 to be a better year, and RIO is already putting that drive into motion as we get...

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