How COVID-19 Has Impacted Ocean Pollution

Before COVID-19 completely reshaped our lives, plastic pollution in our oceans was a mounting problem, with an estimated 8 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year. Now, with plastic facemasks and takeout some of the stars of our new normal, COVID-19 has become as much a...

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Why We Need A Circular Economy for Plastics

Since the invention of cheap, flexible plastics, we have always looked at plastic as a “disposable” resource. Something to be used once and they conveniently tossed away where it can…just sit. Plastic doesn’t decompose or degrade like natural materials, so from its invention, the idea of plastics being...

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How RIO Launched the Biggest Beach Cleanup in History

From January 12th-28th, 2021, RIO plans to make history by cleaning up the largest amount of plastic ever removed from a beach in a single day. This event is over a year in the making, and hurdle after hurdle has been cleared on the journey to where we...

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How Deforestation Causes Forest Fires

From Colorado to Australia, our woodlands are igniting faster and hotter than ever. The damages these fires cause rack up costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars and destroy the oxygen-producing flora that our planet depends on for clean, breathable air.   But the damage doesn’t start...

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