Category Archives: Local and Global News

5 Trillion Pieces of Floating Plastic

A major new study of the world’s oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that’s nearly 700 pieces per person. The study, published in the journal PLOS One by Marcus Eriksen of theFive

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We Recycle Cigarette Butts

For the past few months, Pacifica Beach Coalition has been recycling the cigarette butts collected during the beach cleanups! Have you heard of Terra Cycle? TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of

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