May 3, 2018

Hawaii Passes Landmark Law Banning Sunscreen Chemicals That Destroy Coral

While sunscreen is crucial to protecting us from the sun's harmful rays, several ingredients in popular brands are damaging the environment. And now, the Hawaiian legislature is doing something about it.  A bill that would outlaw sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate—which have been linked to the death of coral reefs—landed on the desk of Governor David Ige, gaining a nearly unanimous vote.

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April 30, 2018

UK Pledges to Ban Plastic Straws and Other Single-Use Plastics

As global ocean plastic pollution problems become increasingly dire, the UK is taking another step toward reducing waste. After charging for plastic shopping bags saw an 85% decrease in usage, the British government is beginning to move toward a ban on all single-use plastics. Plastic drinking straws, Q-tips, and other single-use plastics are on the chopping block, with a possible ban going into effect early next year.

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April 13, 2018

Adidas Sells 1 Million Pairs of Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic

Adidas continues to make strides in efforts to combat plastic pollution and is expanding its collaboration with environmental conservationists Parley for the Oceans. Adidas first debuted their collaboration in 2015, with a prototype made from ocean plastic harvested off the coast of West Africa. With an upper made of 95% ocean plastic, Adidas has continued to expand their line of Ultraboost, Ultraboost X, and Ultraboost Uncaged shoes.

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