Category Archives: Beach & International Coastal Clean-up

How One Company is Recycling and Reusing Plastic Waste in the Ocean

by Lauren Ferrucci
We’ve all seen pictures of sea life caught in six pack rings, and plastic bags washed up on shore.  Not only is it heartbreaking, but it pollutes our environment and is a waste of materials. Have you ever wished that something could be done?
 
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Posted in Beach & International Coastal Clean-up, Litter, Oceans, Plastics, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs), Uncategorized |coastal cleanup ocean plastic reuse

Where in the World is the Great Garbage Patch?

by Danielle Cotter
Could you pinpoint the North Pacific Gyre on a map? In which country is the world’s largest landfill located? Don’t feel bad if you can’t answer either of these questions–you’re certainly not alone if you can’t. In today’s throwaway culture, most people don’t give their trash a second thought; as soon more »

Posted in Beach & International Coastal Clean-up, Featured, Oceans, Uncategorized |landfill litter oceans pollution turtle

Pick it up! Volunteers Needed to Clean-Up the Beach

by Dawn Quirk
In coordination with the UMASS Boston initiative COASTSWEEP and the Ocean Conservancy’s 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, Dawn Quirk, our campus recycling coordinator, is organizing a local clean-up. It will take place this Saturday, September 24, 2010. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 9am-12pm.If you want to lend a hand to get rid more »

Posted in Beach & International Coastal Clean-up, Uncategorized |beach clean up clean up oceans

Pick it up! Volunteers Needed to Clean-Up the Beach

by Dawn Quirk

In coordination with the UMASS Boston initiative COASTSWEEP and the Ocean Conservancy’s 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, Dawn Quirk, our campus recycling coordinator, is organizing a local clean-up. It will take place this Saturday, September 24, 2010. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 10am and 2pm. People can sign up for more »

Posted in Beach & International Coastal Clean-up, Uncategorized