Adidas is one of the biggest names in the sports shoe business. What isn’t as well known is that they are also very committed to reducing the amount of plastics consumed.
By now, we all know that plastic is bad for the environment. Besides the damage to marine life who mistake it for food, the chemicals that can be released into soil and groundwater (and then move up the food chain), a new study shows that when plastics are exposed to sunlight, they release greenhouse gasses.
Vanuatu is a nation in the South Pacific, northeast of Australia. Vanuatu includes 13 larger islands and about 70 smaller ones, covering about 1300km. Most of the islands are mountainous, and covered in lush rain forests. Many are protected by coral reefs.
In 2015, Hannah Herbst was an eighth-grader in Boca Raton Florida. She got a letter from a nine-year-old pen pal in Ethiopia who had no access to lights, a steady flow of fresh water to drink, and other necessities.
What’s the biggest obstacle to cleaning up our oceans? It might be the sheer volume of the job. Scientists say that there are 269,000 tons of plastic debris floating on the surfaces of the
In 2016, 13-year-old Liam Henderson was worried about plastic in our oceans. He knew how much plastic is accumulating, and how difficult it is to remove. He got the idea that if plastic were magnetic, it would be easier to collect. He experimented by…