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Dutch Plastic Fishing Company Turning Waste Into Furniture, Aims 'to Go Out of Business'
Offbeat  (tags: environment, ecosystems, water, plastic, reuse )

Naoko
- 187 days ago - mainichi.jp
A Dutch company conducting "plastic fishing" tours in the canals of Amsterdam's city center is thriving despite its stated quest to "go out of business."
Injured Rescue Puppy Gets New Plastic Paw, Becomes Therapy Dog   video
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, puppy, paw, replacement, plastic, awesome-pawsome doggy video! )

Barb
- 290 days ago - youtube.com
This dog lost his paw at just three months old âEUR" but a plastic paw made normal life possible again. Prosthesis makes life better for countless amputees. Many of the advances in comfort, range of motion and durability come from plastics.
One Dead Whale, 80 Plastic Bags Found in Stomach
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, plastic )

Cher
- 374 days ago - greenerideal.com
A pilot whale, found in a canal in the province of Songkhla, Southern Thailand, died last Friday with 8 kilograms of plastic stuck in its stomach.
How To Go Plastic Free, With One Easy Step
Offbeat  (tags: plastic, environment, plastic free )

Lone
- 705 days ago - waterdocs.ca
A zero waste kit is made up of all the things you carry with you on a regular, day-to-day basis. You incorporate these items into your daily routine so as to always be prepared for the coffee on the go, the spontaneous decision
Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? It Smells Like Food
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Anna
- 948 days ago - audubon.org
New research shows that certain seabirds associate a scent produced by common plastics with potential meals-much to their detriment.
Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Eat Plastic Bottles
Offbeat  (tags: bacteria, plastic, disposable water bottles, discovery, journal of sciense )

Lone
- 1191 days ago - phys.org
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million
Trash Turned Into Stunning Art | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 05.01.2016
Offbeat  (tags: Trash Art, ideas, plastic )

Doris
- 1238 days ago - dw.com
Using plastic debris found on the coast of Oregon, Washed Ashore is creating stunning scuptures of marine animals, raising awareness and cleaning up the beaches at the same time.
Dog Breeder Charged With Abuse as Vet Is Forced to Put His Pit Bull Down After It Is Found 'So Hungry It Had Begun Eating Wood a
Offbeat  (tags: Pit bull, vets, euthanised, animal cruelty, plastic, wood )

Scooby
- 1552 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A man has been charged with animal abuse after taking his dog to the veterinarian.
Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, infertility, pigs, plastic, sperm )

Lone
- 1836 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A scientist has connected infertility in pigs to compounds in plastic bags.
Plastic Forever, Couple Create Art Out of Beach Plastic Trash
Offbeat  (tags: Plastic, sculpture, art, prints, jewelry, installations, recycled, artists, pollution )

Jenny
- 2667 days ago - laughingsquid.com
Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up,
Recycling Bras Kills Two Birds With One Stone
Offbeat  (tags: undergarments, bra, Japan, recycle, Triumph International, Japan RPF Association, plastic )

Naoko
- 2801 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Major underwear makes are collecting used bras to recycle into a solid fuel for industrial use, a move aimed at raising their profile as environmentally conscious companies, as well as offering women the opportunity to use their old undergarments for a >>
Plastic Adorns the Nests of Birds Fit for a Fight
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, nests, furnishing, plastic )

Trequl
- 3064 days ago - daily-sun.com
It might not seem de rigueur but for a black kite furnishing one's nest with white plastic is a major statement.
In Support of the Amur Tiger WWF and The Seventh Continent Launched a Series of Environmentally Friendly Food Packages
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, habitat, plastic, paper bags )

Cher
- 3294 days ago - wwf.ru
At the request of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) at the Moscow Fashion Week, Lisa Korotysheva specifically for 2 GUN TOWERS developed a sketch for the paper bags made from recycled materials - more environmentally friendly replacement plastic.
Plastic Packing Straps Killing Sea Animals
Offbeat  (tags: plastic, sea lions, marine rescue, plastics, pollution, humans, killing sea animals )

Simone
- 3331 days ago - all-creatures.org
We tried for over a month to rescue this sea lion. We tried using the floating net technique, paddling up in a kayak, approaching from a boat. But nothing worked, she eluded rescue each time. Having other sea lions on the buoy with her complicated this
 

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