What types of plastic do we collect?
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by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
Types of plastic we collect There’s a lot of terms used when it comes to plastic and where it’s collected. Here’s a breakdown of the type of plastic we collect where it comes from and what that means. We collect plastic from 3 sources Ocean Plastic Ocean-Bound Plastic River Plastic Nature-Bound Plastic Ocean-Bound Plastic - This is plastic that is within 50 KM of the ocean and is an area where the waste is mismanaged. Mismanaged waste means that the waste isn’t properly disposed of and because of it’s proximity to the ocean is at high risk of entering the ocean. We estimate that abou ..read more
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How does plastic end up in the ocean?
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by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
There’s a lot of reasons that plastic goes into the ocean. Some of it is is from litter, some from fishing boats, some from cruise ships, yachts, and military ships. However most plastic entering the ocean actually comes from developing countries without the waste management infrastructure to handle the waste. Citizens in these developing countries have tough choices either burn their trash or dump it somewhere where it will leak into the waterways. Both choices are bad. Repurpose is giving a third choice where they can collect plastic and turn it in for money and other services to help them r ..read more
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Repurpose vs 4Ocean: two organizations working to stop ocean plastic
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by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
Overview 4Ocean is an organization that works in a few countries around the world to collect ocean plastic. 4Ocean primarily funds their work through selling bracelets. Every bracelet that 4Ocean sells they remove 1 pound of plastic from the ocean. Repurpose is very similar to 4Ocean in a lot of ways. Repurpose is a newer organization, and our model is to focus on stopping plastic from going into the ocean in the first place. We also have a big focus on creating economic opportunities for people in poverty. Bracelets The bracelets that 4 Ocean sells fund the collection of 1 pound of ocean plas ..read more
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What type of plastic do we collect?
Repurpose Recycling Blog
by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
Repurpose works in coastal areas where there isn’t the infrastructure to properly manage waste. This means that most waste is either burned or dumped somewhere where it will leak into nature. Repurpose uses a gig-economy style collection where anyone in the community can get involved and make money collecting plastic. The two types of plastic we collect are ocean-bound and ocean plastic. Ocean-bound plastic is plastic that is within 50 kilometers of the ocean and is mismanaged. This means that it is at high risk of entering the ocean. Ocean plastic is plastic that is either in the ocean or has ..read more
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Our Collectors
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by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
Repurpose collectors are ordinary people that do an extraordinary job. Because we have a gig-economy style collection method anyone in the coastal communities we work in can collect ocean or ocean-bound plastic. This means our collectors come in all varieties. Some of our collectors work full-time stopping ocean-plastic others do it on the side on weekends and evenings. Here are some of the stories of those collectors! Marivel Marivel lives close to this mangrove that has turned into a dumping ground for plastic waste. She has been working hard to clean it up! Marivel is a very driven person ..read more
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What Happens if We Don't Recycle?
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by Gabe Andersen
10M ago
The world is at a crossroads. From here, we either take action and save the environment, or we’ll be left without a home. At this critical juncture, asking what happens if we don’t recycle has become crucial. The one-word answer to this question is destruction. If we don’t collectively start to recycle, we’ll run out of our finite resources. Without a backup plan, that is a recipe for disaster. Consequences of Not Recycling The world is already witnessing the terrible consequences of environmental damage. Let’s look into some destructive impacts of not recycling. 1. Human and Animal Health The ..read more
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How to Make a Difference For the Ocean: 10 Simple Ways to Clean Up Plastic Pollution
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by Guest User
10M ago
Image Source: FreeImages By 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Meanwhile: The effects of plastic pollution are growing: plastics poison more than a third of marine mammals and turtles; they suffocate seabirds; they entangle adult and juvenile animals; they even come back to us as microplastics in our seafood. Even though the situation seems bleak, this doesn’t mean that we should give up on the ocean. Instead of just lamenting about the damage done, let’s stand up for the blue planet and take action against plastic pollution! In this article you will find ..read more
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Sustainable Grocery Shopping: 6 Tips to Save the Environment
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by Gabe Andersen
10M ago
The modern world’s reliance on plastic products is causing immense and, in some cases, irreversible damage to the entire ecosystem.  In your own simple way, you can reduce the use of plastics by adopting sustainable grocery shopping habits.  Research shows that responsible grocery shopping habits help motivate shoppers and considerably reduce ecosystem damage.  If everyone contributes to decreasing their carbon footprint, we can reclaim our healthy environment in the coming decades. Sustainable Grocery Shopping Tips  In a study from 2022, scientists found microplastics in h ..read more
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7 Facts About Plastic Pollution
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by Jeremy Porter
10M ago
Table of Contents 1. HOW MANY PLASTIC BAGS ARE MADE EVERY YEAR? 2. HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS CREATED ANNUALLY? 3. WHERE DOES PLASTIC POLLUTION COME FROM? 4. HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS NOT RECYCLED? 5. HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS IN THE OCEAN? 6. HOW MUCH MICROPLASTIC DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON EAT? 7. HOW MUCH IS 10 LBS OF PLASTIC? 8. HOW YOU CAN HELP Plastic is everywhere! Our planet has an estimate of over 5.25 billion tons of ocean plastic. There are over 300 million tons of plastic produced worldwide each year. We are heavily reliant on plastic products. Here are some facts about plastic pollution that show jus ..read more
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Types Of Everyday Plastics That Are Harmful To Humans
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by Guest User
10M ago
It’s hard to imagine life without plastic. It’s in our food, our houses, and products we use every day. The rise of plastic usage in the last few decades has been a mark of unrelenting technological progress, but one that drags behind it untold consequences. Research over the last few years has shown that plastics are not only negatively impacting the environment and wildlife, but are creating disastrous consequences for humans. Below are just a few of the types of common plastics and their effects on human health. READ MORE: How to Stop Plastic Pollution In The Ocean Microplastics & Human ..read more
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