Plastic

Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Current Status, Assessment Methodologies, Impacts and Solutions

<b>Ogunola Oluniyi Solomon1* and Thava Palanisami2</b><p>1International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology, University of Bremen, Germany<p>2Global Centre for …

Recycling

Record Store Day 2017 Preview with Moe., Prince, Busta Rhymes, Iron and Wine

Record Store Day 2017 announced the titles that will be released exclusively through independent record stores across the globe on Saturday, April 22.<p>…

Music

Our Plastics Glut Is An Environmental Nightmare -- And An $80 Billion Opportunity

It’s no secret that plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment, from overflowing landfills to the ever-growing ocean gyres. Designed to last, plastic can take thousands of years to break down. In the meantime, it’s damaging fragile ecosystems and affecting the food chain from the ocean …

Recycling

The eco guide to keeping your recycling muscles fit

It’s desperately important that we redouble our efforts to combat pollution and waste<p>Recycling is a bit like fitness. The moment you stop putting in the effort, you lose your muscle.<p>This was on my mind as I watched microwavable black plastic containers whizzing up a conveyer belt at a recycling …

Recycling

Connecticut working on the next “bag tax”

posted at 7:01 pm on March 25, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>If you’re used to grabbing your purchases at the store by the handles of a plastic shopping bag and …

Conservative POV

Microfibers from clothes contaminating marine environment

Studies in Canada show that microfibers used in garments such as yoga pants have become a huge threat to aquatic life. Microfibers made up 95 percent …

Environment

The world's best record shops #062: Northside Records, Melbourne

March 25, 2017 In Features, The World's Best Record Shops<p><b>One of Melbourne’s leading lights.</b><p>Every week, we pick out one must-visit spot from a …

Vinyl Records

Plastic bantastic: Kenya tries to ban plastic bags—again

Plastic bantasticKenya tries to ban plastic bags—again<p>Will the ban make Kenya cleaner, or start a black market for bags?<p>print-edition iconFrom the …

Kenya

If You Can’t Bear to Watch Straws Being Pulled Out of Turtles’ Noses, Sign This Petition to Help

Plastic pollution is flooding our oceans and killing the irreplaceable lives who call the sea home. It is estimated that we dump 8.8 million tons of …

Veganism

Welcome to the Jam: Space Jam Soundtrack Returning to Vinyl for Record Store Day

Come on and slam and welcome to the <i>jam</i>.<p>Yeah, look, I know it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but really, I’m just excited that the <i>Space Jam</i> …

Music

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

<b>In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets.</b><p>If you happen to be shopping for …

Environment

​Screw Digital. Here’s Why You Should Buy a Record Player

​And what you need to know before you shop<p>TV killed the radio star, but at least hipsters brought back vinyl records. As CD sales continue to drop, vinyl sales were up 32 percent in 2015 — their highest level since 1988. These days, you can buy LPs while picking up salsa mix at Whole Foods, and …

Vinyl Records

These Awesome Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution Will Give You Hope!

There is no doubt that we have reached crisis point with our plastic obsession. This material is seemingly ubiquitous in everyday society, used to …

Veganism

Record Store Day: 15 Must-Have Special Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day has been one of the most beneficial new music promotions in recent years. This annual celebration of independent music shops …

Music

10 Highly Anticipated Record Store Day 2017 Releases

The annual Record Store Day for independent music retailers will be held on April 22. The roster of special titles being issued for the vinyl-focused …

Music

Rescued Dog Helps Spread the Word about Plastics

Sure, it’s another dog video. One of thousands on YouTube and Facebook. But this one explains how plastics helped an injured puppy run again. And how …

Dogs

Ramones to release 10-disc set of pre-1980 7-inch singles for Record Store Day

A box set of 10 pre-1980 singles by the Ramones with reproduced Sire labels and picture sleeves (where applicable) will be released next month as …

Music

Record Store Day 2017's most drool-worthy vinyl – join the queue early for these - NME

Record Store Day turns 10 this year, with over 500 releases being made exclusively available through independent record shops on Saturday 22 April. …

Music

Ommm -- Your Yoga Pants Are Polluting The Oceans -- Ommm

😥<p>Here’s something to meditate about.<p>Yoga pants, and other clothes made from common synthetic materials, are causing the world’s oceans to fill up with minuscule pieces of plastic known as microfibers, according to a new study out of Florida.<p>The lead researcher on the project says she was so thrown …

University of Florida

Every Single Piece Of Plastic Ever Made Still Exists. Here’s The Story.

If da Vinci had drunk water from a plastic bottle when painting the Mona Lisa, that bottle would not have fully decomposed yet.<p>From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth to the moment we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to …

Mona Lisa

The World's Oceans Are Infested With Over 5 Trillion Pieces Of Plastic [Infographic]

Have you ever gone out for a romantic stroll along the beach at sunset, only to find that instead of soft sand spread out ahead of you, the shoreline is strewn with discarded pieces of plastic garbage? According to a report, the world’s oceans are infested with plastic. It estimates that there are …

The Brief, Confusing History of Foam Packaging

<i>A version of this post originally appeared on</i> Tedium<i>, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i>In the age of instant …

Recycling

Film review: A Plastic Ocean shows us a world awash with rubbish

We live in a world of plastic. Shopping bags, drink bottles, your toothbrush and even your clothes are among the everyday items made from plastic. …

New music from Gerard Way, Against Me!, more among Record Store Day 2017 releases

<b></b>The great people of Record Store Day have announced this year's exclusive releases.Gerard Way, Against Me!, All Time Low, Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, …

Rock & Roll

Tons of trash from across the ocean is fouling Alaska national park beaches

Trash adrift in the world's oceans can travel great distances and wash up on some unexpected sites, including protected and supposedly pristine …

National Parks

Record Store Day Reveals Official List of 2017 Exclusives

After an unconfirmed list of releases for Record Store Day 2017 was pieced together by Internet sleuths earlier this month, organizers behind the …

Music

Record Store Day Announces 2017 Release List

Record Store Day is looming once again, and today the organization has released the full list of 2017 exclusives. They include a Smiths 7" featuring …

Music

Record Store Day 2017: Exclusive Releases Revealed

Today (Mar. 21), Record Store Day 2017 revealed its list of exclusive releases. This year, on Apr. 22, RSD will celebrate its 10th anniversary with …

Check out this under-the-radar record store in North Georgia

There are degrees of commitment in collecting records.<p>What starts at "free record player and a stack of random hand-me-down records" as a level one …

Vinyl Records

Pink Floyd to launch Interstellar Overdrive for Record Store Day

Pink Floyd will release a special 12-inch single to mark Record Store Day 2017.<p>They’ll launch <i>Interstellar Overdrive</i> – a previously unheard mono …

Guitar