Plastic Waste

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address…

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As part of the Planet or Plastic? initiative, National Geographic is on a journey to better understand and document how plastic waste travels from source to sea and to fill critical knowledge gaps. Today, we’re excited to introduce the scientific co-leads of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative: Jenna Jambeck and Heather Koldewey….

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