FIGHTING THE PLASTIC FLOOD Edible alternatives The Ocean Conservancy estimates more than 690 species of marine animals have been affected by plastic pollution. In an effort to reduce the impact of all that waste, some companies have come up with alternatives. The Delray Beach craft brewery, in Florida, has developed edible six-pack rings from wheat and barley left over from the brewing process. It hopes to begin production in October.
By the loos of the system, it can be used as small satellite system which could be set up by individual companies, if they think it beneficial, not only form environmental perspective, but also power generation, service cost reduction perspective, but perhaps more importantly public perspective basis.
FIGHTING THE PLASTIC FLOOD Addicted to plastic The floating plastic isn't just an eyesore: as it breaks down into smaller pieces, marine animals mistake it for food. A recent study by Uppsala University showed ingesting plastic can have devastating effects on fish, including stunted growth and increased mortality rates. Surprisingly, some fish even seem to prefer plastic. Plastic in fish is also suspected of posing health risks for humans.
FIGHTING THE PLASTIC FLOOD Tons of trash At least 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world's oceans every year, according to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The report warns plastic trash will outweigh fish by 2050 unless drastic action is taken. Much of the floating trash collects in several large ocean vortices far from land. Beaches, like this one on Midway Island in the remote Pacific Ocean, also suffer.
Depends o the local authority. As I say, many parts make the whole. If they can claim environmental benefits from a system they will. This system isn't only linked to LA's though is it. It can be scaled up or down for many different applications. Is that correct?
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