A sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) takes off from the ocean’s surface in Morro Bay, California. Mike Baird/Flickr, CC BY

The oceans are full of plastic, but why do seabirds eat it?

Mistaking plastic debris for food.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 J.J. Harrison, Author provided Many seabird species, including the blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), consume plastic at sea because algae on the plastic produce an odor that resembles their food sources Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake… Read More »

Circular Design Challenge: Solutions

How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Update October 2017: Recently several product designs were selected as finalists – some were specific products and others looked at changing the system altogether. Stay tuned for an upcoming article featuring what we think are the top 5. ______ Only 14% is recycled, resulting in a loss of USD 80-120 billion per year to the global economy. Did you know that… Read More »

Bloom Succession – Perennials

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Perennial bloom succession is most certainly something to look forward to throughout the growing season! During the long winter months snuggled up in blankets, wandering mind produces dreams and visions of lush foliage, colourful flowers blooming and trailing vines. In February small signs of spring appear as the day slowly become longer only to be shunned as a cold wind hurts… Read More »

Cleaning the Oceans, Pollution Solutions

A harsh truth and solutions in progress, the work of Boyan Slat and his partners.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0A harsh truth is that human beings lack of care and respect for the earth through ocean dumping has created dis-ease for the fragile ecosystems that support all life on earth. Having been born into this problem, some young innovators are working towards solutions and they are in progress. The work of Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur and his… Read More »