Coca Cola wants to recycle all its plastic waste — sort of

By Mark A. Bonta / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Coca Cola says it wants its ubiquitous plastic bottles to be recycled — and the company wants to help you do it. But it doesn’t seem to be making this easy. Despite its recently announced “Every Bottle Back” initiative and its programs to make bottles entirely out of recycled plastic, the company also seems dead-set […]

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Sargasso seizure on Caribbean beaches

By Mark A. Bonta / September 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Sargasso seizure on Caribbean beaches

Massive sargassum algae blooms in recent years have become too much of a good thing. The seaweed, while an important haven for oceanic life, such as sea turtles, has been so prolific that it has overwhelmed beaches all around the Caribbean. In Mexico alone, almost 125 miles of beaches along the Mayan Riviera have been […]

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‘Informal’ risks of recycling

By Mark A. Bonta / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on ‘Informal’ risks of recycling

Across Latin America, an estimated 4 million people, 90 percent of them “informal” (unlicensed), make a very dangerous living picking over garbage dumps and city streets to find materials they can recycle for cash. They are exposed to every health and safety risk imaginable — and in Ecuador, where more than half of recyclers are […]

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