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The way forward on plastics: option 2

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST summer intern 2019 The second option available for ridding Bermuda of plastic waste involves taxing single-use plastics on importation and lowering duties on alternatives. The target area to focus on should be the […]

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Planning the way forward on plastics: option 1

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST summer intern 2019 There are two types of policy instruments that can be used to reduce plastic use. Ranging from municipal to intergovernmental levels, the number of policies on single-use plastics has more […]

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Working towards a plastics solution

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST Summer Intern 2019 *This is the first in a series of articles addressing the need to reduce plastic waste in Bermuda “Plastic, a material invented to last for ever, can no longer be […]

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Break Up with Plastics!

Our relationship with plastic is NOT working. Take the pledge at cleanseas.org  

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Greenpeace issues dire warning on plastics

An area of the Sargasso Sea is more polluted with microplastic than a notorious high pollution part of the Pacific, researchers said yesterday. The shock news came as environmental group Greenpeace revealed the results of a two- week survey of […]

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Greenpeace flagship to study Sargasso Sea

The flagship of environmental charity Greenpeace has docked in Bermuda before it heads out to sea for an expedition to the Sargasso Sea. The MV Esperanza, on a pole-to-pole mission to highlight threats to the ocean environment, is scheduled to survey […]

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GLOBAL FAST FOOD PLASTIC SURVEY

It’s time for the Takeaway Trifecta. Elimination of three common plastic pollution items that originate from Fast Food operations: plastic straws, plastic bags and expanded polystyrene foam cups and containers. These items are easily replaced by reusables or materials that […]

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Break Free From Plastic Movement

ABOUT #breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1,500 organizations from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push […]

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Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ On Plastic Marine Debris

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced the fourth presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of Bermuda’s Natural History Museum, will be […]

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