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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Douglas Coupland vortex Vancouver Aquarium ocean plastic Haida Gwaii

People & Culture

Douglas Coupland on the dark side of plastic

The renowned Canadian artist and bestselling author discusses how his love of plastic morphed into an art exhibit about ocean pollution

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Youth expedition members haul a large fishing net off North Beach during a plastic debris cleanup.

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Alex Ritz

This experience was key to developing our understanding of what citizen science is

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Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jasveen Brar

I’ve read statistics about the amount of plastic in our oceans, but to face the “elephant in the water” is a feeling I cannot name

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The 2018 Ocean Bridge cohort gets to know each other during their first steps on a Haida Gwaii beach.

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Matthew Miller

Bridging the gap between conservation and culture

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Ocean Bridge participants in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Danielle Moore

The plastic problem on Haida Gwaii felt like witnessing a second wave of colonization

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Ocean microplastic in hands

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Vanessa Fladmark

T’aalan Stl’ang: The beach that has everything

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Mass of floating seaweed with bits of plastic stuck in it, in the ocean

Environment

How companies and communities are fighting the problem of plastic pollution

Fast food chains, municipalities and even Ikea have recently pledged to phase out single-use plastics 

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