20 Sep '11, 5pm

Ocean Trash in the Spotlight (Again) at Clinton Global Summit

Ocean Trash in the Spotlight (Again) at Clinton Global Summit

The big mass of plastic trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean is finding itself in the spotlight again today. First, clean products company Method unveiled last week its new Ocean bottle that is partially comprised of plastic garbage pulled from the sea. And then today, the Texas-sized Gyre grabbed headlines at the Clinton Global Initiative when the Ocean Recovery Alliance (ORA) revealed how far it has come on commitments made during the annual event last year. If you're not familiar with the Clinton Global Initiative, it's the brainchild of the former president, who convenes companies, NGOs and governments every year to discuss the world's most pressing problems, such as poverty, climate change and education. But the event goes beyond mere talk to action, with participants making what are often big and bodacious commitments to address a certain issue. For example, in years ...

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