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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

If you haven’t realized it yet, our planet is facing a huge problem and it’s definitely our fault. We have a plastic crisis on our hands and we need to do something about it fast. Here are 5 things you should know about the plastic crisis: At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Yep, you read that right EVERY year. National Geographic found that 91% of the world’s plastic isn’t recycled. There’s no excuse for our carelessness, but our actions are on the way to creating problems that can’t be reversed. Plastic pollution...

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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint We leave our footprints everywhere we go. Whether it's your dog’s paw prints in the snow or your own muddy footprints after a rainy day. These footprints aren’t the problem, but our individual carbon footprints are definitely an issue. What is a carbon footprint? Prior to my sophomore year of college, I had never heard of a carbon footprint. Trust me, I’m disappointed in myself too. The truth is, many people don’t have a clue about what a carbon footprint entails let alone its importance. Essentially, a carbon footprint...

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean What have you done to save the oceans lately? Boyan Slat just launched his 2,000-foot plastic-collecting device into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, and did I mention that when he started this whole venture he was just 18? Now 24, Boyan and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, began their mission in 2013. After scuba diving in Greece and seeing more trash than fish, Boyan decided it was time for someone to actually do something. And trash in our oceans is a legitimate problem. You know, there's a cool 5 trillion pieces...

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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets While we don't recommend doing DIY or construction projects in your undies, we are really into reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible. These wooden pallet projects are an awesome way to upcycle what was once laying around as junk.  But first: you can find pallets at garden or lawn shops. Definitely give finding them for free a try before you go online and buy them. Make a vertical planter. This is a really cool way to bring some life to your patio - especially if you're working with a small space. And while...

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How to make purchases with a purpose

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How to make purchases with a purpose

How to make purchases with a purpose These days, it’s cool to be environmentally conscientious.  That’s because people are finally starting to realize that caring about the earth is important and that in order to have generations of world-changers after us, the earth has to be a livable planet. That is why so many consumers are turning to eco-friendly brands for peace of mind that the products they are purchasing are working towards this greater good of sustainability and not adding to the many problems already present in this day and age. Here at Marc Skid, we share in this...

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