Meet Mr Trash Wheel – and the other new devices that eat river plastic

Good News Notes: “The Great Bubble Barrier is just that – a wall of bubbles. It gurgles across the water in a diagonal screen, pushing plastic to one side while allowing fish and other wildlife to pass unharmed. The technology, created by a Dutch firm and already being used in Amsterdam, is being trialled in the Douro…

Progress for Pacific Ocean cleanup

Good News Notes: “The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit developing and scaling technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, have shared their proof of technology upon returning to Victoria Harbour with trash collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. With this confirmation, the organization will immediately return to the infamous gyre to start cleaning the ocean’s…

Local tattoo shop working with nonprofit to provide shoes to children

Good News Notes: “A local tattoo shop is partnering with an Albuquerque non-profit to help underprivileged children. “It’s Christmas time, a lot of kids don’t have gifts. Probably don’t even have shoes for school, so it’s really important for the more fortunate to come together and help out with that,” said Sophia Baca, manager of…

Hero Veterans Tackle Food Insecurity and Feed Fellow Vets

Good News Notes: “Former Marine Corps cook Dionisio Cucuta, Jr. has served 2.7 million meals since March 30, 2020. At the beginning of the pandemic, the retired chef and disabled combat veteran partnered with the food rescue organization Table to Table, feeding 3,000 families — including 250-300 veterans — through his Table to Table Tuesdays program…

Local charity takes bullet donations and turns them into jewelry

Good News Notes: “A South Florida non-profit is honoring fallen Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino in a unique way. Bullets 4 Life takes bullets off the street and turns them into jewelry. When a bullet is donated, its casing is taken apart and used as part of a bracelet. One was donated by an Opa-locka…

Stanton family-run charity donates food, supplies to hundreds

Good News Notes: “Cars lined Jeffersonville’s Main Street for a food and household supplies drive Saturday morning. Jesus Feeds Kentucky, a family-run ministry based in Stanton, travelled to the Jeffersonville Mall to hand out donations. It’s a part of the non-profit, God’s Country Ranch Ministries. Hundreds of boxes of diapers, wipes, food and other household…

India to ban single-use plastics but experts say more must be done to

Good News Notes: “India will ban most single-use plastics by next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution — but experts say the move is only a first step to mitigate the environmental impact. India’s central government announced the ban in August this year, following its 2019 resolution to address plastic pollution in the country….

Nonprofit’s tiny home program helps put an end to homelessness

Good News Notes: “The facts are startling. On any given night, approximately 41,000 young adults will be homeless. Many are all alone on the streets. Without help, it can often lead to a life of instability. Now, a non-profit is aiming to reverse that course with a colorful new neighborhood just for them. Ernie Sandoval…

Durg forest division plans reforestation over 2,500 acres

Good News Notes: “The Durg forest division of Chhattisgarh has launched a large-scale reforestation programme, which aims to cover 2,500 acres of land, on the periphery of a limestone mining area owned by the Bhilai Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited. Currently, the Durg division’s forest cover is over 248.59 hectares, which is 0.04…