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Editor's Notes:

Among the most pressing environmental challenges facing the world's oceans and coastlines are, respectively, plastic pollution and beach erosion. Recently, we came across three innovative private sector initiatives that attempt to deal with these challenges.
Hotels to Remove Small Plastic Bottles
The owner of Holiday Inn, InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels is about to become the first international hospitality brand to remove all of its miniature toiletries. InterContinental Hotels Group says it will rid its rooms of small plastic bottles by 2021, replacing them with bulk-size supplies. On a smaller-scale, Marriott announced last year it was replacing miniature-sized plastic toiletries with bulk-sized dispensers at 1,500 hotels in North America. 
In a related effort, California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban hotels from providing guests with small plastic bottles for soap, shampoo and conditioner. The proposed law, AB 1162,
would go into effect in 2023. Santa Cruz County, California, passed a similar law last year. 
Pepsi to Begin Selling Water in Cans
PepsiCo Inc. recently announced that it will experiment with putting its Aquafina and Bubly water products in cans instead of plastic bottles. PepsiCo also is transitioning its upscale bottled water brand, LIFEWTR, to 100% recycled plastic in the U.S. by the end of next year. The company says the changes will eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of virgin plastic.  
Beach Sand from Bottles
To help combat the global sand shortage, New Zealand brewer DB Breweries has designed machines that let customers instantly turn their empty beer bottles into sand. The beer bottle sand is used by construction companies, concrete manufacturers and beach renourishment projects. More information about this initiative is available here.

Highlights from the Articles and Content Below:
  • Is California next in line for offshore wind?
  • Rice University says it has a cheaper plan to guard the Texas coast
  • California Governor Signs Bill To Clean Up Drinking Water
  • Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California
  • Marine Scientists to Monitor Health, Biodiversity of Protected Areas on California Coast
  •  San Diego County Looks To Fix Tijuana River Cross-Border Sewage Flows
  • Salmon and recovery efforts grow through natural shoreline restoration, land-based whale watching
  • Burbank officials target polystyrene, single-use products in proposed ban
  • Global Warming Is Pushing Pacific Salmon to the Brink, Federal Scientists Warn


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Steven Aceti, JD
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