We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into November with a smile.

The story I chose for this month is one I hope we’ll see repeated often in the years to come. It involves an ingenious solution to the problem of plastics in the world’s oceans. Take a minute to read it–I think you’ll find it fascinating.

Click here to read the story.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month a number of bloggers participate in a blog hop in which each blogger highlights a story that spreads good news, happiness, and hope.

These are the cohosts for this month: Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Mary GieseBelinda Witzenhausen, and Guilie CastilloClick on the name of the cohost (if in bold) to visit his or her blog.

Want to join? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!

21 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. simonfalk28 says:

    Excellent. I too hope it catches on.

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  2. That is an amazing use of old plastic. It’s amazing what can be done if there’s a will. Thanks for sharing! I’m sharing. 🙂

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  3. Susan Scott says:

    FABULOUS use of plastics from the ocean! Great and inspiring #WATWB post thank you! I hope it catches on!

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    • amreade says:

      Isn’t it amazing what people can do with a little (or a lot) of ingenuity? I’d love to see this kind of engineering combined with the tactics organizations are using to trap the oceans’ plastics. We could do so much to increase the health of the oceans.

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  4. Love this story…let’s hope it catches on! Thank you so much for sharing this and being part of #WATWB 🙂

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  5. Nisha Sharma says:

    Brilliant idea 🎓
    Best wishes 🙂

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  6. Ally Bean says:

    What a smart way of helping the ocean. Just when the news seems so sad, there’s a story like this one to make me appreciate ingenuity.

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    • amreade says:

      There are good news stories out there–the trouble is that you have to actively look for the good ones while the bad news stories are everywhere you look. That’s part of the reason I love this last-Friday-of-the-month blog hop! Thanks for dropping in.

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      • Ally Bean says:

        I know what you mean. All month I keep my eyes open waiting to find something, anything, positive to share during #WATWB. It’s been good for me, and I’ve met many new-to-me bloggers along the way.

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      • amreade says:

        It’s incredible the stories people find! And I’ve met new bloggers, too. I wish there was enough time in the day to read every blog I find!

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  7. What a brilliant idea. I hope that it works.

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  8. maggie8king says:

    How cool is this? Thanks for sharing some GOOD news!

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    • amreade says:

      Thanks, Maggie! Isn’t it amazing how trash can be turned into something useful and good? And this solution helps clean up the oceans, which are in dire need of help. Glad you stopped by!

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  9. macjam47 says:

    This article was a great share for We Are The World.

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    • amreade says:

      Thanks, Michelle! I love looking for articles to post for #WATWB, and as soon as I saw this one I knew it would be perfect. Kudos to the engineers in the Netherlands who are making this happen!

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  10. Very interesting! I wonder how much plastic it takes to make a huge highway like we have across the U.S.

    Road construction or Re-construction never ends!

    Enjoy your weekend, Amy.

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    • amreade says:

      Wouldn’t it be great if we could take the plastics from the ocean and use it to rebuild some of the huge roads in the US? That would be a great way to start to clean up the oceans! Thanks for stopping by!

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