Sushi with Edible QR Codes and a Plastic Pollution Bill

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Marine Life

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Calif. plastic ocean debris bill dies in committee

A California bill that would have required manufacturers to find ways to keep plastic junk out of the state’s waterways died in the state Assembly on Friday. If the bill passed, it would have required manufacturers to reduce 95 percent of plastic pollution by 2024 and would have fined companies that did not comply. Similar policies have been successful in other countries, but it looks like it won’t be happening in the U.S. for quite some time.

Edible QR Codes Make Sustainable Sushi Fun and Convenient

Harney Sushi, an upscale restaurant in San Diego is now serving suish with edible QR (quick response) codes. The codes can be scanned by any smart phone and takes the user to the NOAA FishWatch website where they can learn if they fish they’re about to consume is sustainable and if there are any health concerns for that particular species. Check out this interview with one of the chefs from Harney Sushi.


Sushi. Photo credit:Zeetz Jones via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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