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Hawaii Could Be The First State To Ban Most Plastics In Restaurants
Local businesses worry the strict policies would force them to close shop.
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Viral TrashTag Challenge Inspires Mass Garbage Cleanup Efforts
People around the world are posting photos of their good deeds.
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Maryland Could Be The First State To Ban Foam Food Containers
"We have a duty to future generations to clean up the mess that has been made," said a sponsor of the bill now awaiting the governor's signature.
How ‘Social Plastic’ Could Solve Marine Pollution
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New recycling centers in Indonesia offer residents a place to exchange plastic garbage for money, using blockchain technology.
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Why Southeast Asia Is Flooded With Trash From America And Other Wealthy Nations
Capitalism, greed and inequality have created a crisis in the global recycling system.
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Plastic Mardi Gras Beads Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
The iconic New Orleans party favors are getting an eco-friendly makeover.
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We Tried The New Grocery Delivery Service That Helps You Skip Plastic
The Wally Shop delivers fresh produce and dry goods in cloth bags and glass jars.
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Vanuatu Has One Of The World’s Strictest Plastic Bans. It’s About To Get Tougher.
The measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get thrown away after a single use.
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Why Do We Still Pick Up Dog Poop With Plastic Bags?
We know we should stop using plastic poop bags. But we just can't. Here's why.
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How To Recycle Plastic Bags The Right Way
Don’t mix grocery shopping bags with your bottles and cans. It’s a disaster for recycling facilities.
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The 3 Plastics Every Parent Should Avoid
Repeat after me: 3, 6, 7.
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We Live In A World Full Of Plastic, And People Are Sick Of It.
Movements to eliminate single-use plastics are sweeping the globe.
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Fawning Over 'Fiji Water Girl' Ignores The Evils Of Bottled Water
We laughed at the memes, but we missed an opportunity to talk about something more important.
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It’s Officially Time To Ban Gift-Wrapping Paper
Most wrapping paper for presents can't be recycled. It's bound for the landfill.
Big Business Wants You To Think It’s Fixing The Plastic Crisis. Don’t Buy It.
Here’s what corporations don’t want you to know.
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As Anti-Plastic Movements Sweep The Globe, Change Doesn’t Always Come Easy
Australia could serve as a test case for the anti-plastic movement.
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Our Plastic Addiction Has Reached A New Crisis Level
At this point, recycling won’t save us. But there are some other scientific innovations that might.
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5 Ways To Make Your Period Better For The Environment
Your disposable period products are made with icky ingredients that could be bad for you and the planet.
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Humans Are Pooping Plastic, And No One’s Certain How Bad That Is
There’s a frightening lack of research about plastic’s effects on human health.
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SC Johnson CEO On Why The Issue Of Ocean Plastic Is Solvable
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"The planet cannot maintain the status quo."
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Plastic Bag Removed From Sea Turtle’s Throat In Troubling Video
The turtle was found – visibly weak and sick – on a beach in South Africa earlier this month.
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How To Have A Sustainable Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving prep goes beyond recipe research and house cleaning.
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Dead Whale Had 1,000 Pieces Of Plastic Inside Its Stomach – Including Flip-Flops
Rescuers in Indonesia also found 115 drinking cups and 25 plastic bags.
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Can Sneakers Made From Recycled Plastic Save Our Planet?
Recycled plastic is keeping millions of discarded bottles out of our oceans, for now. But is it a long-term solution?
A Huge Mystery About Ocean Plastics Remains Unsolved
Scientists say there's more to the pollution problem than the huge masses of debris that grab public attention.
This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About
It kills millions of marine animals each year.
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Faux Fur Is Made Of Plastic, And It's Not Helping The Environment
Real fur may be on its way out of fashion for good, but is fake fur a better alternative?
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People Are Living Inside Landfills As The World Drowns In Its Own Trash
While the oceans fill up with plastic waste, a horrifying crisis unfolds on land.
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