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Canada Unveils Plan To Ban Single-Use Plastics As Early As 2021
Plastic bags, straws, stirrers and plates may be outlawed in less than two years.
How Much Plastic Do You Eat?
A new study estimates thousands of tiny plastics enter your body each year.
Mount Everest Cleaning Crew Finds 4 Bodies Amid 12 Tons Of Trash
This year has become the mountain’s deadliest climbing season since 2015.
30 Dead Deer Found Near Landfill, Some With Plastic Bags In Stomachs
Officials said a harsh winter led the desperate animals to try and find food in the Utah garbage heap.
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We're All Recycling Wrong, So Companies Are Finally Trying To Make It Easier
There's a new plan afoot to stop tons of plastics from ending up in landfills.
Malaysia To Send 3,000 Tonnes Of Plastic Waste Back To Countries Of Origin
The U.S., the world's top exporter of plastic waste, is among 14 countries that the plastic originated from, Malaysian officials said.
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STYLE & BEAUTY
How Bad Are Disposable Razors For The Environment?
Plastic razors are a regular part of so many people's grooming routines. But are they just as bad for the planet as plastic straws?
This Island ‘Unspoilt Paradise' Is Littered With 400 Million Pieces Of Plastic
Researchers found mountains of toothbrushes and flip-flops among 524,000 pounds of plastic junk on Australia's remote Cocos Islands.
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Why I Believe We’ll Achieve A Circular Economy
By Jennifer Elks, Contributor
It's not all about the packaging, but it's a very good start.
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A Shocking Amount Of Plastic Is Burned Every Second: Report
Throwing plastic trash into open fires releases chemicals that are highly toxic to humans.
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How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste
Most nations have banded together to tackle the crisis, but the U.S. keeps undermining their efforts.
How Postwar Advertisements Got Us Hooked On Single-Use Plastics
Since World War II, mass-produced items like plastic cups and plates have been targeted toward average consumers. Now, we’re hooked on them.
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Plastics Aren’t Just Polluting — They’re Making Climate Change Worse
But it's not too late to act, according to a new report.
How Postwar Ads Got Us Hooked On 'Disposable' Single-Use Plastic
After World War II, brands encouraged a throwaway culture that's now drowning the world in trash.
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Are Plastic, Paper Or Reusable Bags Better For The Environment?
If you bring a tote bag to the grocery store, you're not necessarily saving the planet.
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Microplastics Have Invaded Some Of The Planet’s Most Remote Places
Plastic trash is everywhere. And it's not going away.
Maine Becomes First State In America To Ban Single-Use Styrofoam Containers
The measure was hailed by environmental groups, which called the products "unnecessary" and harmful to the planet.
This Grisly 'Dead Whale' Sculpture Is A Tough Lesson About Ocean Plastics
The artist was inspired by real whales that have died from having pounds of plastic in their bellies.
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Stranded Dolphin Found With Plastic Bags, Piece Of Balloon In Stomach
The female rough-toothed dolphin ultimately had to be euthanized after washing up on a Florida beach.
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HOME & LIVING
The Surprising Gadget That'll Cut Down On Your Waste In The Kitchen
This kitchen tool will help you stop buying bottled sparkling water and canned seltzer forever.
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Jason Momoa Shaves Off 'Beast' Beard To Bring Awareness To Plastics Pollution
The "Game of Thrones" star has said goodbye to the facial hair he's sported since 2012 for an environmental reason.
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Baby Diapers Are Hiding Some Dirty, Dangerous Secrets
Disposable diapers made from plastic components are a godsend for parents but a nightmare for the planet.
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This Is How Microplastics Can Pollute The Air You Breathe
By Matt Simon, Wired
A new study gives clues on how wind can carry tiny pieces of plastics far far away.
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How A Picturesque Fishing Town Became Smothered In Trash
As the world struggles to cope with its garbage, places like this suffer the most.
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The Surprising Reason Your Clothes Are A Huge Source Of Ocean Pollution
Most clothing contains synthetic materials that shed plastic fibers.
Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.
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