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Venice To Tax Tourists
Millions of people visit Venice, Italy every year. Now, the city is planning on taxing tourists to pay for trash cleanup.
Venice Cleans Up Tourist Trash
Venice, Italy is planning on charging tourists a tax to keep the city clean.
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New Study Finds Plastic In 50 Dead Whales, Dolphins, Seals
Activists called the findings “ominous.”
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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.
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.
7 Striking Photos That Sum Up Our Turbulent World In 2018
From a fearless 15-year-old standing up to world leaders on climate change to the tragedy of California’s wildfires, these images are a snapshot of the last year.
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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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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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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.
Prince Charles Has An Awful Lot Of Concerns For His Grandchildren
“All grandchildren deserve a better future," the Prince of Wales said.
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We Cannot Recycle And Beach Clean Our Way Out Of A Plastics Crisis
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We need to fix it at the source.
This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About
It kills millions of marine animals each year.
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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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STYLE & BEAUTY
Vinyl Is One Of Fall's Biggest Trends, And It's Not Going Anywhere
This synthetic material (along with PVC) may not be new in fashion, but it's definitely having a moment.
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Meet The Mascot Of Our Broken World: The Plastic Pumpkin
The true cost of our resource consumption over the past 50 years is now coming back to bite us.
Plastic Pollution Has Increased A Hundredfold In The South Atlantic
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"This is a very big wake-up call."
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FOOD & DRINK
We Can Ban Plastic Straws, But America’s Eating Habits Are The Real Problem
Our culture of busyness has created an unhealthful cycle that's also threatening the environment.
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California Prohibits Restaurants From Automatically Giving Out Plastic Straws
Customers at dine-in restaurants will have to ask for a plastic straw if they want one, according to a new law.
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6 Photos That Show Just How Ridiculous Plastic Packaging Has Become
Shrink-wrapped cans of beer, anyone?
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This Ocean Cleanup System Aims To Collect 50 Tons Of Plastic. But Then What?
If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
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Norway Has A Radical Approach To Plastic Pollution, And It’s Working
So why isn't the U.S. following suit?
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