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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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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.
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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Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines
“I was not prepared for the amount of plastic," said Darrell Blatchley, who recovered the animal.
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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
By RYOT Studio
New recycling centers in Indonesia offer residents a place to exchange plastic garbage for money, using blockchain technology.
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Twitter Rips Devin Nunes After He Whines About 'Socialist' Plastic 'Straw Police'
Twitter users wonder why Nunes doesn't consider government subsidies to his family farm socialism.
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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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