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Plastic Recycling

Plastic: Environmental Enemy #2

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

With ghost nets, the carnage is repeated over and over again -- sinking when heavy with dead marine life, but once it has decomposed, the nets float back up to the surface, and the grisly process is repeated.

How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time

Mother Nature Network | Starre Vartan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every piece of plastic ever made...


| Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

By Irene Plagianos, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer CITY HALL — If it’s hard and plastic, recycle it. That’s the message Mayor Michael Bloomberg s...

How Many Times Can These Common Materials Be Recycled?

Posted 11.24.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Kathryn Sukalich: If you have curbside pickup for recyclables at your home, you probably have a general idea of what materials can ...

Can You Recycle Mardi Gras Beads?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Let’s say you made it out of the Big Easy in one piece after helping les bons temps to rouler -- hopef...

Finding Fortune in Plastic

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Rahilla Zafar

Unlike air pollution which we can see and smell, most think plastic is harmless, or merely an aesthetic eyesore when seen on the ground or in the water, Woodring says, and is perceived of as less of a planetary problem by the public.