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Bad News About Your Yoga Pants

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact

Here’s something to meditate about. Yoga pants, and other clothes made from common synthetic materials, are causing the world’s oceans to fill up ...

How Plastic Bottles Benefit ExxonMobil

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America has a dangerous and deadly addiction to plastic. If recent trends in New York State are any indication, it’s not going away anytime soon, th...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama suggests re-routing the controversial Dakota Access pipel...

Turning Plastic Bottles Into Fabric

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 10.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Americans Speak Out Against Toxic Phthalates in Food

Peter Lehner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

(Shutterstock) No matter how healthy your diet, it's nearly impossible to steer clear of toxic chemicals called phthalates. These hormone-disrupting ...

This Company Turns Plastic Bottle Trash From The Ocean Into Clothing

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

10 Easy Family Changes Toward Waste Reduction

Audra Rundle | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Audra Rundle

Do you ever think about where things go after you throw them away? Really think about it? Do you picture an overflowing landfill, imagine the accompanying nauseating stench, or think about how unnatural and scary the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is?

Making a Difference in the World Begins with the Courage to Start Today

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Paul Triporo As we journey through life, the opinions of people more often than not get to us. While some opinions trodden us to the ground, ot...

France Becomes First Country To Ban Plastic Cups And Dishes

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green

Au revoir, plastic cups! France is done with you. According to The Associated Press, France has become the first country in the world to ban disposabl...

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Peter Ryan, University of Cape Town and Coleen Moloney, University of Cape Town A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South ...

President Obama, Pacifc Gyre, Papahānaumokuākea reserve, you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans at the White House today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

There Are So Many Reasons To Love This New Milk-Based Edible Packaging

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Taste

You might soon be able to drink your coffee and eat its packaging, too. Researchers are in the process of developing a biodegradable, edible packagin...

Be Your Most Sustainable Self And Bring Your Own Reusables

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact

The little choices you make over the course of your day can have a big effect on the world’s resources. In a new Huffington Post original series, ...

Cheesed: The Toxic Story Behind Food Packaging

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

When I was a kid, processed cheese was a family camping staple. It tasted great, melted beautifully and, most importantly, didn't spoil easily. We did...

Hero Fisherman Gives Plastic-Trapped Turtle A Second Shot At Life

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News

A hero fisherman went the extra mile after finding an olive ridley sea turtle trapped inside a plastic bag in the Arabian Sea. Amir Rahim was on board...

On World Oceans Day, A View from the Top

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Andreas Merkl

We have regulations for everything, but actually we have no regulation for energy efficiency, which means that we can still put all the CO2 we want in the atmosphere and we have no international regulations for the environment, which means that in international waters, everybody is still allowed to do everything.

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry ca...

The Last Straw for Earth Day

Denver Nicks | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Denver Nicks

Sally's lonely campaign against plastic straws is courageous in a place like New Orleans. Not only does the city cultivate and cherish a devil-may-care mentality, it is, ultimately, in the American South, where resistance to thinking about environmental issues runs thick as molasses.

The True Cost of Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

It is true that oceans give us life, but our planet's wild places also make life worth living and help heal us when we are broken. Especially those who need healing most.

Your Face Wash Is Killing Oysters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Oysters are powerful little shellfish that do a lot for us, and we're making their lives difficult. Small plastic particles known as microplastics, wh...

A Major Retailer Is Starting To Make Its Plastic Packaging From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

The Body Shop is about to start pulling the plastic for some of its packaging from thin air. The eco-chic cosmetics chain -- founded 40 years ago by t...

We Can't Let it Be... More Plastic Than Fish in Our Sea

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 01.29.2017 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

News that plastic pollution will exceed all the fish in the sea by 2050 is beyond appalling -- it's unacceptable. We need bold action to stop plastic garbage from choking out ocean life.

Five questions for Dr. Chelsea Rochman about Plastic in our Seas and Seafood.

Tim Ward | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green
Tim Ward

Plastic is everywhere. Not just in our homes and cars and offices - it has moved beyond our garbage bins and can be found littered on our city streets...

The Secret To Ending Plastic Waste And Its Devastating Impacts

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- The world is being choked by discarded plastic packaging, but until now very little has been done about it. That could all be ab...

Powerful Lobbying Groups Want to Make Sure You Keep Using Plastic Bags

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

In Georgia, we have been victorious in deterring powerful outsider groups from interfering in our local politics and stopping important legislation. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. One of the best ways you can make a difference is by starting at home and implementing a family policy of the 4 R's -- Reuse, reduce, recycle and refuse!