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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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SC Johnson CEO On Why The Issue Of Ocean Plastic Is Solvable
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"The planet cannot maintain the status quo."
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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
Dame Ellen MacArthur
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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This Small Caribbean Island Is Waging A Big War Against Plastic
Dominica's government plans to ban plastic and styrofoam food containers and utensils by 2019.
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One Thing We Know For Sure About Princess Eugenie's Upcoming Wedding
The British royal wants to reduce wedding waste.
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Disney Plans To Eliminate Plastic Straws From Properties By 2019
The company hopes to eliminate more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers from its parks and other locations annually.
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What You Can Do To Beat Plastic Pollution
"Everybody wants change."
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Adidas Pledges To Only Use Recycled Plastic By 2024
Polyester, which is made from plastic, currently makes up about 50 percent of the material in Adidas' products.
American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers
The airline's lounges will soon feature compostable straws and bamboo stir sticks.
Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020
The coffee company will instead provide recyclable, strawless lids and straws made from alternative materials.
Why India Passed One Of The World’s Toughest Anti-Plastic Laws
By Athar Parvaiz, On Assignment For HuffPost
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