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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
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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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Here's Why I Stayed A Night In The Plastic Bottle Dungeon
In Bocas del Toro, Panama, visitors to a castle made out of plastic waste are asked to atone for their sins against the planet.
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Vanuatu Has One Of The World’s Strictest Plastic Bans. It’s About To Get Tougher.
The measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get thrown away after a single use.
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Why Do We Still Pick Up Dog Poop With Plastic Bags?
We know we should stop using plastic poop bags. But we just can't. Here's why.
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.
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