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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
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For The First Time Ever, A Major U.S. City Has Banned Single-Use Plastics
Seattle, Washington has banned the use of single-use plastic straws and utensils.
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Seattle Becomes The First Major American City To Ban Plastic Straws And Utensils
The ban there marks a major milestone in the movement against disposable plastics.
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Let's Stop Pretending Quitting Straws Will Solve Plastic Pollution
Individual actions can't buy us out of the pollution problem.
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Striving To Reduce Ocean Pollution, EU Proposes Ban Of Everyday Plastic Items
Straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds are among the plastic products prohibited under the proposed new rules.
National Geographic's Clever New Cover Contains Chilling Warning About Plastics
"One of the best covers I've seen."
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Even The Bottom Of The World's Deepest Ocean Trench Is Not Safe From Plastic Bags
A plastic bag was found at a depth of almost 36,000 feet in the Mariana Trench. Scientists say it's the world's deepest known piece of plastic trash.
Recycling Symbols, Decoded
The symbols on plastic items don’t necessarily indicate whether or not you can recycle them. Here’s what you need to know.
Mutant Enzyme Eats Plastic
The breakthrough could help save the globe from the growing plastic pollution crisis.
Problematic Plastic By The Numbers
These astonishing facts will make you rethink every piece of plastic you use.
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