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What Happens When One Of The World's Biggest Cities Doesn't Recycle
In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the city's landfills.
China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here's Why That's Potentially Disastrous.
The country has been the “world’s wastebasket” for decades. But starting Jan. 1, China has said "no more."
The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans
Our addiction to plastic has serious consequences.
Polluted Water Popsicles
These 'Pollution' Popsicles Are Freaking Us Out
Might as well call them poop-sicles.
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Mesmerizing Mermaid Photos Reveal Awful Truth About Our Oceans
Millions of tons of plastic garbage end up in the oceans each year.
We've Made A Huge Mess Of Our Oceans. These People Are Trying To Fix It.
We can't afford to keep ignoring the problem.
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Why You Should Let Maggots Feast On Your Leftover Food
Two pounds of maggots can eat four pounds of food in four hours. 🍪 🐛
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See Old Chopsticks Turned Into Gorgeous Home Decor
ChopValue has recycled around 2.5 million chopsticks so far.
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Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Baby From Trendy Little Food Pouches
They're an environmental nightmare.
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Billionaire Who Made Fortune Polluting Oceans To Donate Wealth To Clean Them Up
He's building a massive ship to conduct research and remove plastics from the seas.
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The Ocean Is Filling Up With 'Plastic Smog'
And humans are entirely to blame.
This Trendy Restaurant Lets Customers Pay What They Can Afford
"There’s this sense that people who are poor don’t deserve to eat delicious food. ... I wanted to break that apart,” EAT Café's founder says.
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Here's How Long Your Trash Will Hang Around After You're Dead
Some things take centuries to break down.
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If You Want To Be Healthier, Eat Your Trash
A lot of the food we throw out is edible -- and loaded with nutrients.
This Refugee Is Building Homes Out Of Plastic Bottles
The houses are made to withstand extreme desert weather.
This Plastic-Covered Island May Be The Saddest Place You'll Ever See
Henderson Island has the highest density of waste reported anywhere in the world. And it's uninhabited.
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9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic
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Ugh, Your Delicious Sea Salt May Have An Unwanted Ingredient
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You're Probably Eating Plastic For Dinner, You Just Don't Know It Yet
There's so much plastic in the ocean that it's even in our seafood.
10 Things You're Not Doing (But Should) To Help The Ocean
Plastics are flooding into the oceans. But you can help.
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There's A Huge Problem With Kids' Toys That No One's Talking About
Think about this next time you're in Toys R Us.
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See The Staggering Number Of Plastic Bags Your Family Uses Each Year
This will make you think twice at the grocery store checkout line.
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Politician Wants To Create A 'Craigslist' For Leftover Food
There's no reason for perfectly edible food to end up in landfills.
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Heartbreaking Photos Show What Your Trash Does To Animals
They mistake it for food, they get tangled in it, they die from it.
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See The Staggering Number Of Plastic Bags Americans Use Each Year
Way too many of them end up in the ocean.
The Islands Of Hawaii Hold One Of The Dirtiest Places In The World
Kamilo Point shows just how dire the world's plastic pollution problem really is.
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