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Waste

Once you throw something away, you’ve got to think about where’s it going to go next”

“Waste” examines the global and local afterlife of recyclables

Coca-Cola

Why have Coke and other beverage companies fought so hard against bottle bills

How Coca Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts

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 Not only a waste problem, it is a climate problem as well

The Plastics Industry’s Long Fight to Blame Pollution on You

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Goal of eliminating bottled water production

Bottled Water Is Sucking Florida Dry

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There is already way too much plastic that won’t decompose

How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting

No More Plastic

Single-use-plastics – from straws to retail bags – will be illegal in Vermont by Summer 2020.

Vermont adopts the most comprehensive plastics ban in the U.S.

Where Does Your Plastic Go?

Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret.

Where does your plastic go?

Microplastics

Researchers in France found thousands of microplastic particles raining down on a secluded spot in the Pyrenees, 75 miles from the nearest city.

Ocean Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air

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Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastic, they’re ending up in the trash.

Is This the End of Recycling?

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From Plastics 101 and the Environment to Science and Innovation.

National Geographic:  Planet or Plastic

Ten Stories You Need to Read

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Every animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

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In the next 60 seconds, people around the world will purchase one million plastic bottles and two million plastic bags. By the end of the year, we will produce enough bubble wrap to encircle the Equator 10 times.

Microplastics Find Their Way Into Your Gut, A Pilot Study Finds

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Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.

Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Sea Salt

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After 65 years of making plastic, we've pretty much mastered the art. What we haven't yet figured out is what to do with plastic once we're done with it.

Piling Up:  Drowning in a Sea of Plastic

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Yes, plastic straws are bad, but they’re just a teeny drop in the giant ocean of plastic we’re swimming in. Here are other everyday plastic objects that we could put on the discontinued list.

What Plastic Item Would You Love to Ban?

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Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin.

Our Plastic Pollution Crisis is Too Big for Recycling to Fix

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Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump,” recycling about half of the globe’s plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1.

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling

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