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The Ohio Train Derailment Lays Bare the Hellish Plastic Crisis

"We just have to make less plastic"


Do You Wishcycle?

The Washington Post: If so, you’re actually not recycling.


How Bad are Plastics, Really?

The Atlantic: They’re harmful to health, environment, and human rights—and now poised to dominate this century as an unchecked cause of climate change.

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This Peeler Did Not Have to Be Wrapped in So Much Plastic

Amazon could be the model for change

Recycling in America is a mess

Recycling in America is a mess.

A new bill could clean it up

Get manufacturers to pick up the recycling tab

550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis with Eight Executive Actions

550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis with Eight Executive Actions

Plastic production and pollution impact public health, the environment, and the climate and it has reached crisis levels around the world.

U. S Tied to Larger Share of Plastic Waste in Seas

U. S Tied to Larger Share of Plastic Waste in Seas

In 2016 the study estimates the U.S. contributed between 1.1 and 2.2 million metric tons of plastic waste to the oceans

Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day

 Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day

Exposure is far higher than previously thought and effects plastic food containers

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Scientists studied five different types of seafood. 100 percent were contaminated with plastics.

Plastic is in the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. 

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Kenya bans single-use plastics in protected areas

Outlawing single-use plastics in pristine landscapes that are home to iconic plant and animal species is part of Kenya’s green agenda

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Yes, Bottled Water Expires – Here’s Why It Matters

 The toxicity contained in the plastic enters the water.


“Waste” examines the global and local afterlife of recyclables

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


How Coca Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts

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

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

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

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Bottled Water Is Sucking Florida Dry

Goal of eliminating bottled water production

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How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting

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

No More Plastic

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

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

Where Does Your Plastic Go?

Where does your plastic go?

Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret.


Ocean Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air

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

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Is This the End of Recycling?

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

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National Geographic:  Planet or Plastic

Ten Stories You Need to Read

From Plastics 101 and the Environment to Science and Innovation.


A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

Every animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.


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

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 Found in 90 Percent of Sea Salt

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.

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Piling Up:  Drowning in a Sea of Plastic

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.

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What Plastic Item Would You Love to Ban?

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.

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Our Plastic Pollution Crisis is Too Big for Recycling to Fix

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.


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

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.

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