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Recycling & Waste
From single-use plastics to product packaging, learn how and why to cut your daily plastic habit.
Recycling & Waste
UBQ Turns Garbage Into a Composite Thermoplastic
Study Finds Microplastics Inside Fruits and Vegetables
Sea Spray Is Full of Microplastics
Fix Drinking Water Supplies to Reduce Ocean Plastic
River Birds Ingest Up to 200 Microplastic Pieces Daily
Could Cows' Stomachs Hold the Key to Recycling Plastic?
Satellites Can Spy on Microplastics, Researchers Show
Reusable Kitchenwares Aren't Always Best, Surprising Study Reveals
Zero Waste Experts Share Thoughts on Plastic Free July
Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?
Plastic Waste From Takeout Is a Big Problem—Here's What You Can Do About It
Is Chewing Gum Biodegradable? A Look at Its Ingredients
Can Plastic Film Be Recycled?
Chile Boldly Bans Single-Use Plastics
20 Companies Produce More Than 50% of the World's Single-Use Plastic
How Many Times Can Plastic Be Recycled?
UK Supermarket Says No to Plastic Toys Attached to Magazines
Australia Is Smart to Ban Biodegradable Plastics
Celebrate National Skip the Straw Day
Notpla Is on a Mission to Save the World From Plastic Packaging
India's Train Stations Swap Plastic Cups for Clay in Effort to Reduce Plastic
Welcome to the Plastisphere
Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?
Is Silicone a Safe Alternative to Single-Use Plastics?
What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?
Compostable and "Biodegradable" Plastics Provide False Sense of Responsibility
This Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours
Caterpillar 'Plastivores' Can Eat and Digest Plastic Bags
Is Polyester Biodegradable?
"The Story of Plastic" Is a Moving Film That Reveals Where Plastic Comes From – And Where It Goes
The Plastics Industry Is Booming Right Now, Thanks to the Coronavirus
Microplastics Inhibit a Hermit Crab's Ability to Choose Shell
We Are About to Get Buried in Garbage
Don't Let This Pandemic Ruin the Fight Against Single-Use Plastics
All About Vinyl: The Plastic Found in (Almost) Everything
France Begins Radical Plan to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic
How Plastics Add to the Climate Crisis
11 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste
Could You Make a Plastic-Free Costume This Halloween?
This Plastic Bag Is Edible, Compostable, Even Drinkable
This Canadian Company Sells Zero-Waste, Plastic-Free Toothpaste
Oil Industry Is Spending Billions on Increasing Plastics Production
16 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste
Honolulu Cracks Down on Single-Use Plastics
Rampant Death for Hermit Crabs Who Confuse Plastic Trash for Shells
Thicker Bags Don't Solve the Plastics Problem
Canada Moves Forward With Its Single-Use Plastics Ban
What's Happening to All the "Recycled" Waste Now That It's Not Shipped to China?
No Plastic 2020: The Reason I Am Giving Up All Plastic Bottles
6 Household Items With Hidden Plastic
How Our Thinking Changed in 2019: Recycling and Plastics
The Big Awful Truth About Biodegradable Plastics
I Almost Missed America Recycles Day!
Scientists Create a New Type of Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever
How Much Plastic Do You Consume Every Day?
Vancouver Says No More Foam Food Containers
Mealworms Can Safely Consume Polystyrene Foam
Coke's UK Head of Sustainability Says We Don't Have a Packaging Problem, We Have a Waste and Litter Problem
Indonesia's Food Supply Is Being Contaminated by Imported Plastics
Is Your Tea Steeped in Plastic?
California Hotels Banned From Offering Mini Toiletries in Plastic
Biodegradable Plastic Is Bad for the Environment, British MPs Say
Earthworms Lose Weight in Plastic-Filled Soil
World's First Recycled Plastic Bike Path Opens in the Netherlands
4 Ways to Eat Less Plastic
In Rome, Recycle Plastic Bottles for Transit Fares
Avoid These Types of Disposable Packaging for Health Reasons
10 Tips for Living With Less Plastic
Plastic Cutlery Makes Top 10 List of Trash Items Found on Beaches
Humans Ingest at Least 50,000 Plastic Particles a Year
India to Implement Major Single-Use Plastic Ban on Oct 2
Here's a Handy Guide to Plastics Recycling
Get Ready for the Onslaught of "Smart Plastic Incineration"
Want to Go Plastic-Free? Start With One Thing.
How Did Our Periods Get So Full of Plastic?
4 Billion Bits of Microplastics in the Waters of Tampa Bay
Meat and Plastic Sales Are Slowly Dropping, Survey Finds
Even When It Doesn't Kill Them, Plastic Hurts Seabirds
Most Plastics in Our Recycling Bins Aren't Getting Recycled, New Report Finds
Solutions for Single-Use Plastic Pollution Must Consider All Stakeholders
8 Makeup Brands That Are Fighting Plastic Packaging
Our Love Affair With Single-Use Plastics Is Over
A New Material That's Part Plastic and Part Rock Is Forming on This Portuguese Island
Ocean Cleanup Mission Takes Aim at Rivers
Why Do We Drink So Much Bottled Water?
Why You Should Kick the Plastic Straw Habit
Wild Bees Are Recycling Plastic, Study Finds
Our Lives Have Been Co-Opted by the Convenience Industrial Complex
Here's an Incredibly Simple Solution to Plastic Packaging Waste
10 Plastic Items You Can Give Up Right Now
The Poor Whales Can't Get Away From All Our Plastic Trash
Is Plastic a 'Necessary Evil' in Our Food System?
Trudeau Says Canada Will Ban Single-Use Plastics as Early as 2021
186 Countries Have Signed UN Pact to Reduce Plastic Pollution
This Ingenious Technique Could Turn Plastic Waste Into Clean Fuel
Malaysia Vows to Send Plastic Waste Back to Countries of Origin
Vancouver Grocer Uses Embarrassing Slogans to Discourage Plastic Bag Use
How to Garden With Less Plastic
Here's What Happens to 'Biodegradable' Bags After 3 Years in Seawater or Soil
So Much Plastic Is Being Made That "Recycling Has No Impact"
Join the 'One Plastic Free Day' Campaign on June 5
How the Plastics Industry Is Hijacking the Circular Economy
The 'Attenborough Effect' Has Made People More Conscious About Plastic Use
Ocean Plastic Pollution Costs the Planet $2.5 Trillion Per Year
New Online Store Guarantees Plastic-Free, Low-Emission Shipping
This Biodegradable, Edible Wrapper Could Replace Single-Use Plastics for Food
Make Eco-Friendly Confetti Out of Plants
Those Hotel Mini Soaps and Shampoo Bottles Will Soon Be History
Should Parents Buy Non-Plastic Toys for Their Kids?
Whole Foods Becomes 1st National Grocer in US to Ban Plastic Straws
Italian Island of Capri Bans Single-Use Plastics
Festival-Goers Are Asked to Stop Abandoning Tents
Plastic Invades the Once Pristine Waters of the Philippines (Photos)
Petition Wants All Disposable Menstrual Products to Be Plastic-Free
New Phox Water Filter Eliminates Disposable Plastic Cartridges
Evian's Water Bubble: Hit or Miss?
How Dangerous Are Chemicals in Plastic Consumer Products?
Whale Dies With 40 Kilograms of Plastic in Its Stomach
Plastic Particles Are Raining Down on Remote Areas
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Just Wants to Make More of It
The Neuston Is a Floating Ocean Ecosystem, and Our Plastic Cleanup Push Could Threaten It
How I Gave Up Plastic Bottles for Shampoo, Dish Soap, and Rinse Aid
Plastic Is Toxic at Every Stage of Its Life Cycle
Synchro Swimmers Perform in a Pool Filled With Plastic
Plastic Waste Is a Problem, but Wasting What the Plastic Is Wrapping Is Many Times Worse
How to Freeze Food Without Plastic
Plastic Bottles Are the Most Common Litter in European Waterways
European Industry Maps Chemicals Added to Plastics
Ikea Kicks Single-Use Plastics to the Curb
Single-Use Plastics Are Being Incinerated Instead of Recycled in the USA
European Parliament Approves Ban on Single-Use Plastics
Get Ready for Pushback in the War on Plastic
India Follows China's Lead, Bans Plastic Waste Imports
Major Brands Commit to Selling Products in Refillable Containers
California (And the Whole World) Needs to Get Over Recycling
Synthetic Fibers Found at Bottom of Mariana Trench
Why We Can't Ban Plastic Straws Completely
The Solution to Plastic Pollution Isn't Beach Clean-Ups, It's Companies Taking Responsibility
Young Designer Creates Plastic Alternative From Fish Waste and Algae
UK Reveals Plans to Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Swabs
Rare Sea Turtles Eating Plastic at Record Rate
To Get to a Circular Economy We Have to Change Not Just the Cup, but the Culture
Wind Is Carrying Huge Amounts of Microplastic Dust Around the World
Even Groundwater Is Contaminated With Microplastics
First Came the Straw Wars. Next Up Are the Balloon Battles.
Malaysia Is Floundering in a Sea of American Plastic
Museum of Ice Cream's Sprinkle Pool Deemed an Environmental Hazard
What's the Environmentally Preferable Choice: A Real Christmas Tree or a Faux One?
The Biggest Source of Microplastics in Fresh Water Is Laundry Lint
Berkeley Will Start Charging 25 Cents for Takeout Cups
Swedish Study Finds That Living in a House With Vinyl Floors Increases Levels of Phthalates in Pregnant Women
The Problems With Amsterdam's Plastic-Free Grocery Aisle
NYC's Controversial Foam Ban Finally Takes Effect
Boy Discovers Microbe That Eats Plastic
Mumbai Is Home to the World's Largest Beach Cleanup
Australia Slashed Plastic Bag Use by 80% in 3 Months – Here's How
Can Bottled Water Companies Switch to a Fully Recycled Bottle?
World's First Plastic-Free Flight Took Off This Week
British Government Demands Producer Responsibility and Deposits on Everything
EU Announces New Rules to Reduce Single-Use Plastics
Makeup Remover Wipes Now Come With More Plastic
9 Ideas for Plastic-Free Halloween Treats
The Ocean Cleanup Array Hits a Snag. Some Say 'I Told You So...'
British Supermarket Cracks Down on Glitter
Materials Scientists Weigh in on How to Solve the Plastic Problem
Microplastics Are Hurting Snails' Ability to Evade Predators
How One Man Built an Island of Plastic Bottles
Amateur Scuba Divers Train to Be "Ghost Net Busters"
World's First Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisle Debuts in Amsterdam
The Sad Slippery Slope of Bar Soap
Aerogel Is Made From Waste Plastic Bottles
Dutch Supermarket Debuts World's First Plastic-Free Aisle
'Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-By-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy' (Book Review)
Italians Are Balking at a New Produce Bag Fee
'More Clay, Less Plastic' Movement Replaces Plastic Kitchen Tools With Natural Ones
'Single-Use' Crowned Word of the Year
10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Plastic Bottles
Where Has All the Plastic Pollution Gone in the Indian Ocean?
20,000 People Join Beach Clean-Ups in Bali
Europe Votes to Ban Disposable Plastics by 2021
Greenpeace Shows How Many Companies Are Failing to Ban Microbeads
Microplastics Found in 90% of Table Salt
SodaStream Launches Device to Clean Plastics From Ocean
Why Balloon Releases Need to Stop
6 Most Common Sources of Plastic Pollution
Jamaica to Ban Plastic Bags, Straws and Foam Containers Too
Britain Gets Serious About Curbing Plastic Waste
Don't Buy a Nalgene Water Bottle Until You Read This
Plastic Bags Emit Methane, Too
Why We Should Ban Glitter, Just Like We Banned Microbeads
How to Break Your Paper Towel and Plastic Bag Habits
This Accidental Discovery Could Help Solve Our Plastic Pollution Crisis
Chile Joins Worldwide Push to Ban Plastic Bags
7 Smart Swaps That Will Get You Closer to a Plastic-Free Life
10 Rivers May Deliver Bulk of Ocean Plastic
If BPA Is So Terrible, Why Is Everybody Still Drinking Beer and Pop Out of BPA Lined Cans?
A Beginner's Guide to Plastic-Free Living
Marine Biologist Wants to Make Plastic Straws Extinct on the Great Barrier Reef
'Straws' Film Reveals How the Straw in Your Drink Is Hurting the World
What You Can Do to Reduce Microfiber Pollution
Shipwrecked Lego Provides Insights Into Ocean Plastic Movements
Does Your Dental Floss Contain PFCs?
There Might Be Microplastic in That Compost
There Are Fewer Plastic Bags Clogging U.K. Waters
5 Ways Plastic Straws May Be Bad for Your Body
What Older Generations Can Teach Us About Plastic-Free Living
Straw Bans Won't Fix the Plastic Problem, but Something Else Can
How Crabs and Trees Could Soon Replace Plastic
Will You Take Plastic With Your Tea?
Now That China Won't Take Plastic Waste, What's the U.S. Doing?
Can Ocean Plastic End Up in Seafood?
93% of Bottled Water Tested in This Study Contained Microplastics
Trials Complete, the Ocean Cleanup Is Now Headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Frozen Foods Can Be Packaging-Free Too
Some Uncomfortable Facts About the Fleece Vest
10 Additional Tips for Living With Less Plastic
Carlsberg Replaces Plastic Six-Pack Rings With Glue
Empty Chip Bags Flood UK Mailboxes in Protest Against Plastic Packaging
Sea Turtles Can Die From Eating Just One Piece of Plastic
Flying Insects Carry Microplastics in Their Bodies
The One Thing Missing From Beach Cleanups
Half-Marathon in UK Bans Plastic Water Bottles
The Ocean Cleanup Is About to Launch. Here's What It Faces.
San Francisco Refuses Bioplastic Straws
Parmalat Gives Canadians More Plastic With Their Milk
Indian Students Mail 20,000 Empty Food Wrappers to Manufacturers
A Beginner's Guide to Plastic-Free Living: Part 2
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags
Date Revealed for Boylan Slat's First Ocean Cleanup Array Launch
Microplastics in House Dust Rain Down on Our Food
9 Out of 10 Seabirds Have Eaten Plastic
Narendra Modi: India to Ban Single-Use Plastic by 2022
Mariana Trench Contains 'Startling' Amounts of Plastic
UK Theme Parks Offer Half-Price Tickets for Empty Plastic Bottles
Report From Healthy Building Network Slams PVC Production
Marriott Removing Plastic Straws From Its 6,500 Hotels
Disney Promises to Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers, Cups and More
Why California Dumped 96 Million Plastic Balls Into a Reservoir
The Great Lakes Are Filling Up With Plastic
The Risks of Single Use Plastic Alternatives
Genius 6th Grader Invents Device That Hunts for Ocean Microplastics
Ask Pablo: Metal vs. Plastic Cutlery
New Ocean Garbage Patch Discovered
Yes! Coffee Shop Chain Bans Disposable Coffee Cups
"Recycled Island" Turns Ocean Plastic Into a Paradise
Mealworms Can Eat an All-Plastic Diet and Not Die
Scientists Accidentally Create Plastic-Eating Mutant Enzyme
UK Burger King Bans Plastic Straws
American Express Cards to Be Upcycled From Marine Plastic Debris
Synthetic Fabrics and Car Tires Are Major Source of Microplastic Pollution
The US Consumes 1500 Plastic Water Bottles Every Second, a Fact by Watershed
Plastic Discovered at Bottom of Great Blue Hole
Teapigs and Supermarkets Team Up to Launch 'Plastic Free' Consumer Label
Study Finds Microplastics in 93% of Bottled Water Samples
Sorry, Ritz-Carlton, Plant Based Bottles for Water Are Not Green
How Much Plastic Enters the Ocean Every Year?
Should We Really Be Building Out of Plastic? No.
Ocean Plastic Is Like Smog, Not a Floating Island
5 Steps Toward Going 'Zero Waste' in the Kitchen
BP Predicts: Plastics Bans Will Slow Oil Demand Growth
The Best Argument for Giving Up Cotton Swabs
Adidas Sold 1 Million Pairs of Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Last Year
Plastic Debris Found in Tap Water, Beer, and Sea Salt
26 Not-So-Fantastic Facts About Plastic
UK's Refill Campaign Is a Clever Solution to the Plastic Bottle Plague
The Problem With Bioplastics
SIGG Bottles Now BPA Free. But What Were They Before?
Five Interesting Facts That Will Make You Stop Sucking!
How Corn Plastics Are Made, and Why We Still Aren't Thrilled
Fossil Fuel Companies Are Fueling a Global Plastics Binge; What Will We Do With It All?
Confusion Reigns Over Plant-Based Bottles, Which Is Exactly What Coke and Pepsi Want
Massive Plastic Bottle Building Unveiled in Taiwan
Extreme Athlete Tom Jones Paddleboards 1,500 Miles to Clean Up the Oceans
Littering Is a Big Problem, but Who's Really to Blame?
PSA Shows Life in a Sea of Plastic
British Supermarket Switches to Dirty-Looking Plastic Water Bottles
Become a Citizen of the Trash Isles to Protect Our Oceans
Orange Peels Could Be Made Into Biodegradable Plastic
McDonald's Takes Action on Plastic Straws
Caterpillars That Eat Plastic Bags Discovered, Could Lead to Pollution Solution
Why the 'Break Free From Plastic' Movement Is a Really Big Deal
Plastic Eating Microbes to the Rescue: Evolution May Be Finding a Solution to the Problem of Plastic Waste
This Edible Water Blob Could Replace Plastic Bottles
"A Plastic Tide" Film Depicts Shocking Plastic Pollution Worldwide
Canadians Demand Nation-Wide Strategy on Plastic Pollution
Alcohol Makers Join the Fight Against Plastic Straws
Homemade Hydroelectric Generator Uses Plastic Bottles as Water Wheel
Follow the Rubber Duck to See How Plastic Travels the Sea
Pay for Your Subway Ride in Beijing by Recycling a Plastic Bottle
'The Smog of the Sea' Is Jack Johnson's New Film About Plastic Pollution
Open-Source Plastic Recycling Machine Plans Allow Anyone to Convert Waste Into New Products
Solar-Powered Trashpresso Converts Plastic and Fabric Waste Into Floor Tiles
These 10 Rivers Likely the Source of Millions of Tons of Ocean Plastic
Marine Drone Concept Cleans Up Plastics in the Ocean
Open-Source Recycling Machine Lets You Recycle and Make Your Own Plastic Products (Video)
Diver Films a Sea of Plastic Off Coast of Bali
Patagonia Admits There's a Problem With Synthetic Clothes
Wooden LEGOs From Mokurukku: A Non-Plastic Alternative
You'll Never Want to Buy Synthetic Clothing After Watching 'The Story of Microfibers'
Plastic Labeling System Often Confused for Recyclability of Plastic Products
Taiwan Promises to Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2030
This Solar Water Wheel Could Be the Solution to Plastic Ocean Debris
Biodegradable Plastic: What You Need to Know
The Arctic Is a 'Dead End' for Ocean Plastic
Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession With Bottled Water (Book Review)
Expedition Floats Length of Mississippi River on Raft Made From Trash
New 'Milk in a Bag' Solution Is Redundant if You Ask a Canadian
Henderson Island Is the Most Remote, Most Polluted Place on Earth
Stop Plastic Microfiber Pollution With This Ingenious Laundry Bag
Think Bottled Water Is Bad, Could Bottled Orange Juice Be Even Worse?
Church of England Urges Parishioners to Give Up Plastic for Lent
How to Banish Plastic Straws From Your Life Forever
The UN Has Declared War on Ocean Plastic Pollution
Water 3.0 Solves Problem of Microplastics and Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater
Fiji Water Shutting Down Bottling Plant in Fiji... Not.
How to Choose and Use Plastic Wisely
Why Amazon Go Should Be a No-Go: We Will Drown in a Sea of Plastic
Michigan Bans Bans on Plastic Bags, Takeout Food Containers, Styrofoam Cups and Just About Anything Else
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