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This UK company is selling chips in a fully biodegradable “paper” bag; is this the future of single-use packaging?

The plastic alternative can be recycled, re-pulped, composted, and even breaks down in anaerobic en…

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OPINION: Planet vs Plastics — A multi-stakeholder approach to clean up the Earth

Life cycle assessment of plastic reveals that petroleum-based plastics can be recycled three to fou…

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Amazon is trying to eliminate plastic that doesn't get recycled. It's actually making some progress.

Amazon is using a paper filler made from 100% recycled material instead, which customers can recycl…

Catherine Boudreau   


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Groundbreaking study shows why drinking from plastic bottles may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

A chemical called BPA may disrupt your hormones and increase diabetes risk, a study found. It's com…

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Banned cancer-causing additives have been found in commercial floor covers — here’s another reason why that's concerning

In order to convert polymers into actual usable products, manufacturers add certain chemicals to al…

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China stopped taking our plastic. Now America is drowning in it.

America generates 40 million tons of plastic waste a year — and it can't be recycled.

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The US is under pressure to lead the way in reducing plastic pollution but it keeps making more of it

World leaders are negotiating a treaty to end plastic pollution, and the US is under pressure to st…

Catherine Boudreau   


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Even ‘biodegradable’ plastics may not be enough to protect fish from doom, new research suggests

Previous studies have revealed that both traditional and biopolymer microplastic exposure can influ…

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Noticing more product recalls lately? It's not just you.

The number of product recalls increased 11% in 2023, according to one study, and 115% between 2018 …

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This new type of soap made from common plastic waste could be the latest solution for our plastic problem!

Polyethylene, the most common plastic type that finds application in consumer products such as food…

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Despite major crises, these Syrians innovated a sustainable business turning plastic junk into cheap mats!

30-year-old mat seller Mohammed al-Qassem notes that since these mats are relatively cheap, they're…

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55 tons of ocean plastic collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be recycled into Kia’s electric vehicles!

Kia has already begun upcycling plastic in many car parts, such as the EV9 model which incorporates…

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Plastic recycling plants could end up dumping lakhs of kilograms of microplastics in water bodies, study finds

During the cleaning process, the plastic items are washed with water several times to rid them of a…

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Travel Sustainable: Samsonite’s new line of luggage is made from yoghurt cups and plastic bottles

After the pandemic wreaked havoc on the travel industry, the conversations around sustainability ha…

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More and more microplastics are being deposited in our noses and throats, which could lead to serious health risks

Breathing conditions and microplastic size influenced the overall microplastic deposition rate in a…

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The 'Barbie' movie turning into a global phenomenon helped boost sales for the plastic doll – but not by as much as you might expect

Mattel said global gross billings for Barbie products were up 14% in Q3, but this wasn't enough to …

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80% plastic pollution could be eradicated by 2040 with appropriate policy changes: UNEP report

To slash plastic pollution by 80 per cent globally by 2040, the report suggests first eliminating p…

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A Miami plastic surgeon reveals the top plastic surgery trends for men, including 'fake ab' surgery and buccal fat removal

Liposuction, hair transplants, face lifts, and buccal fat removal surgery are the top procedures fo…

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Wholesale price inflation eases to 29-month low of 1.34% in March

The wholesale price-based inflation eased to a 29-month low of 1.34 per cent in March on easing pri…

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Here's why you should also celebrate Zero Waste Day on March 30 every year!

According to the United Nations, if food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third bigge…