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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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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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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.

Taylor Dorrell   


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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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World No-Tobacco Day: As the menace of cigarette butt pollution continues, Lee Cooper weaves jeans out of them

Each pair of these eco-jeans cleans up approximately 600 cigarette butts! The jeans have passed all…

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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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Catan adds climate change to the latest edition of the world-famous board game

Originally published in 1995 in Germany, the initial version prioritised growth over sustainability…

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World producing record amount of single-use plastic waste than ever: Minderoo Foundation report

The world is producing a record amount of single-use plastic waste, mostly made from polymers creat…

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RIL, one of world’s largest producers of single-use plastics, is now eyeing biodegradable, compostable plastics

RIL, one of world’s largest producers of single-use plastics, is now eyeing biodegradable, composta…

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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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Cello World stock closes 22% higher than issue price on debut day

Cello World debuted on the stock exchanges with a 28% premium on Monday, overshooting grey market e…

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Cello World IPO subscribed 38.9.4x with bumper bids from QIBs

The initial public offer (IPO) of consumer goods company Cello World was subscribed 38% on the firs…

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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…

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Bill Nye says Coca-Cola is recycling its way to 'a world without waste.' He's wrong.

Coca-Cola is among the world's biggest plastic polluters. Recycling doesn't keep plastics out of la…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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More beauty brands are ditching plastic packaging — and consumers are buying in

From annual sustainability reports to going "zero-waste," smaller beauty brands see the value in su…

Korie Wilkins   


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Three-quarters of the world's population wants single-use plastics banned, according to new study

The new poll by Reuters and IPSOS comes as countries meet in Nairobi later this month to start nego…

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Fighting our plastic problem: Bans and recycling mandates gain steam in the US and abroad

States like California and countries including Canada and India hope to reduce pollution by banning…

Catherine Boudreau