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How 1.5 million plastic bottles are turned into clothing every day

Polyester is one of the most popular fabrics in the world. Made from PET plastic, it is prized for …

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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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Plastic testes: Scientists analyse human testicles, find microplastics in every single one of them!

Eat right, exercise, get adequate sleep, manage your stress, avoid smoking and limit alcohol — thes…

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A stolen painting found in a plastic bag at a London bus stop just sold for $22 million.

The masterpiece that was missing for seven years after being stolen from an English country home se…

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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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Dangerous feral hogs that destroy lawns and eat plastic are growing across the US, and states can't kill them fast enough

The US has long struggled with its feral pig problem, which causes billions of dollars in damage. T…

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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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Can bamboo replace paper and plastic? And should it?

With bamboo-based products on the rise, we wanted to see how they compared to their plastic and pap…

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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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How one company in India is turning plastic bags into $100 sneakers

Thaely, a new footwear company, gets its name from the Hindi word for plastic bags. The company say…

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Tamil Nadu to deploy innovative 'trash interceptors' to rid rivers of plastic pollution in 14 districts

As part of the ambitious Rs 1,675 crore Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Mission, the state environme…

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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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Can coconut waste replace plastic-foam coolers?

The Philippines is the second-largest producer of coconuts in the world. An estimated 9 billion hus…

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Can "golden fiber" from swamp reeds replace plastic?

About 20 years ago, Bangladesh became the first nation on Earth to ban single-use plastic bags. Sin…

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Climate change will soon begin to alter the very structure of our brains, study warns

Previous research has already shown that adverse environmental factors can have serious effects on …

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Microplastics floating through our clouds could soon start changing the Earth's rainfall and weather patterns

These minuscule plastic pieces have the potential to accumulate water, effectively creating clouds.…

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The 'eye lift' has become one of the most highly requested plastic surgeries in America

Plastic surgeons say people have been spending too much time looking at themselves on Zoom — and it…

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