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Sunday, December 8, 2019
How to End the Cycle of Throwaway Plastic Toys

How to End the Cycle of Throwaway Plastic Toys

Photo: Getty Images It’s everywhere. The cheap kazoo. Stings of Mardi Gras beads. Spider rings. Crazy straws. Magnifying glasses that just make things look blurry. Off-brand Slinkies. So many frisbees. Mini squirt guns that don’t actually squirt. I don’t buy a lot of plastic crap for my kids, but somehow, it finds its way into…
More plastic contamination is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Trash Spot. It’s even appearing in the intestinal tracts of sea animals.

More plastic contamination is swirling in the deep ocean than in...

On average, 8.8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. The maximum amount could be closer to 14 million tons — about the weight of 2 million elephants. Most plastics take hundreds of years to break down. And even then, they just splinter into very small pieces called microplastics, which will likely never…
Americans consume about 200 small pieces of plastic every day. Excessive plastic in our diet plans might tinker our health in mystical and frightening methods.

Americans consume about 200 small pieces of plastic every day. Excessive...

Think for a second about what you have eaten today. Chances are, pieces of plastic aren't on your list. But they should be. A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests that microplastics — tiny, often invisible pieces of plastic — are in our water, food, air, and stomachs at alarming…
How Plastic Production Is Impacting Our Environment and Oceans

How Plastic Production Is Impacting Our Environment and Oceans

Disposable waste plastic on wooden background. Getty The production of plastics has quadrupled in the past 40 years, such that it is a ubiquitous component of our lives - from packaging to electronics to construction. Bio-plastic products, such as those made from vegetable oils or wood chips, have been suggested as an eco-friendly alternative. But, it is unclear how this and other…
New York City Formally Prohibits Plastic Bags

New York City Formally Prohibits Plastic Bags

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A pedestrian carries a plastic shopping bag in New York, U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. It is estimated that…
In some nations, individuals deal with prison time for utilizing plastic bags. Here are all the locations that have actually prohibited plastic bags and straws up until now.

In some nations, individuals deal with prison time for utilizing plastic...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York legislature have approved a new fiscal budget that includes a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. When the ban goes into effect on March 1, 2020, New York will become one of three US states that doesn't allow these bags. (The others are California and Hawaii.)…
Odyssey Development Makes Kayaks Out Of Sea Plastic, Utilizes Kayaks To Gather More

Odyssey Development Makes Kayaks Out Of Sea Plastic, Utilizes Kayaks To...

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An edible straw made from seaweed might quickly change contaminating plastic straws

An edible straw made from seaweed might quickly change contaminating plastic...

Plastic straws are already a thing of the past in cities like San Francisco and Seattle, which have adopted legislation that bans restaurants and bars from giving the utensils to customers. While Seattle's ban has already gone into effect, San Francisco will impose the new rule in July — just six months after the state…
Researchers Discover New Mineral Icicles, Dead Mollusks, Plastic at the Bottom of the Great Blue Hole

Researchers Discover New Mineral Icicles, Dead Mollusks, Plastic at the Bottom...

Explorers just mapped the depths of the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize. Credit: Aquatica Submarines Explorers reached the bottom of the Great Blue Hole, a sprawling sinkhole off the coast of Belize. With the expedition now complete, they are back to tell the tale of new mineral icicles, some unfortunate dead mollusks…
Battling Plastic Contamination From The Leading

Battling Plastic Contamination From The Leading

<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="The holidays are over- did you keep the environment in mind? Chances are you may be under a mountain of wrapping...

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