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Why Sea Turtles Have Such A Problem With Plastic Bags In the Ocean

Why Sea Turtles Have Such A Problem With Plastic Bags In the Ocean

They have a problem with the plastic because of their anti-barfing spikes. Settle in, folks! Here is a short and helpful explanation on the unique structure of a sea turtles esophagus: Submitted by:
Here's what I learned from my privileged, western failure to go plastic-free for a month | Van Badham

Here's what I learned from my privileged, western failure to go plastic-free for a month | Van Badham

I tried to re-enact my nanna’s depression-mindset, zero-waste home, but no victory over plastic went unpunishedMy “plastic-free” July began with an idea to retain every piece of plastic waste I
'Plastic recycling is a myth': what really happens to your rubbish?

'Plastic recycling is a myth': what really happens to your rubbish?

You sort your recycling, leave it to be collected – and then what? From councils burning the lot to foreign landfill sites overflowing with British rubbish, Oliver Franklin-Wallis reports on a global
Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Discovery of pollution in snowfall from the Arctic to the Alps leads to call for urgent research on potential human health impactsAbundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from
Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?

Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?

Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing. Here are some techniques being pursued.
Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?

Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?

Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing. Here are some techniques being pursued.
Tanzania leads the fight against plastic | Letters

Tanzania leads the fight against plastic | Letters

Phil Barlow on how Tanzania has recently banned all plastic bags with great success. Plus Helen Evans on learning from her own granddaughterRe your article about “Plastic City” on the outskirts of the
Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste

Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste

World’s second biggest producer of plastic waste per capita vows to put its plastic mountain on map at summitOne of the joys of traveling on Japan’s bullet trains is tucking into an ekiben “station
12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York

12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York

Rent regulations, climate change, gun control and more: Lawmakers pushed through an undeniably liberal agenda.
Plastic wrapped in plastic: the wasteful reality of America's grocery stores

Plastic wrapped in plastic: the wasteful reality of America's grocery stores

On a shopping trip to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and other leading markets, plastic feels more plentiful than the food itselfWhere does your plastic go? Revealing America’s dirty secretThe seven ways

Store’s Bid to Shame Customers Over Plastic Bags Backfires

A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.

Store’s Bid to Shame Customers Over Plastic Bags Backfires

A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.

Store’s Bid to Shame Customers Over Plastic Bags Backfires

A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.
Supermarket's Plan to Cut Waste with Embarrassing Plastic Bags Backfires in Major Way

Supermarket's Plan to Cut Waste with Embarrassing Plastic Bags Backfires in Major Way

The bags are printed with logos like The Colon Care Co-Op, Dr. Toew’s Wart Ointment Wholesale, or the Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium.
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, June 11th

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, June 11th

Lila Ash’s Daily Cartoon contemplates the plastic-bag ban.
Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.
Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.
Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.
Canada Joins Global Movement to Ban Single-Use Plastics

Canada Joins Global Movement to Ban Single-Use Plastics

“People have had enough of seeing their parks and beaches covered with plastic,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.