plastic bags

Who should bear the cost of shopping bags—the retailer or the shopper?

Who should bear the cost of shopping bags—the retailer or the shopper?

Legal experts and consumer redressal fora differ on the matter.
Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Bioplastics made from hemp are a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastics that have become the scourge of the ocean.
Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Bioplastics made from hemp are a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastics that have become the scourge of the ocean.
Paper or Plastic? Time to Bring Your Own Bag

Paper or Plastic? Time to Bring Your Own Bag

New York City shoppers who opt for paper bags would be charged an extra 5 cents under a bill approved by the City Council.
Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

A marine biologist specializing in microplastics examined a water sample from the Mediterranean Sea. A new study suggests that the tiny particles also travel by air — and in extraordinary numbers.
Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

A marine biologist specializing in microplastics examined a water sample from the Mediterranean Sea. A new study suggests that the tiny particles also travel by air — and in extraordinary numbers.

How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit

Ditch your one-and-done straws, spoons, and containers with this kit of affordable, reusable stand-ins.
Here’s a superb reason to ditch your plastic bag addiction

Here’s a superb reason to ditch your plastic bag addiction

Even in the deepest pit on Earth, at some 35,700 feet beneath the sea, there lies a white plastic bag. Plastic pollution is now so ubiquitous on the planet that cities, counties, and even states have
Things You’re Doing to Save the Planet That Are Actually Terrible

Things You’re Doing to Save the Planet That Are Actually Terrible

That reusable cotton tote is polluting the air and water way more than a plastic bag.
What Do I Do With All These Plastic Bags?

What Do I Do With All These Plastic Bags?

I do everything I can to avoid using plastic bags—I once bought several frozen groceries and opted to carry them home in my arms, like they were a baby.
A Budget With Real Wins for New Yorkers

A Budget With Real Wins for New Yorkers

The budget approved Sunday will make New York City the first city in the country to see congestion pricing.
Say Goodbye to Supreme Shopping Bags as New York State Expected to Ban Plastic Bags

Say Goodbye to Supreme Shopping Bags as New York State Expected to Ban Plastic Bags

The New York Times reports that single-use plastic bags could soon be banned across New York State. The ban, which is expected to be part of the state’s budget bills that are slated to be passed by
Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California

The plan would have an additional element allowing counties to opt in to a 5-cent fee on paper bags.
The problem with turning to paper after the EU’s plastic ban

The problem with turning to paper after the EU’s plastic ban

Switching from one single-use material to another is not the answer.

Dead Whale in the Philippines Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body

The whale’s grisly death renewed focus on the problem of plastics ending up in oceans. The Philippines is the third-biggest contributor of such waste.

Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines

The whale’s grisly death renewed focus on the problem of plastics ending up in oceans. The Philippines is the third-biggest contributor of such waste.

Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines

The whale’s grisly death renewed focus on the problem of plastics ending up in oceans. The Philippines is the third-biggest contributor of such waste.