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Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

Marine biologists horrified to find 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags inside Cuvier’s beaked whaleA young whale that washed up in the Philippines died from “gastric shock” after ingesting 40kg
As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling and garbage bins in Sunrise, Fla., which has decided to burn its recycling collections in a facility that turns waste into energy.
As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling and garbage bins in Sunrise, Fla., which has decided to burn its recycling collections in a facility that turns waste into energy.
As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling and garbage bins in Sunrise, Fla., which has decided to burn its recycling collections in a facility that turns waste into energy.
Garbage In, Energy Out: Synova Power Turns Waste Into Electricity

Garbage In, Energy Out: Synova Power Turns Waste Into Electricity

Plastic waste is a major threat to ocean health but instead of dumping it, it could be a good and cheap fuel for the technology Synova has developed.
Garbage In, Energy Out: Synova Power Turns Waste Into Electricity

Garbage In, Energy Out: Synova Power Turns Waste Into Electricity

Plastic waste is a major threat to ocean health but instead of dumping it, it could be a good and cheap fuel for the technology Synova has developed.

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

California already has placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn’t

Watch: Diver rescues a little fish trapped in a plastic bag and it's very satisfying

Over 100,000 marine animals die every year after getting trapped in plastic, but this little fish got lucky. A diver in Phuket, Thailand found the creature trapped in a plastic bag and, after a bit of
9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

Don't forget the reusable tote bags for the farmers' market.
New York’s Governor Cuomo Wants to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

New York’s Governor Cuomo Wants to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

California passed a statewide plastic bag ban in 2016.
A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?

A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a ban on plastic bags that seemed to include only single-use bags given out by retailers.
A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?

A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a ban on plastic bags that seemed to include only single-use bags given out by retailers.
With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Senate majority leader in New York, said that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, finally has “willing partners here in the Senate.”
The 99 best things that happened in 2018

The 99 best things that happened in 2018

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Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach

Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach

Sperm whale washed up in Sulawesi had flip-flops, bottles, bags and 115 drinking cups in its stomachA dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its

Wherein Werner Herzog gives voice to a lonely plastic bag

Werner Herzog is responsible for many strange, wonderful things. Everything he's involved in is kissed by a brutal beauty--even that first Jack Reacher movie, starring Tom Cruise. In this video from
Is Your CPG Company on the Right Side of History?

Is Your CPG Company on the Right Side of History?

Finding alternatives to plastic packaging choking the oceans is good marketing and you'll be proud of having done it.
Is Your CPG Company on the Right Side of History?

Is Your CPG Company on the Right Side of History?

Finding alternatives to plastic packaging choking the oceans is good marketing and you'll be proud of having done it.