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August 11, 2017 Environment

The Last Plastic Straw: How Legislation Can Stop Plastic Pollution

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

I have been writing about single use plastics for a long time, well before I co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition in 2009.  In that time, plastic pollution has only escalated despite...

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May 10, 2017 Environment
Not all the hotspots were near cities. Channel Islands National Park, off the coast of Southern California, didn't fare so well. (Photo: Doc Searles / Flickr)

Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

San Francisco Bay and at least three other California coastlines suffer severe plastic pollution that violates the federal Clean Water Act, according to an appeal the Center for Biological Diversity...

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March 30, 2017 Environment
Photo: Kevin Dooley / Flickr

Our Plastic World: Policy and Legislation

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the third piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. By now, you likely know a thing or two about Plasticity Forum. As...

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March 28, 2017 Environment
Microplastics. (Photo: 5 Gyres Institute)

Solving Plastic Pollution, One Piece at a Time

By: 5 Gyres Institute

By Haley Jain Haggerstone Maybe you’ve heard about the giant floating island of plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Or the news that scientists recently determined that, by...

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March 24, 2017 Environment
A plastic cup, designed to be recycled and eventually reused, has instead been tossed to the ground, where it becomes pollution. (Photo: Simone Smith / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Designed for Reuse, But Often Tossed Aside

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the second piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Last week, we introduced you to the Plasticity Forum, an organization that...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Lighters and other plastic pollution litter Midway Island. (Photo: Kris Krug / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Promoting Sustainability Through a Circular Economy

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the first piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Plastic is everywhere: in our homes, our offices, our schools – we...

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March 7, 2017 Environment
Plastic pollution in Singapore. (Photo: vaidehi shah / Flickr)

Progress in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

By: Tiffany Paige

I had the opportunity to talk to two incredible women fighting the battle against plastic pollution: Lisa Kaas Boyle and Dianna Cohen. They are co-founders of the Plastic Pollution Coalition...

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December 15, 2016 Environment

INFOGRAPHIC: Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Home

By: Guest Author

There's no question there are excellent plastic products that have done a lot to improve human lives. Items such as car seats, helmets, and medical plastics (just to name a...

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December 7, 2016 Environment

Seabirds Are Developing a Taste for Plastic

By: Nick Marinoff

Seabirds will eat just about anything they can get their beaks on. Their tenacity and voracious appetites are usually experienced firsthand by anyone bringing a picnic basket to the beach,...

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November 2, 2016 Videos
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VIDEO: Here's Everything You Need to Recycle Plastic Waste -- And It's Free

By: Planet Editor

With plastic waste pretty much everywhere, Dave Hakkens is turning trash into recycled treasure via Precious Plastic. Beginning as a graduation project in design school, Precious Plastic evolved into a global movement...

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September 13, 2016 Environment
Photo: Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Plasticity Forum Headed to London

By: Ocean Recovery Alliance

The Plasticity Forum brings its big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability to London, giving the design community a chance to learn how to lead the brands they work...

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August 5, 2016 Environment

Plastic: It’s What’s for Dinner

By: Dana Hunnes

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post on May 23, 2016. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author. Plastic: It’s ubiquitous. It’s in our food, it’s...

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