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Plastic Utensil Pollution on the Rise

While takeout food habits are becoming becoming increasingly common, so is the plastic utensil litter that goes along with it. According to Mother Jones, a recent survey in the San Francisco Bay Area discovered that...
The Life Cycle of a Plastic bag

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag [Infographic]

Although you may only use a plastic bag for about 20 minutes, its lifespan is much longer than that. In fact, it could sit in a landfill for 1,000 years – that is, if, by then,...
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How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. This video from National Geographic explores...
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How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world worried, as wildlife can be...
What You Need to Know About Plastic

Everything You Need to Know About Plastic [Infographic]

Here it is: Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. In fact, it will be just under a millennium before the first plastics ever produced will biodegrade completely. Each year, we just make more...
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Wish Your Takeout Container Was Eco-Friendly? Here’s the Answer!

It’s not news that we live in a material, disposable world. Synthetic material is a part of our day-to-day lives, from Styrofoam coffee cups, cheap building materials and plastic grocery bags. And while we’ve...
plastic pollution in water

A Fungus Discovered in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Can Eat Plastic Pollution

It’s not news that plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues that we are facing in the modern world. We've all read dozens upon dozens of articles about the giant floating island of...
packaging waste problem solved

This incredible idea might eliminate packaging waste forever

According to statistics, Americans alone throw away 70 million tons of packaging every year, that’s 140,000,000,000,000 lbs of waste! Label designer and Pratt Institute student, Aaron Mickelson, thinks he’s found the solution – packaging...
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HP Hits New Recycling Milestone for Plastic Ink Cartridges

You’ve probably heard by now that ‘print is dead’, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of ink cartridges HP pumps out of its manufacturing facilities every day. While pumping out a ton...
3d printed item

How 3D Printing Can Save Our Planet

Star Trek science fiction may be closer to reality, as three-dimensional printers may turn our junk into mobile phone cases, tasty treats, and even space ships. Fans of the famous 1960’s Star Trek series are...

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