Plastic

We Need to Kick our Addiction to Plastic

As a marine biologist, watching our global plastic pollution problem grow and grow and grow is fascinatingly horrifying. Just the amount is …

Recycling

Cape Town is getting its first “plastic free” grocery store

It might sound a bit “Hipster”, but Cape Town is getting its very first plastic free grocery store and it’s a very good thing.Nude Foods will be open …

South Africa

Russell Wilson steals plastic straws for 'Strawless in Seattle'

SEATTLE -- As a month-long campaign in Seattle to eliminate plastic straws comes to an end, the conservation group Lonely Whale Foundation said they …

Seattle Seahawks

How to Cut Plastic - 3 Ways

When a project calls for cutting acrylic or polycarbonate, don’t throw in the towel—you likely have all the tools you need at home.<p>Photo: …

Circular Saw

Why plastic bottle return scheme is a big deal

It was a great way of topping up pocket money - and it helped keep the streets clean.<p>But returnable deposits died out when manufacturers put their …

UK News

Pledge to End Ocean Plastics

By Louisa Casson<p>We know our oceans and coastlines are choking on plastic. We've all seen plastic bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags polluting …

Recycling

Plastic in Kenya: From the dump to the stomach

The ban on plastic bags in Kenya has come into force. At the country's largest landfill, one can see how plastic waste can unintentionally make its …

World News

Premiere: Greita - Plastic Salon [Disques Flegon]

The place was harsh and cold. Women walked pensively up and down the long corridors, awaiting treatment from an expert in the plastic salon. It was …

Faux

Plastic makers fail to suspend ban

Players in the plastic industry have suffered a setback after the High Court declined to suspend implementation of the gazette notice stopping use of …

Kenya

Retrobrighting Yellowed Plastic

LinkRetrobright is a homebrew solution for restoring yellowed ABS plastic, which is usually what the cases of old computers and other gadgets were …

DIY

A Few Celebrities Said We Should All #StopSucking, So I Spent A Week Trying To

This simple lifestyle change can have a huge positive impact on our environment.<p>I suck.<p>No really, I do. Though I consider myself to be a generally …

Good News

Mother wraps newborn in plastic and sends him to orphanage via courier

A woman in Fuzhou, China was arrested after attempting to mail her newborn baby to a local orphanage on Aug 9.<p>The delivery man only realised what he …

How I Switched To A Single Use Plastic-Free Life

It was a September evening when I first noticed it.<p>Wading out of the sea after a long evening surf session, I looked down at the sand and saw …

Recycling

Police throw plastic barrier at suspect to stop him

Surveillance footage shows Spanish police stopping a knife-wielding man at a border crossing by hurling a large, plastic barrier at him.

Border Crossings

Recycling is still the best way to deal with plastic

The July 20 news article “There’s a ton of plastic garbage for every person on Earth” said that “recycling only delays plastic’s trip to the trash bin. Incineration is the only way to assure that plastic is eliminated.” This is misleading because incinerated plastic will be replaced by plastic …

Recycling

Hate To Break It To You, But Your Clothes Are Polluting The Ocean

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Oceans

7 summer plastic traps to avoid

<i>Avoiding plastic is a year-round endeavor, but it seems particularly challenging during summer, thanks to the profusion of cheap, summer-themed</i> …

Sustainability

How to Use Less Plastic Because We're Using Way Too Much

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has …

Sustainability

19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more

<b>Going plastic-free is the most ocean-friendly choice.</b><p>People visit aquariums to celebrate marine species, which is why it is somewhat incongruous to …

Recycling

Bondic’s new Liquid Plastic Welder reinvents glue for the 3D-printing age

3D printers are normally pretty sizeable things, even when they are made to have a small “desktop” footprint. No one can accuse Bondic’s new …

3D Printing

Six-year-old's plea to New Zealand: get rid of plastic

Tousle-haired Carter Lockwood might look cute, but when he starts wagging his finger, he means business.

New Zealand News

Plastic Free July: Stemming the Tide

Modern life relies on plastic. The petroleum-derived material is found in everything from packaging, plates, cars, clothing and medical devices to …

Recycling

Will you take the 'Plastic Free July' pledge?

<b>Join a million other people worldwide in an effort to ditch single-use plastics for one month and experiment with zero-waste living.</b><p>Plastic Free July …

Sustainability

Fruit and veg come in their own natural wrapping. Why do we smother them in plastic?

It’s time to switch from cling-wrapped plastic trays to loose, seasonal fruit and veg, and reclaim the vital relationship with what we eat<p>When I arrive home from a big shop, or receive a delivery, I spend 10 minutes unwrapping packaging and putting it in the bin, renaturing my fresh fruit and …

Sustainability

Could plastic-free aisles become a reality?

Sian Sutherland, co-founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet, told Sky News: "Our campaign is super simple. We want supermarkets to create a …

UK News

The Dutch are recycling more plastic, but the quality is going down

The Dutch are collecting more plastic for recycling than ever but the quality is going down which makes the plastic...

Recycling

Infographic: The impact of plastic on the planet

Some eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the ocean every year, equal to five grocery bags of plastic on every foot of coastline around the …

Recycling

A Plastic World

Like avalanches and whiskey distilling, ski boot construction boils down to a science. In this case, designers tinker with a plastic's chemical …

Giant Seabird With a Plastic Spoon in His Stomach Tells a Sad Story About Our Trash (PHOTOS)

The story of the giant bird recently taken into the Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital is a very straightforward, and unfortunate, answer to the …

Oceans

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