Stories tagged "plastic"

February 7, 2019

Mexican startup creates bioplastics from avocado waste

Our world is drowning in plastic yet we’re so dependent on it, that despite the urgency to avoid it, we don’t have very many alternatives. For food packaging especially, plastic is king and Americans are using a lot of plastic every day probably without...

February 6, 2019

Oregon’s bottle recovery program a smashing success

NPR reported that Oregon’s bottle deposit system is recycling more containers than ever before despite major disruptions in global recycling markets. Last year, Oregon recycled 90 percent of the beverage containers covered by its bottle deposit system. The rate...

January 24, 2019

Confusion Over Compostables Is Landing Them In Landfills

Compostable cups, bags, and cutlery were supposed to be the answer to single-use plastic products, but recent news reports say that instead, they are causing problems for recycling plants and also ending up in landfills where the conditions are not right for them to...

January 10, 2019

One Wondrous Thing: Free Digit!

One of the biggest threats to whales across the globe is getting fatally ensnared in derelict fishing gear.  National Geographic last week told the story of a leading sperm whale researcher working in Dominica in 2015 who spied a familiar juvenile whale named...

January 9, 2019

One cool thing: NHL All-Star game fights ocean plastic

In a tweet recently posted by Adidas Hockey, the sports apparel company revealed that they would team up with ocean advocacy group Parley for Oceans to create a jersey for players in the NHL All-Star game made out of reclaimed ocean plastic. The NHL All-Star game will...

January 6, 2019

One Cool Thing: Reverse Vending Machines

A supermarket chain in the U.K. announced last week the success of its “reverse vending machines” – shoppers at just five Iceland Store sites returned more than 300,000 plastic bottles, with a daily average of 2,583 bottles in November, according to...

May 29, 2018

Our Daily Planet: U.N. Now Monitoring Progress Toward Access To Clean Cooking Tech, Major Flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland For the Second Time in 2 Years, Look For the Plastic Free Label or Someday the Plastic Free Shop, Look For the Plastic Free Label or Someday the Plastic Free Shop, World Central Kitchen Activates #ChefsForHawaii, A New Twist Takes Food Waste From Table to Farm, One Cool Thing: Bee and Woman Strike a Friendship After a Garden Rescue

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