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The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

Published: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all that plastic trash: road construction.

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'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

Published: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.

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Your Coffee Pods' Dirty Secret

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52am
Category: 
Waste

Coffee brewing is in the midst of a revolution, and I'm not talking about the AeroPress. It comes in the form of a small 2-by-2-inch single-serving pod that requires a special machine. 

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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green's home: He'd slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she'd howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. 

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Neville Browne sees great future in plastic bottle recycling

Published: 
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 7:43pm
Category: 
Waste

Neville Browne, 67, is president and chief operating officer of CarbonLite Recycling in Century City.

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