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6 Photos That Show Just How Ridiculous Plastic Packaging Has Become

Published: 
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:35pm

We know the drill ― our rivers and oceans are overwhelmed by plastic and it’s ending up in animals’ stomachs, in our drinking water and even in the air we breathe.

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What You Can Do To Beat Plastic Pollution

Published: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:52pm

For the past decade or so, I’ve been at war with coconuts. Not all coconuts, you understand, just those that are shrink-wrapped in plastic. I started taking on retailers in my native Britain on this issue around 2005. After tears and excuses (theirs not mine) that included the fact that unwrapped coconuts constituted a health and safety nightmare ― small children might, they claimed, inhale the fibrous hair of the natural shell ― there were concessions. I moved on, confident that this would be sorted.

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Ditching plastic straws is a good start, but the world is still buried in garbage

Published: 
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:35pm

Environmentalists praised Starbucks’ announcement this week that it will stop using plastic straws within two years, and it’s indeed a laudable move.

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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

Published: 
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 1:04pm

Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife.

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McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

Published: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:09pm

LONDON — The queen has backed efforts to curb the use of plastics. The Church of England has encouraged a similar push. The British government plans to legislate to require it.