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

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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

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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

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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.

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Straws. Bottle caps. Polyester. These are the new targets of California's environmental movement

Published: 
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:03pm

It took years of activist campaigns to turn the plastic bag into a villain, and hard-fought legislation to reduce its presence in oceans and waterways. Now, environmentalists and lawmakers are deploying similar tactics against a new generation of plastic pollutants.

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Yet Another Dead Whale Is Grave Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:29pm

A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.