“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More

“Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere”

“Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what’s out there. Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And… Read More

“How to Recycle or Donate Your Old Printer”

“Whether your printer is a lightweight budget inkjet or a bulky workhorse laser, a single-function printer or a versatile all-in-one (AIO), the time will come when you’ll need to find a responsible way to dispose of it. Maybe… Read More

“Starbucks and McDonald’s team up to rethink cups”

“In the world of quick coffee, Starbucks and McDonald’s are as fierce as competitors come. They’re multibillion-dollar global giants, fighting for our caffeinated hearts through drizzles and discounts. But when it comes to the cup that coffee comes… Read More

“Seattle Becomes the First Major U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws”

“STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE. On Sunday, Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws and utensils. The ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that banned any one-time-use food-service items that aren’t recyclable or… Read More

“China’s Plastic Ban Will Flood Us With Trash”

“One of the only redeeming virtues of single-use plastic—besides its convenience—is the idea that all those used yogurt cups, water bottles and coffee lids can be tossed into the recycling bin to live another day as a park… Read More

“A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic”

“A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic. The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic… Read More

“Five myths about recycling”

“From the kitchen table to the editorial pages, people have been debating the merits of recycling for decades. Does it really save energy and money? Can I recycle that yogurt cup or juice box? At the same time,… Read More

“Sustainable, plant-based Legos are coming. They’ll still hurt when you step on them”

The Lego Group announced pieces such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made of a plant-based plastic using sugarcane. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/03/02/sustainable-plant-based-legos-coming-theyll-still-hurt-when-you-step-them/388118002/

“Companies Use Absurd Packaging That Contributes to America’s Waste Problem”

“Packaging makes up about 30% of solid waste in America. Products are placed in packages that are then put in larger packages that often end up as litter. People should buy products from stores with sustainable packaging.” https://www.attn.com/stories/19337/companies-use-absurd-packaging-contributes-americas-waste-problem