“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

“Study Finds Microplastics in More than 90 Percent of Tested Water Bottles”

“A new study of 259 water bottles has found tiny pieces of plastic in more than 90 percent of them, prompting a review by the World Health Organization (WHO). As Graham Readfearn reports for the Guardian, the study was conducted… 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

“Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles”

“Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new… Read More

“The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water”

“Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They’ll wind up in the trash, like so many other well-intentioned meals that never came to be. Your efforts to eat better have… Read More

“‘Plogging’ is the Swedish fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. It’s making its way to the U.S.”

“Have you recently spotted people toting trash bags while jogging? Or their hands filled with old plastic bottles? You might soon. Sweden’s latest fitness craze — plogging — is making its way to U.S. shores. The term is… Read More

“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

“Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them”

“Speaking from his home in Sussex, England, Nicolson explains how guillemot colonies are information exchange centers; how new research is showing that those ultimate long-distance travelers, the shearwaters, “smell” their way across the globe; and what we can… Read More

“As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future”

“Brasilia’s government hasn’t decided what to do with the 44 million tons of trash that comprise the garbage mountain and are polluting the soil and water below. The dump is located on real estate with potentially enormous value.”… Read More

“Revolutionary waste disposal plant to open soon in the UK”

The plant is expected to recycle 120,000 tons of waste per year, the equivalent of 110,000 households. Furthermore, the Northwich facility should generate a total of 5 megawatts of renewable electricity from the biogas, as well as large… Read More