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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.

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Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Published: 
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:33am

A Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge breakthrough in the plastics pollution crisis.

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Malibu bans restaurants from giving out plastic straws, stirrers and utensils

Published: 
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:02pm

During every visit to the beach, Sheila Morovati, her husband and their two kids each pick up at least 10 pieces of trash. Almost always, every item is made of plastic: straws, bottle caps, lids, forks.