plastic

THE ENVIRONMENT

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban On Plastic Straw... Bans

The bill would prevent any local government from banning the straws until at least 2024.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.7.19
New York

Coffee Shop Brags About Going Green, Gets Fined by the Department of Sanitation

Kerry Diamond was fined $300 for a sign saying that the cafe's Green Canteen program had kept 2,057 coffee cups out of city landfills.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.26.18
Heat Wave

It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting

The temperature inside the window was close to 140 degrees.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.7.18
environment

Starbucks Will End Use of Plastic Straws by 2020

The catch: They’ll still have SOME straws (if you ask nicely).
Ian Burke
7.9.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.10.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

California Bill Aims to Ban Plastic Straws

Restaurant workers could face fines of $1,000 or six months in jail if they offer plastic straws to customers.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.18
water

Will Nestlé's Wood-Based Water Bottles Really Help the Environment?

The goal is to achieve an entirely petroleum-free bottle in just six years.
Wyatt Marshall
3.13.17
seafood

This Study Says Almost All the Seafood We Eat Contains Tiny Pieces of Plastic

A study out of the University of Ghent in Belgium shows that people who eat seafood regularly ingest up to 11,000 pieces of plastics each year.
Alex Swerdloff
1.25.17
environment

France Just Banned Plastic Cups and Cutlery

France is thought to be the first country in the world to introduce a ban on disposable cups, plates, knives, and forks in a bid to cut waste.
Daisy Meager
9.14.16
environment

Study Finds Fish Are Obsessed with Eating Plastic Even Though It's Killing Them

Fish can't get enough of microplastics. In fact, they seem to prefer them to their traditional foods, such as plankton, the researchers say.
Alex Swerdloff
6.5.16
environment

Our Oceans Could Contain More Plastic Than Fish by 2050

Discarded plastics litter the Earth, and a frightening amount end up in our oceans. A new report projects that there will be one ton of plastic in the ocean for every three tons of fish by 2025, and more plastic by weight than fish by 2050.
Wyatt Marshall
1.19.16
fishing

This Fashion Line Is Made Out of Trash Fishermen Pull from the Sea

The sustainable fashion line produces their high-quality clothing using only recycled materials like “discarded fishing nets, post consumer plastic bottles, worn-out tires, post-industrial cotton, and even used coffee grinds.”
Alex Swerdloff
12.4.15
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