Plastic

How to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean

You’re probably already aware that millions of tons of plastic …

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Try These 10 Eco-Friendly Home Goods Replacements

You can do a huge part to reduce your personal …

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3 Breakthroughs That Could Significantly Reduce Plastic Use

Plastic is one of the most environmentally harmful substances we …

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Will China’s Ban on Importing Waste Affect Your Recyclables?

The recycling industry got some big news last month when the World Trade Organization announced that China is intending to stop importing 24 different types of solid waste by the end of the year, including commonly accepted curbside recyclables…

Beverage Container Showdown: Plastic vs. Glass vs. Aluminum

With summer winding down, it’s hard not to spend every waking (and maybe non-waking) minute outside. That means a whole lot of hikes, cookouts and outdoor fun. You’ve got a handle on green camping hacks and eco-friendly picnic…

The Laws on Plastic Bags: To Ban or Tax?

When it comes to single-use plastic bags, the disposal issue is becoming less about whether they are recycled and more about what some cities are doing to reduce their existence in the first place. If you live in a city near a body of water, it’s…

How Many Times Can That Be Recycled?

I used to think that plastic water bottles could be infinitely recycled, that every time I tossed one into the blue bin, it eventually came out to be another plastic bottle. As it turns out, that’s not the case. Some materials can be recycled…

How Clean Must Your Recyclables Be?

If you’ve taken up recycling, you’re already helping to make the world a greener place. But there are some essential tricks of the trade. A very common concern in the recycling realm is knowing how clean recyclables must be before you throw them in…

How Old Bottles Are Recycled into Clothing

In 2016, approximately 400,000 graduates across the U.S. wore gowns made from recycled PET bottles. How many used plastic bottles did that take, you ask? About 10.8 million. The first clothing made from recycled PET bottles hit the shelves in 1993….

Why Unilever Has Committed to 100% Recyclable Packaging

Large brands often bear the brunt of the blame for plastic waste and pollution, and rightly so. Look at any news story about plastic pollution and you can see their handiwork — single-use plastic water bottles littering roadsides, grocery store…