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Summing Up the Biggest Green News Stories of 2018

What a year 2018 turned out to be for the …

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Sustainability in Your Ear — Tapp Water’s Biodegradable Water Faucet Filters Slash Plastic Pollution

Sponsored Podcast: Brought to You by TAPP Water Magnus Jern, …

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Hefty EnergyBag Program: Keeping Plastics out of Landfills

When China’s plastic ban went into effect in January of …

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3 Myths About Recycling Plastic Bottles

Every year, Americans dispose of billions of plastic bottles each year. On the surface, plastic bottle recycling in the United States looks like an excellent way to reduce waste and prevent the extraction of virgin materials. Curbside recycling…

Mushroom Packaging? That’s Psychedelic, Dude

Could mushrooms replace plastic for packaging materials one day? After all, the fragile fungi easily snap underfoot when walking through a forest floor. Yet it turns out that the tiny organisms we usually only think about in the kitchen have…

iPhone Cases Made from Agricultural Waste and Recycled Plastic

Photo: Miniwiz

The next time someone says your iPhone case looks like you found it in the trash, you can take it as a compliment. But that’s only if you’ve got a ReCase from Miniwiz, made from 100% recycled agricultural waste and post-consumer plasti…

Infographic: The Unbelievable Scale of Marine Trash

Infographic section via Project AWARE

What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean’s animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our …

Removing Arsenic From Water With…Plastic Bottles and Nutrition Supplements?!

Photo by katerha via Flickr CC

When we think of plastic bottles, we usually think of them as a serious problem tied up with our drinking water, not a possible solution for cleaning water for 100 million people. But researchers have found that by comb…

Plastic Disclosure Project to Bring Transparency to Plastic Use At Corporate, Institutional Level

Image: Warren Rohner via flickr

The perils of our culture’s overuse of plastic have been well docume…Read the full story on TreeHugger

Coca Cola and Nestle Show Signs of Support for Improved Recycling Laws

Image: DeusXFlorida via flickr

Of the 224 billion beverage containers sold in the U.S. every year, only about 29 percent are recycled. Companies have been blamed in the past for not doing more to increase that rate—but that may now be changing,…