#plastico

  • Article: Plastic Waste Is Threatening Ocean Bacteria That Produce 10% of the World's Oxygen
    Environment

    Plastic Waste Is Threatening Ocean Bacteria That Produce 10% of the World's Oxygen

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 15, 2019

    "One in every 10 breaths of oxygen you breathe in is thanks to these little guys.” Read more

  • Article: These Volunteers Are Cleaning Up 22,000 Pounds of Trash Left on Mount Everest
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    These Volunteers Are Cleaning Up 22,000 Pounds of Trash Left on Mount Everest

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 3, 2019

    Only 5,200 people have ever ascended the tallest mountain in the world. Read more

  • Article: ‘Biodegradable’ Shopping Bags Aren’t Breaking Down Like We Thought, Study Finds
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    ‘Biodegradable’ Shopping Bags Aren’t Breaking Down Like We Thought, Study Finds

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 29, 2019

    One bag was even able to hold groceries 3 years later. Read more

  • Article: Supermarkets in Thailand Are Replacing Plastic Packaging With Banana Leaves
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    Supermarkets in Thailand Are Replacing Plastic Packaging With Banana Leaves

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 8, 2019

    Southeast Asia struggles with extreme levels of plastic pollution. Read more

  • Article: The #Trashtag Challenge Is Getting People to Clean Up Their Local Environments
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    The #Trashtag Challenge Is Getting People to Clean Up Their Local Environments

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 11, 2019

    “Here is a new challenge for all you bored teens.” Read more

  • Article: This Water Bottle Dissolves if It Ever Enters the Ocean
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    This Water Bottle Dissolves if It Ever Enters the Ocean

    By Erica SanchezJulie Ngalle  and  Joe McCarthy|Feb. 12, 2019

    “It’s kind of sidestepping the need for the recycling system we have.” Read more

  • Article: This Tea Bag Is Totally Plastic-Free — and Made From Bananas
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    This Tea Bag Is Totally Plastic-Free — and Made From Bananas

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Erica Sanchez|Nov. 1, 2018

    One of the UK’s biggest tea companies has got a world-changing brew on the go. Read more

  • Article: You're Eating 2,000 Microplastics Each Year Through Table Salt: Report
    Environment

    You're Eating 2,000 Microplastics Each Year Through Table Salt: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 18, 2018

    Microplastics pervade the planet. Read more