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We’re Literally Eating and Drinking Plastic. Fossil Fuels Are To Blame.

by admin | August 2, 2018

by Darcey Rakestraw. This piece originally appeared on Food & Water Watch’s website. The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. Care about plastic pollution? […]

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Plastic Free July: a wakeup call for corporations and businesses

by admin | August 2, 2018

Will Europe’s new plastic directive make a global difference in plastic pollution? By: Delphine Lévi Alvarès, European coordinator of the #breakfreefromplastic movement & Coordinator of the ‘Rethink Plastic’ Alliance’ Last month, people all over the world took the opportunity to celebrate Plastic Free July –  taking selfies with reusable straws or bottles, sharing tips on […]

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Why Straw Bans Don’t Suck

by admin | July 28, 2018

Written by Priscilla Villa. Article originally posted here. For the past couple months, the debate on plastic straw bans has been in the limelight, for reasons good and bad. Straws are one of the many single-use plastics — use once, then throw away — and according to the Global Survey by the Ocean Conservancy, are one of the top 10 […]

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Why Texas should ban plastic bags [Opinion]

by admin | July 26, 2018

The average length of time that a plastic bag is used is 12 minutes. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, STF / Associated Press Article by Rosanne Barone originally posted here. There’s no question. Plastic pollution is a serious problem. For decades, advocates have been alerting us to the floating gyres of trash out at sea and here on Galveston’s […]

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Hazardous chemicals and plastic packaging: what are the concerns?

by Matt Franklin | July 23, 2018

This blog was originally published by ChemTrust on their website and was written by Anna Watson on July 19, 2018 As CHEM Trust reported in May a collaboration of academic scientists and NGOs have been working together to identify the hazardous chemicals associated with plastic packaging. We reported that over 4000 chemicals have been identified that are […]

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