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A Major Retailer Rolls Out Refill Stations In Stores

Would you be willing to refill your beauty products? The average person has eight beauty products in their bathroom and each one is in its own plastic bottle, according to…

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British Icon Backs New Recycling Technology

A well-known British broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, showed his support for a new recycling plant that’s set to open in North England next year. Attenborough, who is most known for…

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Cities Struggle With Soaring Cost of Recycling

Americans have recycled for decades, but curbside pickup programs across the nation are crumbling. Philadelphia is now burning more than half of its recycled materials, a small Florida city, Deltona,…

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5 Companies That Are Changing the Face of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle has been around for decades. While the origin of the phrase is somewhat debated, many believe it was created back in the 1970s…

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Quiz: How Environmentally Friendly Are You?

If you use canvas shopping bags, rely on a refillable drink cup, and recycle your cans, boxes, and jars, you might consider yourself quite eco-friendly. But, you’d be wrong. While…

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4 Recycling Lies that Prove It’s Not A Viable Solution to Pollution

How much do you recycle? Like most people, you probably make an effort to toss plastic bottles, newspapers, and glass containers into a recycle bin. Why do you do it?…

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Refill Technology is Going Mainstream

The amount of plastic waste circulating the world is staggering. An estimated 79% of all plastic – from product packaging to shopping bags – covers landfills, washes into the ocean,…

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5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Waste

During the holidays, garbage tends to pile up. Between leftover food from a family feast to the plastic packaging that seems to enclose every toy, Americans throw out an extra…

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Millions of Discarded Face Masks have Created a New Plastic Pollution Problem

As the pandemic continues its spread across the globe, citizens in every corner of the planet are relying on masks as a safety precaution. While the CDC recommends their use,…

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New ‘Cocktail’ of Enzymes Can Digest Plastic, Potentially Enabling Endless Reuse

(Photo Credit: Martin Künsting/HZB) The global environmental crisis created by our dependence on plastic isn’t going away anytime soon. However, a new super-enzyme could help reduce its damaging effects on…

COVID-19 is increasing the worlds ocean pollution

COVID-19 is Increasing the World’s Ocean Pollution

Before COVID-19, there was a staggering amount of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Eight metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, which is equivalent to a garbage…

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Dramatic Before and After Images Highlight the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Air Quality

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the health of millions around the world, one of the unseen effects is the impact the virus has had on air…

How is COVID-19 impacting recycling in the U.S.

How COVID-19 is impacting the recycling industry in the U.S.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause massive disruption to Americans’ everyday lives, one little-talked-about area of impact is that of recycling. The already struggling recycling industry has faced a…

7 Ways to have a Plastic Free July

Plastic free July is a personal challenge that’s part of a global effort to reduce our dependence on plastic! In July, choose to reduce your reliance on one single use…

3 Groundbreaking Products That Can Help Save Our Planet

3 Groundbreaking Products That Can Help Save Our Planet

Every day, innovative companies across the world are working hard, investing in new products and technologies to help save our planet. From airborne and water pollution to plastic and consumer…