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Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell

A team of researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory made an enzyme that can eat up plastic bottles. They were playing around with a known enzyme made by a
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Your guide to navigating the anti-plastic straw movement

At last, the great straw reckoning is upon us. Last week, Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, replacing them with a plastic lid that resembles the top of a sippy cup. Numerous cities across the U.S., including Seattle,
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4 things we learned about plastic straw bans from people with disabilities

There is a debate taking place online in reaction to the plastic straw bans spreading across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. As various cities and companies ban plastic straws, advocates for people with disabilities have taken to social media to voice
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Arctic sea ice is loaded with plastic litter from cigarettes and paint

In 2014, scientists clad in thick neon orange suits stepped off a research vessel and visited five different patches of pristine-looking Arctic sea ice. As these researchers discovered, the blinding white ice in the remote north looks awfully pure,
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10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds. Get ready for it now with this list of great eco-friendly alternatives that are
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Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in an effort to cut down on single-use plastics waste.  SEE ALSO: These people are giving up plastic for Lent and it's all
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This whale was killed by 64 pounds of trash

About 64 pounds of plastic trash killed a young sperm whale that washed up in southeast Spain, according to scientists.  The whale, whose body landed in Cape Palos on Feb. 27, most likely died because it couldn't digest the plastic trash, fish
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The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting

From: www.nytimes.com Via: twitter.com RT @jackiereses: The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting https://
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Diver films himself swimming in sea filled with plastic rubbish

It's no secret that our oceans have a problem with pollution from plastic waste, with currents spreading it far and wide. You can see it first hand in a video shot by diver Rich Horner, who swam off Manta Point in Nusa Penida, Indonesia on Saturday

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