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The City of Pittsburgh has delayed the rollout of its ban on single-use plastic bags. City officials said enforcement of the ban, which was previously scheduled to start in mid-April, has been pushed back until October.

Laundry detergent is looking a little different these days. A growing number of companies are making bulky plastic jugs smaller and concentrating the detergent or soap. Without all that water, less fossil fuels are required for transport, because the products are lighter and more can be shipped in a single trip.

Environmental Health Sciences founder and chief scientist, Pete Myers, explores how some chemicals — called obesogens — in plastics are linked to obesity and pose a threat to national security.

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