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Pivet's plastic phone case could biodegrade within 2 years

Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one, from case maker Pivet, harnesses the power of hungry microbes.
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The Australian government unveils plan to end plastic pollution

With the National Plastic Plan, Australia aims to address challenges with biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastics, which aren't as good as they seem.
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The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

Carlsberg and Coca-Cola back pioneering project to make ‘all-plant’ drinks bottles
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Defining biodegradable and compostable plastic is complex

The U.K. is developing standards for biodegradable, compostable, and bio-based plastics, underscoring the need for research on these promising materials.
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Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse, report finds

In an attempt to curb the devastation wreaked on the oceans and on the environment, many businesses and consumers are turning to alternatives to plastic - like biodegradable or compostable packaging.

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This new biodegradable plastic is made from cactus

While some Earth-friendly plastic is now made from corn, cacti don’t need the resources and can be grown on land we don’t need for food production.
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My 'photodegradable' plastic mulch just killed two snakes

CROZET, Virginia – I didn't know what to do with this. Fortunately the Facebook community was listening.

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Plastic Mardi Gras beads could soon be a thing of the past

The iconic New Orleans party favors are getting an eco-friendly makeover.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

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