Decreasing single use waste focus of Vermont legislative panel

EHN.org founder Pete Myers is part of a debate on how to further cut waste tied to single-use products.

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Eat less plastic. Microplastics in food & water

There's so much plastic around that we all consume thousands of microplastic particles in food and water. Consumer Reports explains how to try to reduce your exposure.
Pete Myers

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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EU Parliament on endocrine-disrupting compounds: Time to act

The European Parliament on Thursday called out the dangers posed by endocrine-disrupting compounds and urged the European Union to take action to safeguard human health and the environment.

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Pete Myers: Peering into the Plasticene, our future of plastic and plastic waste.

I spent two days at a Swiss ski resort at the end of July thinking with a group of experts on different pieces of the plastic problem, especially plastic in the ocean.

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Getting 'above the fray' with EHN founder Pete Myers

Sometimes you just need the 2,500 foot view.

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