Plastic is far more toxic than we thought

You know that phthalates and flame retardants are toxic. But a new study finds that a quarter of all chemicals in plastics could be equally harmful to you.
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These bottles are made from plastic recycled by enzymes

The enzymes break down plastic to the molecular level, making it easier to use different kinds of plastics to make new bottles.

Evian's new 100% recycled plastic bottle has no label

The bottle, which has the brand name engraved onto the recycled plastic, is part of Evian’s effort to become fully circular by 2025.

This plastic pollution scorecard ranks companies' plastic reductions

A new report ranks companies based on things like packaging design, reusable material use, and investment in recycling. The highest score is a B–. Many companies failed entirely.

Plastic pollution threatens marine life, humans and ecosystems. Enter FRED, a future vacuum of the ocean

A nonprofit group is trying to help solve one of the planet’s most daunting problems: oceans littered with plastic.

Plastic waste: Runners face littering disqualification

In a bid to make Conwy Half Marathon more eco-friendly, organisers discouraged plastic waste.

How Eileen Fisher thinks about sustainable consumption

“We actually think maybe we don’t have to sell so many clothes.”

How Dove is ditching virgin plastic packaging

Dove is aiming to cut its virgin plastic use by 20,000 tons a year by 2025.

Kenya dhow made from recycled plastic carries message about harmful effects of waste

A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely of trash and flip-flops has set off on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste.


The North Face and Arvin make gear from recycled plastic

Retailers like The North Face are converting entire product lines to incorporate recycled plastic–and making the case for more to do the same.
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How an Indian sportswear brand turns plastic bottles into T-shirts

Until two years ago, Roshan Baid did not know that eight PET bottles of fizzy drinks can be turned into one sports t-shirt.


Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways.

An article in Monday's Washington Post proposed that the plastic recycling problem could be solved by using the recycled plastic to make roads.

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