Featured in plastic bags
Reusable grocery bags aren’t as environmentally friendly as you might think
Five misconceptions about single-use plastics that might surprise you.
Plastic bags are still bad for the environment, despite misleading reports
Here’s what life cycle assessments miss.
Are biodegradable bags better than plastic? It’s complicated.
Misleading labels and life cycle studies make for a messy story.
There’s plastic in your poop, but we have no idea how dangerous that is
Microplastics are showing up everywhere.
New York should ban plastic bags—and so should the rest of the country
New York’s governor has been drifting through the wind; wants to start again.
These caterpillars chow down on plastic bags
A different kind of metamorphosis
Plastic Bags Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Carbon Nanotubes
Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.
Best Recycling Ever: Turning Old Plastic Bags into Carbon Nanotubes
A chemist has developed an "upcycling" method of converting waste plastic bags into nanotubes
New Plastic Bags Biodegrade in Four Months
A new type of plastic made from corn starch could solve some of the material's most egregious crimes
Seattle Bag Fee
Seattle follows in the steps of eco-friendly San Francisco with a restriction on plastic shopping bags