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Is ‘vegan’ leather really better for the planet?
Step away from the pleather.
Microbes found in cow stomachs could help solve our plastic problem
The US has a plastic problem—and waste from the meat industry could actually help.
Adding enzymes to bioplastics can make them disappear
New research shows there may be a way to make easily biodegradable single-use plastics.
Are your cleaning products really green? Here’s how to tell.
Reducing waste and using fewer harmful chemicals is good for you and the environment.
Will we ever be able to recycle all our plastic?
It might be better to focus on limiting how much we use.
A trip down the Ohio River reveals the oil and gas industry’s next big move
Facing falling demand for fossil fuels, companies like Shell are betting big on another polluting commodity: plastic.
Microplastics are everywhere. Here’s what that means for our health.
The impacts to our bodies remain murky, but early findings suggest the smallest bits could cause harm.
Reusable grocery bags aren’t as environmentally friendly as you might think
Five misconceptions about single-use plastics that might surprise you.
Sea turtles think old ocean plastic smells delicious
Smells like chicken.
The sun can help break down ocean plastic, but there’s a catch
With the help of sunlight, plastics in the ocean dissolve into carbon that some microbes will turn into food.