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What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered.
Master the art of the blue bin.
To shore up packaging recycling, Maine is making businesses foot the bill
The policy is common outside of the US—and moves the responsibility of waste from taxpayers back to producers.
Your lost shipment could be trashing a beach thousands of miles away
Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of cargo containers become lost at sea yearly.
Old fish bones could make the eco-friendly plastic we’ve been waiting for
We have a ocean-destroying plastic problem, but fishery waste could help.
Eco-friendly packaging could be poisoning our compost
After a study uncovered PFAS in compost, regulators in Washington moved to ban this class of synthetic compounds.
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.
Harmful Bacteria May Hitch A Sea Cruise On Microplastic Particles
A possible intercontinental vector for disease
New Plastic Lets You Get All The Shampoo Out Of The Bottle
Soap slides effortlessly off an engineered surface
This Plastic Can Repair Itself
And it could someday mean self-healing smartphone screens