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How to Keep your Bamboo Toothbrush Clean

How to Keep your Bamboo Toothbrush Clean

How to properly keep your bamboo toothbrush clean is something that crossed my mind a few days ago. I mean, it looks okay, but is it really clean? So I did some research to find out what the best way is to keep your toothbrush clean and give myself a...

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Plastics In Rainwater, Plastics In Snow, Plastics In Our Food, Plastics Everywhere

Plastics In Rainwater, Plastics In Snow, Plastics In Our Food, Plastics Everywhere

Congratulations, humans. We have filled the environment with so much plastic, its residue is found in rainwater and snow falling on the tallest mountains and contained in much of the food we eat. No one knows what the effect of drinking and eating micro-plastic are because this has never happened...

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Irish Teenager Invents Magnetic Liquid Trap That Can Remove 90% of Microplastics From Water

Irish Teenager Invents Magnetic Liquid Trap That Can Remove 90% of Microplastics From Water

Teenager wins Google Science award for genius invention that could cheaply remove most microplastics from the ocean Because microplastics are so small — some as tiny as grains of sand — scientists have had a hard time figuring out to remove them from the soil and the sea. Now, an Irish teenager...

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San Francisco Airport Bans the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles Throughout Airport

San Francisco Airport Bans the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles Throughout Airport

  In order to reduce the airport’s impact on the environment, and to advance the airport’s Zero Waste Goal, San Francisco Airport (SFO) has banned the sale of plastic water bottles. SFO is expanding upon its Sustainable Food & Beverage program, as well as the City and County of San Francisco’s Plastic, Litter,...

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How the War Started our Plastic Toothbrush Crisis

How the War Started our Plastic Toothbrush Crisis

    Estimated Reading Time: 3mins Have you ever wondered how we ended up with such a crisis? Today, we explore how a war contributed to the start of the plastic crisis specifically plastic toothbrushes. Around 3,000BC - Babylonians chewed on twigs to clean their teeth. It was only in the...

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Costa Rica to completely ban polystyrene due to environmental impact

Costa Rica to completely ban polystyrene due to environmental impact

  Costa Rica is set to ban the import and sale of polystyrene due to environmental concerns over the packaging material. Signed into law earlier this week, it will come into effect in 2021, the same year the government has said the country will become the first plastic-free and carbon-free country in the world. Polystyrene,...

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Panama Becomes First Central American Nation To Ban Plastic Bags

Panama Becomes First Central American Nation To Ban Plastic Bags

Credits to Reuters. PANAMA CITY, July 20 - Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges. The isthmus nation...

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Humans are eating and drinking enough plastic to make a credit card every week

Humans are eating and drinking enough plastic to make a credit card every week

A new study has found that the global average of microplastic ingestion could be as high as five grams a week per person, which is the equivalent of eating a teaspoon of plastic — or a credit card — every week. Key points: People consume 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic...

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Bali Officially Bans all Single-use Plastic to Curb Ocean Pollution

Bali Officially Bans all Single-use Plastic to Curb Ocean Pollution

Bali has banned the use of single-use plastic items in a bid to cut down on ocean pollution. The law prohibiting plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam has come into effect as of July 2, after a six-month transition period that ended last month. The Indonesian government has ambitious goals for...

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McDonald’s and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meal deals

McDonald’s and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meal deals

The plastic toys given away with children’s fast food meals are under fire. McDonald’s and Burger King are the target of a petition started by two British school children who criticize the companies for giving away the toys that they say are put in the trash after only being used briefly....

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We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just normal, but necessary to sustain our hectic lifestyles. From takeaway containers and supermarket packaging to cheap, low-quality goods,...

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Morrisons bans plastic packaging from fruit and veg

Morrisons bans plastic packaging from fruit and veg

MORRISONS is to become the first British supermarket to ban plastic packaging from its fruits and vegetables. Customers will soon be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg - and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags. The move comes after a...

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