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A&W Bans Plastic Straws

A&W Bans Plastic Straws

A&W removes all straws from restaurants.

The Best Reusable Straw For Kids

The Best Reusable Straw For Kids

Kids are great, but let's face it, they're messy.  Straws a great way to avoid a mess, whether your at home having dinner with the family, or at a...

7 Countries That Produce The Most Plastic Waste In The World

7 Countries That Produce The Most Plastic Waste In The World

Original Story Unless you have been living under a rock you would know that a pilot whale has recently died after ingesting nearly 17 pounds of pla...

Ottawa aims to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

Ottawa aims to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

Canada's environment and climate change minister has pledged to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics within the federal government.

Ocean Issues Are At The Forefront Of The Global Climate Action Summit

Ocean Issues Are At The Forefront Of The Global Climate Action Summit

The Ocean-Climate Agenda debuted at the ongoing Global Climate Action Summit earlier today, with a focus on the role oceans play in adapting to and mitigating the consequences of climate change.

Waitrose steps up action to remove plastic bags

Waitrose steps up action to remove plastic bags

In future, Waitrose shoppers will bag fruit and veg in home compostable bags made of corn starch. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study

'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study

A new study suggests that ingesting even a single piece of plastic can be deadly for sea turtles.

Researchers found there was a one in five chance of death for a turtle who consumed just one item - rising to 50% for 14 pieces.

Controversial plastic trash collector begins maiden ocean voyage

Controversial plastic trash collector begins maiden ocean voyage

A high-profile and controversial effort to collect and haul away plastic trash in the ocean is finally going to sea.

World Bank Launches Bond Series to Raise Awareness About Water and Ocean Resources

World Bank Launches Bond Series to Raise Awareness About Water and Ocean Resources

The World Bank launched the first in a series of bonds designed to raise awareness about the importance of ocean and water resources, the organization announced last Thursday.

I Got 100 People To Stop Sucking For A Week

I Got 100 People To Stop Sucking For A Week

I Got 100 People To Stop Sucking For A Week

San Francisco bans plastic straws, but streets are littered with free hypodermic needle caps

San Francisco bans plastic straws, but streets are littered with free hypodermic needle caps

Even as San Francisco bans plastic straws in an effort to clean up the city, the streets are now reportedly littered with plastic caps from free syringes. 

Novato High teen aims to ban plastic straws

Novato High teen aims to ban plastic straws

Novato High School senior Lucy London shows off a corset she made from plastic straws. She is encouraging the city to enact a ban on the one-use items, most of which she said end up in landfills.