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Are Mini Shampoo Bottles the New Plastic Straw?

Now that the hotel industry has largely embraced bans on plastic straws, one major hotel group…

Less Trash, More Schools — One Plastic Brick at a Time

ImageStudents play outside new school classrooms made out of plastic bricks in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.CreditYagazie Emezi…

Cleansing Plastic From Oceans: Big Ask for a Country That Loves Wrap

OSAKA, Japan — Shoji Kousaka always thought of Japan as a place where people knew how…

Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash

TELOK GONG, Malaysia — Black sedans with government plates raced through a town near Malaysia’s main…

Those Tiny Hotel Toiletry Bottles Are on Their Way Out

In a decade of travel, Robin Brinn accumulated dozens of small toiletry bottles from hotel bathrooms,…

Food Delivery Apps Are Drowning China in Plastic

BEIJING — In all likelihood, the enduring physical legacy of China’s internet boom will not be…

UPDATE: Tackling the Plastic Problem, One City (or Country) at a Time

Plastic is practically an invasive species. It’s clogging the oceans, littering cities and tainting wilderness areas…

Whale Is Found Dead in Italy With 48 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

More than 48 pounds of plastic, including disposable dishes, a corrugated tube, shopping bags and a…

Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

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Garfield Phones Kept Washing Up in France. Activists Finally Found Out Why.

LONDON — For three decades it was a mystery that seemed to defy belief. Bright orange…

Gibraltar Bans Releasing of Helium-Filled Balloons to Protect Marine Wildlife

LONDON — For years, 30,000 red and white balloons flooded into the blue sky above Gibraltar…

88 Pounds of Plastic Found in Dead Whale in the Philippines

A beached whale found in the Philippines on Saturday died with 88 pounds of plastic trash…