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Kroger to Ditch 6 Billion Plastic Bags By 2025

Kroger to Ditch 6 Billion Plastic Bags By 2025

Kroger is set to ditch more than six billion single-use plastic bags by 2025. The supermarket chain -- reported to be the United State's largest by revenue -- will transition to more environmentally friendly and...
Jason Momoa Just Shaved His 7-Year-Old Beard So You’ll Recycle

Jason Momoa Just Shaved His 7-Year-Old Beard So You’ll Recycle

Hawaiian-American actor Jason Momoa's signature bushy beard is no more; the "Aquaman" star shaved it off last month for the first time since 2012, in a bid to raise awareness of plastic pollution and...
Plastic Straws to Be Banned in the UK

Plastic Straws to Be Banned in the UK

The UK government has committed to a ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in a bid to improve its impact on the environment. The move was made after an open consultation...
187 Countries Adopt Landmark Plastic Waste Policy

187 Countries Adopt Landmark Plastic Waste Policy

Nearly all of the world's countries have pledged to stop shipping hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, The Guardian reports. The international plastic waste policy will help cut pollution and protect people and oceans. The...
This Is How to Store Produce Without Plastic

This Is How to Store Produce Without Plastic

More people than ever are talking about plastic. Its impact on the planet, marine life, and our bodies has become more understood than ever before and in turn, many are looking for plastic alternatives...
Glastonbury Festival Is Building a Stage From Ocean Plastic

Glastonbury Festival Is Building a Stage From Ocean Plastic

An arena at this year's Glastonbury Festival will be made from reclaimed ocean plastic. The five-day festival returns to Pilton, Somerset each year, known for featuring some of music's biggest names and aspiring stars....

Over 60 UK Festivals Aim to Ban ‘Disposable’ Plastic Tents

Single-use tents should be banned in order to prevent plastic pollution, says organizers from more than 60 festivals across the UK. An estimated 250,000 tents are left at UK music festivals each year, the majority...
Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

In the space of three months, Australia has reduced its use of plastic bags by 80 percent. Australia's National Retail Association reported that the drop was not led by legislation or government policy, but by...
Banana Leaves Are Replacing Plastic Wrap in Thailand

Banana Leaves Are Replacing Plastic Wrap in Thailand

In a bid to improve its impact on the planet, a supermarket in Thailand is displaying its produce in banana leaves instead of plastic wrap. Rimping supermarket in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is behind the initiative....

This Company Is Turning Ocean Pollution Into Vegan Carpeting

Fancy stepping out of your bed onto the ocean floor? European carpet company Sedna can help to make that happen. Using recycled fishing nets collected from the sea bed, Sedna makes five different carpet...
Tesco Is Removing Plastic From Its Fruit and Vegetables

Tesco Is Removing Plastic From Its Fruit and Vegetables

In a bid to become more environmentally friendly, Tesco is removing plastic packaging from produce. The UK's largest supermarket chain is trialling the removal of most of the plastic from its fruit and vegetable sections...
Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Ditching a single-use plastic straw from your drink is one of the easiest ways to make a positive change for the environment, but should you cut the plastic promotion from your phone too? According to...

The World’s First Flushable Wipes Are Vegan

The world's first truly flushable wipes are vegan. The biodegradable wipes are made by sustainable brand Natracare, which also makes organic and natural menstrual products. Although many wipes on the market say they are flushable on...

Trader Joe’s Is About to Ditch All Excess Plastic

Trader Joe's is sticking to one of its New Year's resolutions by committing to reduce its plastic waste by more than one million pounds. The move follows growing customer demand for less plastic and more...

Iceland Will Be World’s First Plastic-Free Supermarket By 2023

UK supermarket chain Iceland will trial plastic-free produce in a bid to reduce ocean plastic pollution. The retailer aims to eliminate plastic completely from its own-brand products by 2023. The trial will launch at the...
Avocados are Being Transformed Into Biodegradable Plastic

Avocados are Being Transformed Into Biodegradable Plastic

A company based in Morelia, Mexico, is making sustainable, biodegradable plastic out of agro-industrial waste, Forbes reports. Called BIOFASE, the business uses avocado pits to create cutlery and straws containing 70 percent biomass content. The...

Sailboat Built Out of 30,000 Flip Flops to Fight Plastic Waste

A boat made entirely out of plastic waste has embarked on its first expedition across the Indian Ocean. The trip is more about the journey than the destination, aiming to kickstart a "plastic revolution" in...
UK Primary School Georgeham Is Nation’s First to Get ‘Plastic-Free’ Status

UK Education Secretary Wants All Schools to Be Plastic-Free By 2022

Education secretary Damian Hinds is urging schools across the UK to go plastic-free by 2022, following the lead of Georgeham Primary School in Devon. The school has cut out single-use plastics such as cling film...
EU Bans ‘Throwaway’ Plastic Including Styrofoam and Single-Use Straws

EU Bans ‘Throwaway’ Plastic Including Styrofoam and Single-Use Straws

In a bid to protect the environment and marine life, the EU has agreed to ban "throwaway" plastics such as styrofoam and single-use straws. CNBC reports that EU officials agreed to the measure on Wednesday....
Outerwear Brand The North Face Launches Vegan Insulated 'ThermoBall Eco' Jackets Made From Recycled Plastic

North Face Launches Vegan ‘Down’ Insulated Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic

Outdoor clothing brand The North Face is the latest in the fashion industry to launch a line made from recycled plastics. Earlier this year, sportswear brand Adidas revealed it was set to make $1 billion...

Adidas Expected to Make Over $1 Billion On Vegan Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic

Multinational shoe and clothing brand Adidas, which is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second-largest in the world, is working to reduce plastic pollution. Its latest effort sees the company producing five...