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The Last Straw: Why Do Oceans of Disposable Plastic Go Largely Unaddressed?

Dianna Cohen, CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, discusses the detrimental environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.

How Will Automakers Reach Nearly 55 MPG by 2025?

A panel at SXSW Eco 2015 discussed how cars will become substantially greener and leaner in a decade, due in large part to…

Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…
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Report Highlights Plan to Eliminate Ocean Plastic Waste in 20 Years

The Ocean Conservancy warns that unless drastic measures are taken – in 2025 the ocean could contain 1 ton of plastic for every…
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Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Recycling Investments, But Will There Be Impact?

The Closed Loop Fund announced the first three investments that it claims will increase recycling rates and reduce the annual $5 billion that…

3-D Printing: Is it the Answer for the Pacific Garbage Patch?

Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today's 3-D printing industry offer an option?…

Seabirds Are Eating a Heckuva Lot of Plastic

A new study found that most seabirds have plastic in their guts. The ocean can have as many as 580,000 pieces of plastic…

Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…

Twitter Chat Recap: Dow Chemical Co. Hosts Circular Economy Chat at #EnergyBag

Today, 3p, Neil Hawkins, Jeff Wooster and Andrew Winston came together for a Twitter Chat about the circular economy and the innovative #EnergyBag…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…

Seriously, It’s Time to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Bottled water can cost upwards of 300 times the cost of tap water, even when you factor in the cost of a home…

How Sustainable is 3-D Printing?

Although 3D printing brings with it the promise to make manufacturing ‘cleaner and greener,’ the enabling technologies don’t boast those qualities yet.
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20-Year-Old Designs System to Clean Up Plastic Ocean Trash

Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in…
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Plastic Recycling Suffers from Lingering Low Oil Price

While solar and wind power continue to become more competitive in price to fossil fuels, the same is not holding true for plastics.…
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Ecologic Containers Reduce Plastic Waste and Build Local Economies

Ecologic Brands was founded in 2008 by Julie Corbett who was tired of all the waste from plastic jugs and cartons that her…