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5 ways plastic straws may be bad for your body

5 ways plastic straws may be bad for your body | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If helping the environment isn't a good enough reason for you, then consider your health.
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The zero-waste revolution: how a new wave of shops could end excess packaging | Environment | The Guardian

The zero-waste revolution: how a new wave of shops could end excess packaging | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Shops that minimise the environmental impact of our consumer habits are springing up across Britain. Could they help us avert catastrophe?
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BBC - Future - How air pollution is doing more than killing us

BBC - Future - How air pollution is doing more than killing us | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The air we breathe could be changing our behaviour in ways we are only just beginning to understand, writes Melissa Hogenboom.
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Chicago Becomes Biggest U.S. City to Pledge 100 Percent Clean Energy

Chicago Becomes Biggest U.S. City to Pledge 100 Percent Clean Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chicago has officially come up with a plan to achieve 100 percent renewable energy.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio bans New York City agencies from buying single-use plastics | abc7ny.com

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Thursday to exchange single-use plastics for compostable or recyclable alternatives the city.
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Chilean start-up creates bioplastic from walnut waste

Chilean start-up creates bioplastic from walnut waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chilean start-up Valnux is transforming discarded walnut shells into a biodegradable thermoplastic with naturally occurring antibacterial properties.
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Budweiser creates football pitch from recycled World Cup plastic cups

Budweiser creates football pitch from recycled World Cup plastic cups | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An official sponsor of Russia's 2018 Fifa World Cup, Budweiser, has created a football pitch in Sochi made entirely of recycled plastic cups collected after the tournament last summer.
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The two key reasons the world can’t reverse climate emissions

The two key reasons the world can’t reverse climate emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions—so why aren’t we moving the dial?
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Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California - The New York Times

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in New York; Second Statewide Ban, After California - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags; counties will have the option to impose a 5-cent paper-bag fee.
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You can now send Gillette your old razors to have them recycled

You can now send Gillette your old razors to have them recycled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new program from the shaving company will help make disposable razors less environmentally damaging.
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Secondhand clothing market is growing faster than apparel retail

Secondhand clothing market is growing faster than apparel retail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The industry is booming and could overtake fast fashion, according to thredUP's annual resale report.
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Meet Mr. Trash Wheel: Baltimore Harbor's Googly Eyed Garbage Gobbler | Here & Now

Meet Mr. Trash Wheel: Baltimore Harbor's Googly Eyed Garbage Gobbler | Here & Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Maryland lawmakers recently became the first in the U.S. to approve a statewide ban on Styrofoam food containers — and a local Baltimore celebrity may have had something to do with it.
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The Bering Sea Is Not Frozen Right Now As It Should Be. Here's Why Scientists Are Alarmed.

The Bering Sea Is Not Frozen Right Now As It Should Be. Here's Why Scientists Are Alarmed. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
High atmospheric temperatures are causing profound and rapid changes around the Bering Strait -- the pace of which has startled scientists.
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This robot can sort recycling by giving it a squeeze

This robot can sort recycling by giving it a squeeze | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The robot, called RoCycle, uses pincers to pick through garbage and identify what materials each bit contains. It could help reduce how much waste gets sent to landfill.
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Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year

Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's the first-ever quantification of the damage caused by plastic pollution on a global scale.
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Corona Blocked Part of Ipanema Beach With a Wall Made From 3 Days of Trash Gathered There – Adweek

Corona Blocked Part of Ipanema Beach With a Wall Made From 3 Days of Trash Gathered There – Adweek | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The activation highlighted the beer brand’s partnership with nonprofit Parley for the Oceans.
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By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under one pessimistic climate change forecast, mosquitoes could expand their range all the way to the Arctic, redefining what we mean by 'tropical' diseases.
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AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model

AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The announcement follows several natural disasters that cost the company $847 million since 2016, including $626 million in 2017 alone.
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Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet

Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Used soap from Hilton Hotels is getting a second life.
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Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times

Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
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Yardbird wants to be the Warby Parker of garden furniture

Yardbird wants to be the Warby Parker of garden furniture | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Garden furniture is expensive and wasteful. Yardbird wants to change that, using the direct-to-consumer revolution as a model for its brand of eco-friendly design.
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P&G debuts shampoo bottles made from beach plastic

P&G debuts shampoo bottles made from beach plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble Co. will sell a limited-edition of shampoo and conditioner bottles made of 25 percent beach plastic.
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