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(Photo courtesy of Forbi Perise)

The George Washington University
Plastic pollution is an issue prevalent all throughout Cameroon. One man saw the problem as a challenge to help. Now, he's recycling and upcycling plastic bottles — and inspiring a movement.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
On a beautiful late November day in a country nestled among the deepest valleys and highest peaks in the world, a young entrepreneur named Karma Yonten led nine researchers on a tour of his place of business. What appears to be a simple recycling... Read More
George Washington University
Precious Plastic is providing an alternative to the difficult recycling of plastic waste, but transforming it into useful products.
Denver Nuggets mascot shows off a new aluminum cup

Denver Nuggets mascot, Rocky, shows off Ball’s new aluminum cup, which launched at Denver's Pepsi Center this fall as a replacement for plastic cups. (Ball Corporation handout)

SUNY College at Brockport
Ball Corporation takes on replacing the ubiquitous plastic cup at sports venues with aluminum, helping reduce waste and, at CU-Boulder, work toward their plastic-free goals.
The George Washington University
Here's some key information about the recent straw war, which was sparked by Trump's anti-environment campaign merchandise.
recycling conveyer belts

Recycling flows through Waste Management's CID Recycling & Disposal operation on Chicago's far southeast side in this 2015 image. (Chris Bentley/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Recycling used to be thought of as the answer to our waste problems. But rising recycling issues mean the U.S. has to change its strategies toward waste, reports a new survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

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Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
As you pack up for your next trip to the beach, the last thing you want to think about is microplastic. Yet, the issue remains. Challenge yourself to reduce plastic waste with these simple swaps.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
There is more then just plastic in the great pacific garbage patch.
Eckerd College
The Eckerd College Reduce Single-Use project has developed a guide for colleges and universities looking to break free from single-use plastic.
The George Washington University
The plastic industry boomed after World War II. But it didn’t take long for reality to sink in. Plastics were polluters. So now what?

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