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One of the bottle refilling stations on campus. (Alexander Welling/The Hatchet)

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
A task force aiming to eliminate the use of single-use plastics on campus produced a report in October 2020 recommending plans like cutting plastic bottles from vending machines and installing more water bottle fillers in residence halls.
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Plastic. The word strikes fear and disgust in the hearts and minds of many. But what if it could save the planet? Let me explain.
plastic bags piled up

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The George Washington University
Up until the onset of COVID-19, the U.S. was making significant progress in banning and taxing plastic bags. How did the pandemic impact that progress?
George Washington University
Disposable period care products can have a huge environmental impact. Here are five brands selling sustainable alternatives to reduce the waste from periods around the world.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent Cate Twining-Ward has been working as a COVID-19 tester during the pandemic. Her experience has made her rethink consumables. (Photos courtesy Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
I can tell you, without a shred of uncertainty, that where I am today is just about the farthest from where I had expected myself to be a year ago.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Imagine wearing a T-shirt made out of ... spoiled milk. Find out more in our latest episode of Planet Forward, seen on PBS's Peril and Promise and produced in association with ASU's Global Futures Laboratory.
Makeup display at the Take Care shop in Georgetown

A makeup display featuring all ethically sourced and produced items at Georgetown store, Take Care. (Margo H. Kaplan/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
To me, progress looks a lot like the contents of my makeup bag. And no, I don’t say that because I’ve finally mastered the perfect smokey eye.

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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.

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