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SUNY ESF
Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 face masks have become a part of our everyday lives — and yet another thing polluting the planet. What can be done?
Middlebury College
Escaping in nature used to be a refuge. But this haven has been frequently soured by reminders of what we are doing to our planet, as it's now impossible to escape signs of human impact.
A crowed of masked volunteers raise yellow "grabbers" which will be used to pickup trash.

Volunteers raise up their grabbers which were supplied by Anacostia Riverkeeper before the cleanup at Pope Branch Park begins Saturday. (Isabel Miller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
Isabel Miller reports Anacostia Riverkeeper held a community river clean up day on Saturday in commemoration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of service.
plastic bags piled up

(Brian Yurasits/Unsplash)

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
The secondary byproduct of the pandemic: More takeout orders means restaurants are producing more packaging waste, prompting the need for a sustainable solution for carryout food.

(Photo courtesy of Forbi Perise)

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.
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.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.

In January, Berkeley, Calif., passed a 25-cent tax on disposable cups. (Miriam Gordon)

George Washington University
Recycling is not the answer — not anymore. Here's how a circular economy can both reduce waste and lessen the climate crisis — and why we need to change our mindset now.
SUNY ESF
We eulogize Mother Earth as we draw attention to an ever-growing problem on our planet: littering.

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