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Plastic straws have become the poster child for environmental degradation in recent years despite making up less than 1% of plastic pollution. Here’s why.

The humble plastic straw has been the target of effective environmentalist campaigns, despite making up a minuscule proportion of global plastic pollution. The initial campaign emerged from some dubious figures about the number of plastic straws, which were repeated by media around the world. Nonetheless, clear messaging from activists plus […]
Plastic straws have become the poster child for environmental degradation in recent years despite making up less than 1% of plastic pollution. Here’s why.
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12 inventions you’d think would work better by now

The year is now 2020. Just over 100 years ago, some predicted that flying cars and travelling to the moon would be regular parts of people’s daily routines. Yet it still takes several minutes to toast bread. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. We’ve landed men on the Moon, eradicated […]
12 inventions you’d think would work better by now
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Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags

Kroger is ditching plastic bags. It announced on Thursday that it plans to phase out single-use plastic bags at all locations by 2025. The change applies to all of Kroger’s grocery brands, including Ralphs, Harris Teeter, and QFC, which will be the first chain to stop using single-use plastic bags. […]
Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags
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Why plastic straws suck

For years, the world has been relying on the ocean as a dumping ground for our plastic waste. This video of a sea turtle having a plastic straw pulled out of its nose sparked a public outcry to ban the use of straws. There are those who require plastic straws […]
Why plastic straws suck
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Starbucks is killing its iconic green straws

Starbucks on Monday announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws globally by 2020. The chain is rolling out more strawless lids, which are already used for certain drinks, and developing new plastic-free straws. Cold beverages now account for more than half of Starbucks’ beverage sales, the company says. Starbucks is […]
Starbucks is killing its iconic green straws