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  • Plastic bag nest made by Mute Swan
    Trash Free Maryland: no more plastic bags
    On February 12th a bill was introduced to the Maryland General Assembly that would ban plastic bags in Maryland, according to TrashFreeMaryland.org. If this bill is passed retailers will only distribute plastic bags for certain items, such as...
  • Beat The Microbead
    Beat the Microbead
    Did you know that those tiny microbeads in your beauty products can be slowly killing us all? Microbeads, those tiny little plastic particles that you find in numerous cosmetics are not biodegradable and are being washed down our drains and into...
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    Tons of Trash in the World's Oceans
    Nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The trash is composed of at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, according to NOAA...
  • Lost Shoes and Plastic
    Movie review: ‘Lost Shoes’ drags, and ‘Plastic’ scams
    Some of the films that released to VOD and limited theaters on Sept. 26 include a Civil War film starring David Arquette and Jason Isaacs, and a caper about credit card scammers trying to pay off a debt they owe. Here are quick reviews of &ldquo...
  • Plastic in toothpaste? Plastic microbeads lodging in gums, Crest agrees to pull
    Plastic in toothpaste? Plastic microbeads lodging in gums, Crest agrees to pull
    Plastic in toothpaste? Yup. You know those tiny, shiny specks that you see when a splotch of sparking toothpaste is squeezed out on your brush? Pretty, but also plastic. Polyethylene to be exact – the most common type of plastic.Writes the...
  • Plastic Money
    Why is money becoming plastic?
    Credit cards are called plastic money. ID cards, security passes, library cards, even store reward cards are all plastic. But paper bills are literally becoming plastic too. Why? We live in a petrochemical world where everything in our life is...
  • Resin code 3 means that the plastic contains vinyl
    Is your child bringing toxins to school?
    As Labor Day weekend approaches, some American children are already back in school; others will return next week. Some families purchase supplies directly from their children's schools, and others are out hunting for bargains at big box stores...
  • Microbeads disrupting ecological balance
    Microbeads Be Gone! Land of Lincoln First to Ban Synthetic Beads in Skin Care
    Others states are still considering legislation, but Governor Pat Quinn have made it happen! Last month Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic microbeads. “Banning...
  • The Plastic Tree
    Living free of the plastic tree
    According to the Gorillaz, ‘there is a plastic tree.’ This statement actually isn’t as whimsical as one might think it is. There is such a thing as a plastic tree, and it’s not found in any child’s toy box or a...
  • IBM's Jeanette Garcia with the new "Titan/Hydro" polymer
    IBM accidently creates hybrid polymer that will revolutionize industries
    On the morning of May 15th, the IBM Laboratories team in San Jose, California mentioned that they have discovered – by accident – an industry redefining plastic mixture that is not only considerably stronger than modern plastics, but...
  • Electronic waste.
    Chemists develop first thermoset plastics that can be recycled
    Chemists from IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
  • The CAL Shad Tail Kit
    D.O.A. arsenal of one - The C.A.L. Shad Tail fishing lure
    If I had to choose only one plastic bait and fish with it for the rest of my like it would be a D.O.A. lure. Specifically, it would be the C.A.L. 3-inch Shad Tail. I know, the shrimp is great and I have caught tons of fish on the Terroreyz, the...
  • Fine wine tends to be corked
    Cork v. Plastic: The battle wages on
    It used to be that any fine wine was always bottled with cork. Cork allowed it to age and mature in an aromatically and gastronomically pleasing way. But that has been changing due to an aggressive campaign by synthetic corks and aluminum screw...
  • Earth Day 2014
    Ten ways to celebrate the earth, everyday
    Earth Day is here again, and with it new inspiration to "Save the Planet!" But to really have an impact, efforts must go further than one day of conservation. Let today be the start of a personal commitment to do more for the environment...
  • Quick Guide: Recycling
    Quick Guide: Recycling
    Recycling has become popular over the past few years as a way to save space in landfills and cut down on the amount of new materials that have to be mined, harvested, or created. For decades before that, however, people thought of recycling as a...