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Millions of tons of plastic are trashed every year. But what if we used it to pave our roads?
In fact, just one kilometer of road paved with a plastic blend can contain the equivalent of nearly 750,000 plastic bags! Science journalist Ann Parson looks at the possibilities -- and pitfalls -- of this creative solution.
Posted Jun 2021
What plastic item would you love to ban? 15 ocean experts (and TED speakers) tell us.
Yes, plastic straws are bad, but they’re just a teeny drop in the giant ocean of plastic we’re swimming in. Here are other everyday plastic objects that we could put on the discontinued list.
Posted Jul 2018
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What if you could get WiFi and school tuition in exchange for your plastic trash?
You can -- at a visionary social enterprise called Plastic Bank, which is not only improving people’s lives but keeping junk from going into the ocean.
Posted Apr 2018