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PLASTICS: What’s recyclable, what becomes trash — and why Knowing what to recycle is confusing. Here's a look at the process, from store to recycling facility. Recycling Programs, Recycling Bins, Plastic Containers, Plastic Bottles, What To Recycle, Reuse, Plastic Problems

Plastics: What’s Recyclable, What Becomes Trash — And Why

Knowing what to recycle is confusing. Here's a look at the process, from store to recycling facility.

Our single-use items aren't helping the fight against climate change but there are easy hacks to reduce and reuse. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. Sanjayan, the. Kim Kardashian App, Human Geography, About Climate Change, No Plastic, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Food, Food Waste, Renewable Energy

Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to.

Think about the last time you got food from a take-out restaurant. Packaging helped protect your food, but there were probably a few items that were unnecessary or could have been produced differently to save resources. Are ideas like recycling or properly discarding our trash enough to help keep

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle We’ve all been. - The Life Cycle of a Plastic BottleWe’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? [[MORE]]Emma Bryce. My Little Kids, Earth Day Activities, Environmental Education, Happy Earth, What Really Happened, Teaching Science, Science Fair, Teaching Ideas, Upper Elementary

What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.

From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll - Scientific American Nutrient Cycle, Plastic Bottle Caps, Types Of Plastics, University Of Sciences, Plastic Grocery Bags, Scientific American, Plastic Pollution, Plastic Waste, Global Warming

From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll

Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health

The Great White shark is being beaten by plastic: Scientists discover ocean pollution and 'ghost' fishing nets are snaring the mighty predators. The Great White, Great White Shark, Major Oceans, Basking Shark, Ocean Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Save The Sharks, Marine Debris, Ghosts

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows.

Imagine aliens land on Earth a million years from now. What will these curious searchers find of us? They will find what geologists, scientists, and other Earth Science, Life Science, What If Questions, This Or That Questions, Jose Fernandez, 7th Grade Science, Environmental Education, Teaching Biology, Stem Activities

How long will human impacts last? - David Biello

Imagine aliens land on Earth a million years from now. What will these curious searchers find of us? They will find what geologists, scientists, and other experts are increasingly calling the Anthropocene, or new age of mankind. David Biello explains how the impacts that humans have made have become

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Ocean Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Turtle Images, Water Company, Plastic Waste, Plastic Bags, Environmentalist, Mountain Resort, Water Supply

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Bali fights back as tons of floating plastic threaten to spoil once-pristine paradise — NBC News Plastic Waste, Plastic Bags, I Dont Belong Here, Denpasar, Still Waiting, Nbc News, Save The Planet, Go Green, Something To Do

Bali fights back as tons of floating plastic threaten to spoil once-pristine paradise — NBC News

“If we in Bali can set an example so all of Indonesia and other countries stopped using plastic bags too, that would be very good,” he says.

Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology. Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Marine Ecosystem, Bait And Switch, Plastic Grocery Bags, Marine Environment, Plastic Pollution, Plastic Waste, Sea Birds, Has Gone

It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology.

Microplastics Are Blowing in the Wind - Scientific American University Of Strathclyde, Used Computers, Scientific American, Plastic Pollution, Plastic Waste, Food Containers, Save The Planet

Microplastics Are Blowing in the Wind

Atmospheric currents are transporting plastic pollution into remote, pristine areas, showing the global nature of the problem

 General Assembly President Sets Her Sights on Plastic Pollution - Scientific American Scientific American, Plastic Pollution, Plastic Waste, Save The Planet, Science And Technology, Presidents, Straws, United Nations

U.N. General Assembly President Sets Her Sights on Plastic Pollution

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is pushing internal action as well as changes within the U.N.

Plastic Capitalism Traces the Phenomenon of "Waste Art" Plastics have drastically altered our society and environment. A new book by Amanda Boetzkes looks at the material as an artistic medium and eco-cultural signifier. Tara Donovan, Waste Art, Japanese Couple, Consumer Culture, Plastic Art, Couples Images, Consumerism, Contemporary Artists, Artwork

Boetzkes' 'Plastic Capitalism' Examines Art and the Drive to Waste

Published by MIT Press, the book links the increasing visualization of waste in contemporary art to the rise of the global oil economy.

From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll - Scientific American Scientific American, Plastic Waste, Physical Science, Science And Technology, Our Life, Take That, Fish, World, Seafood

From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll

Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health

Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down - Scientific American Use Of Plastic, Plastic Waste, Plastic Problems, Plastic Pellets, Ends Of The Earth, Scientific American, Plastic Pollution, Finding Dory, Pacific Ocean

Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down

Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide