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Dear America, I'm Done

Dear America, I tried. I recycled cans, cut the little plastic can holders, brought my own stupid bags to stores. I try to reuse things and repurpose whenever possible. I even cloth diapered for a while. Do you think that was fun? Scrubbing baby feces off of a piece of cloth? I didn't do that for me. Show More Summary

3D-Printing Pen Uses Plastic Bottles And Bags As Ink Cartridges

The Renegade lets you create art by converting garbage into building materials

Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful

Vilde Rolfsen collects plastic sacks and transforms them into stunning mountains, canyons, and rivers. The post Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.

Travel Bags Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Pieces from the Hamilton Perkins Collection will save water and reduce carbon emission

First major solo exhibition by designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame on view in London

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, is presenting the first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame. Safety pins, buttons, badges, pearls, bottle tops, cutlery, plastic bags,...Show More Summary

A Clever 3D Printing Pen That Converts Recyclable Plastic From Bags and Bottles Into Filament

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Renegade is a very clever 3D printing pen that uses recyclable plastic from bags and bottles to create inexpensive, readily available filament for creative projects. Developed by British 3D engineer Daniel Edwards, the pen mades it very to recycle and create at the same time. At present, Edwards is currently raising funds through Kickstarter […]

San Diego moves to ban single-use plastic bags

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted to ban single-use plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets — becoming one of the last major cities in California to limit the disposable products. “Citizens across the state have demonstrated the ability to transition to more...

NC's Klansmen trying to galvanize a race war

And once again Fayetteville neighborhoods are their prime target: A Massey Hill resident, who asked not to be identified, said she saw a man wearing what appeared to be a white cape placing the plastic bags in the yards of Massey Hill residents during the evening. Show More Summary

Zero-waste grocers are coming to America

Consumers used to hauling overpackaged goods home in plastic bags may not be ready, but that's not stopping these startups

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ isn't a big fan of the bagged milk sold in Canada

If you're in the United States and you go to buy milk at the store, it comes in a carton. It might be a quart or a half-gallon or a gallon or any other size. It may come in a plastic carton or a paper carton. Regardless of the size or material, milk always comes in a carton. Not in Canada. Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Show More Summary

3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of 3D pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. Show More Summary

Stunning Plastic Bag Landscapes Will Make You Think Twice About Tossing Your Trash

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Ridges and divots cover a vast, snow-white expanse, an airy landscape primed for exploring. But Vilde Rolfsen’s photos ? which resemble aerial shots of mountain ranges ? aren’t showing nature at all. Just the opposite: Her series “Plastic...Show More Summary

Starbucks Cups Destroy Forests: 8000+ Paper Cups a Minute Used Once & Trashed

On Thursday, July 7, at 6:20 a.m. a yellow Penske rental truck pulled up in front of Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle. Ten Stand.earth volunteers jumped into the back of the truck and pulled out a series of 62 large plastic bags each of which was dangling from a long steel cable. Show More Summary

San Francisco enacts extensive ban on all things foam

Those ubiquitous stacks of plastic foam coffee cups at family picnics and church suppers are going the way of the plastic bag in San Francisco. Local officials approved a measure last month that bans all uses of plastic foam, from food packaging to disposable coolers. Set to take effect next year,...

One Step Closer to Turning Plastic Into Fuel

Emily Matcher, Smithsonian: Plastic. The world produces some 300 tons of it each year. But when we're finished with our milk cartons, shopping bags and electronics packaging, most is simply thrown away -- the U.S. only recycles about 9 percent of post-consumer plastics. Show More Summary

A Nation Run by Idiots?

Authored by 'Ray' via The Burning Platform blog, If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, — you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you can get arrested for hunting...Show More Summary

Lebanon’s civil war legacy: Matching the missing with the dead

By Rebecca Collard In his home in Beirut, a forensic worker swabs the inside of Ali Hamza’s mouth and seals the sample in a plastic bag. Ali is providing the saliva to help unlock the mystery of what happened to his son Mohammed almost 30 years ago. The last time Mr Hamza saw him was […]

Make it a Plastic-Free July!

Make it a Plastic-Free July!: Are you joining the plastic-free July challenge? The ocean thanks you! Pledge to refuse all single-use plastic, or scale it back to the top four: plastic bags, bottles, coffee lids and straws.

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory was more than a landmark for environmental protection. It was a breakthrough for public policy based on science and fiscal wisdom against a multi-million-dollar lobbying blitz by polluters. Show More Summary

Progress: Nearly Half of California's Population Can't Use Single-Use Plastic Bags

The statewide ban—delayed by out-of-state plastic bag manufacturers—is now in the hands of voters. On July 1, Sacramento County became the 149th jurisdiction in California to implement a plastic bag ban. This was the same day that was supposed to be the start date of the statewide plastic bag ban. Show More Summary

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