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Jane Muncke: "Perils of Plastic Packaging”

Jane Muncke: "Perils of Plastic Packaging”

On this episode, toxicology scientist Dr. Jane Muncke joins Nate to discuss the current state of food production and the effects of ultra processed foods and their packaging on our health.

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The only thing that blocks adoption of more sustainable plastics is our obsession with fossil fuels

Poor financial incentives and unsustainable supply chains slow the transition to biodegradable plastics.

Starbucks overhauling throwaway cups
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Citing sustainability, Starbucks wants to overhaul its iconic cup. Will customers go along?

For a generation and more, Starbucks' throwaway cup has been a cornerstone of consumer society, first in the United States and then globally.
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Go gentler on the planet with these grocery store swap outs

By swapping out bagged potatoes for loose ones, and eggs in cardboard cartons instead of styrofoam, you’ll lighten your environmental footprint.

California passed a landmark law about plastic pollution

California passed a landmark law about plastic pollution. Why are some environmentalists still concerned?

California has a new environmental law that’s described as either a major milestone on the road to tackling the scourge of plastic pollution—or a future failure with a loophole big enough to accommodate a fleet of garbage trucks.

single-use plastic in Japan

Quitting single-use plastic in Japan

Japan is one of the world's biggest plastic waste producers, thanks to its love of packaging - but a week of going plastic-free in Tokyo reveals surprising solutions.