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Did plastic straw bans work? Yes, but not in the way you’d think

Did plastic straw bans work? Yes, but not in the way you’d think

Plastic straws used to be “environment enemy number one.”
Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year
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Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year

The ban will be on single-use plastics like checkout bags, cutlery, straws and food-service ware made from or containing plastics that are hard to recycle.
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WATCH: The search for plastics alternatives

As waste piles up, a number of companies are exploring alternatives to single-use plastics, experimenting with everything from mushroom packaging to advanced fibers to plastics-free grocery stores. But it may take serious legislative efforts to incentive adoption and slow the rise of the industry overall.

Janice Brahney: You’re probably inhaling microplastics right now
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Janice Brahney: You’re probably inhaling microplastics right now

A new study found plentiful evidence of these tiny particles in dust in the nation’s most remote places.
Some Republicans say the party needs to tackle climate change
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Some Republicans say the party needs to tackle climate change

Some GOP lawmakers believe that they must keep up with a changing electorate.
The problem with China's single-use plastic ban

The problem with China's single-use plastic ban

Just swapping single-use plastic for compostable alternatives won’t do much if none of them end up in the compost.
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