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Plastic bags.
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David Madden
January 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
Proponents for a ban of single-use plastic and paper bags in New Jersey insist they are undaunted after legislators failed to pass a bill. Now, the effort must start all over again. Read more here.
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Eco-friendly New Year's resolutions
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Rasa Kaye
December 30, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Take a long view at the next year, if not the next decade, and consider how we can all maintain the momentum toward preserving the planet. We like to call it 1Thing we can all do, but if you’re revising your list of New Year’s resolutions, there are actions you can take on a daily, monthly or once-...
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Food in plastic containers.
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KYW Staff
December 10, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Recently, a disturbing statistic was released which found that more than 90% of Americans ages six and older have detectable levels of a toxic chemical that can be found in plastics. Read more here.
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Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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Crushed plastic bottles sit in a bale following sorting at the Mid-America Recycling plant, in Lincoln, Neb.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 10:12 am
Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper. The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash.
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Marriott bans little shampoo bottles
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2019 - 8:24 am
(Associated Press) — It could be lights out for tiny toiletries. Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020. They'll be replaced with larger...
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Bottled water
CNN
CNN
August 22, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Katie Hunt (CNN) — They may be in our oceans, rivers and ice but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health. In its first review on the health risks of plastic in tap and bottled water, the World Health Organization said that...
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Little Bites Cookies
Bimbo Bakeries USA
August 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Entenmann's Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies are being recalled due to customer complaints of finding blue plastic pieces on these commercially baked products, the company said Thursday . No injuries have been reported, but the plastic, which was not been baked into the...
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Suburban Station
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Mike DeNardo
August 02, 2019 - 3:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the next few months, SEPTA will start to phase out paper TrailPasses on its Regional Rails lines. SEPTA is continuing its effort to move its fare collection onto the plastic SEPTA Key cards. The first paper products to go: weekly passes for Zones 3 and 4. "This...
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Ragu pasta sauce
Mizkan America, Inc.
July 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
By Ryan Prior (CNN) — Before you break open a jar of Ragu pasta sauce for your Sunday dinner, take a look to make sure it's not part of a new recall. Mizkan America, the company that makes Ragu, announced a recall of several kinds of sauce, citing concerns that some were contaminated with fragments...
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