Is Plastics Recycling a Flop?
Environmental watchdog cites low recycling rates and urges an end to single-use plastics
Europe’s Drive to Slash Plastic Waste Moves Into High Gear
The EU will ban a host of throwaway plastic items next month while boosting the recycling market
Controls on Plastic Waste Are Getting More Stringent
As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home
More Waste, Less Recycling in U.S.
Other developed nations produce relatively less solid waste and recycle more of it, report says
Bans on Plastic Bags Can Backfire
Single-use bags often have many uses, so bans may not reduce overall use of plastic
What Makes Plastic ‘Recyclable’?
Two trade groups seek a common definition and an end to confusion in the marketplace
Walmart Fined in Greenwashing Case
According to a group of district attorneys in California, labels on plastic products were misleading to consumers
You May Like These Plastic Water Bottles
After use, these specially designed bottles are squashed flat and turned into roofing tiles
Plastic Production Rises But Recycling Can’t Keep Up
Production continues its 50-year trend upward, but millions of pounds of plastics end up in landfills and the oceans