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Where Does All the Plastic Go?

Every year, an estimated eight million metric tons of land-based plastic enters the world’s oceans. But when marine researchers have measured how much of this plastic is floating on the water’s surface, swirling in offshore gyres—most…

Maine Is the First State to Ban Styrofoam

A food cart worker fills a styrofoam take-out container with food for a customer.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)In a major victory for environmentalists, Maine has become the the first state to ban Styrofoam containers for food and

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