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Scientists discovered a mushroom that eats plastic, and believe it could clean our landfills.

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Scientists discovered a mushroom that eats plastic, and believe it could clean our landfills.

 

Upworthy reports, "Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time. And while a straw ban is not the way we're going to solve it — here's why – people everywhere are looking for ways to reduce plastic use and mitigate the effects of waste."

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Zapping manure with special electrode promises an efficient method to produce fertilizers, other chemicals

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Zapping manure with special electrode promises an efficient method to produce fertilizers, other chemicals

 

Phys.org reports, "Zapping manure with special electrode promises an efficient method to produce fertilizers, other chemicals."

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‘Dangerous Deception’: Chemical Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution

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‘Dangerous Deception’: Chemical Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution

 

The Defender reports, "Processes that break plastic waste down into molecular building blocks with high heat or chemicals and convert them into new products are harmful to the environment and won’t help reduce plastic pollution..."

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Reusable Water Bottles Contain More Bacteria Than Toilet Seats

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Reusable Water Bottles Contain More Bacteria Than Toilet Seats

 

HealthNews reported, "Using a reusable water bottle can save, on average, 156 plastic water bottles and hundreds of dollars every year. However, while they are beneficial for the planet and your wallet, some disgusting dangers may be lurking in your bottles."

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Democrat governor first in nation to ban her state government from buying this common item

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Democrat governor first in nation to ban her state government from buying this common item

 

Fox News reports, "Massachusetts will become the first state to ban the purchase of single-use plastic bottles for state agencies."

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