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Image of stacks of melamine plates and bowls on white shelf against and white wall. The FDA says melamine is safe---except when it's not.
Melamine may be another source of toxins in your kitchen. Credit: Unsplash
April 13, 2024
Melamine dishes can leach their chemical namesake into your food. Find out why you should avoid this plastic tableware and…
January 18, 2019
The Swiss food giant has committed to phasing out plastic straws this year.
California Becomes First State to Restrict Plastic Straws in Restaurants
September 21, 2018
California has become the first state to pass a law restricting the use of plastic straws. The law requires restaurants…
Starbucks McDonald's Compostable Cup
July 17, 2018
In a bid to become more sustainable, McDonald's and Starbucks are partnering on the development of recyclable and compostable cups.
Starbucks Bid to Replace Plastic Straws With Plastic Lids Stirs Up Controversy
July 10, 2018
Starbucks says it will eliminate plastic straws from its iced beverage range in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in…
New York City Moves Toward Plastic Straw Ban
May 24, 2018
New York City may soon join Seattle and Malibu in banning single-use plastic straws and stirrers in an effort to…
Microplastics Present in 12 American Beers, New Study Finds
May 4, 2018
A recent study exploring tap water, sea salt, and beer has found that all three contain microplastics with alarming frequency.
Is Plastic-Free the New Organic?
April 6, 2018
From straw and bag bans to entire plastic-free aisles in supermarkets, is a shift away from plastic the newest healthy…
Dutch Supermarket Adds 'Plastic-Free' Grocery Aisle
March 1, 2018
A supermarket aisle in Amsterdam is now a 'plastic-free' zone -- helping consumers find their favorites without the environmental risk.
Humans Have Made 'One-Billion Elephants Worth' of Plastic, and (So Much) More is Coming
July 21, 2017
Scientists have measured plastic production since we began making it, and the numbers will astound you. We could bury Manhattan…