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New report reveals how plastic polluters have avoided regulation worldwide for decades

‘Delay, Distract, and Derail’ “This report is a damning exposé of the tactics employed by the plastics industry and shines a welcome light on the shadowy world of corporate lobbying.” by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Friday,…

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COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs

A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images   by  Brian J. Love, University of Michigan and Julie Rieland, University of Michigan The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the U.S. recycling…

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When does recycling your plastic make sense? The answer isn’t so simple

By Orion Donovan-Smith   “Plastic Wars,” which examines the crisis in plastic waste, airs on PBS nationwide on March 31, 2020, and online with additional stories online and on-air in the coming weeks. The program is…

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