plastic

Did you know that bubble gum contains plastic?
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Joe Cingrana
March 10, 2020 - 11:58 am
DID YOU KNOW: Lots of items contain undetectable plastic. Here are eight surprising, commonly used examples...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, a man guides a raft through a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage in Mumbai, India. United Nations officials say nearly all of the world's countries have agreed on a deal to better manage plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception. A "legally binding framework" that affects thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday, May 10, 2019 after a two-week meeting of U.N.-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic chemicals. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, file)
May 11, 2019 - 5:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say. An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday at the end of a two-week...
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Trash collecting boom
AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File
January 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.
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Plastic straws may be a thing of the past.
Dreamstime
June 15, 2018 - 11:44 am
McDonald's will be switching from plastic to paper straws at their UK and Ireland restaurants starting in September.
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