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"We understand this won't be convenient to us, but it is time to act," the petitioner wrote.

Hundreds of thousands of people are petitioning Target to drop plastic bags from its stores

A spokesperson said Target was working to "eliminate, reduce and find alternatives for plastics in our products, packaging and operations."

FairPrice is charging up to 20 cents for plastic bags at these 7 stores under a ‘No Plastic Bag’ trial

No more plastic bag buffets at these 7 FairPrice outlets.
Plastic bags are often treated as trash, but they can also be melted down into fuel.

Cities could one day power homes and fuel cars with plastic, a giant step toward solving the pollution crisis

Companies are considering a way to cut back on emissions by converting plastic into fuel or electricity.
Beach debris along the north side of Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Scientists found 414 million pieces of trash on these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean — more proof that the plastic problem is out of control

Researchers have discovered that the beaches of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are drowning in trash. They found 414 million pieces of plastic debris.
After three years, biodegradable bags could still hold shopping.

Bags labeled as ‘biodegradable’ can actually survive for 3 years after being thrown out

A new study from the University of Plymouth found that after three years, the bags were intact enough to still comfortably hold shopping.
Since 1957, the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) has been towed over 6.5 million nautical miles in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas.

Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up de...

The amount of plastic in the North Atlantic Ocean is increasing, a study shows, and the number of entanglements went up 10-fold between 2000 and 2016.
The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes.

In some countries, people face jail time for using plastic bags. Here are all the places that have banned plastic bags and straws so far.

New York is the third US state to ban plastic bags. But the concept is already quite popular around the world.

Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags

Kroger is ditching plastic bags. It announced on Thursday that it plans to phase out single-use plastic bags at all locations by 2025. The change applies to all of Kroger's grocery brands, including Ralphs, Harris Teeter, and QFC, which will be the first chain to stop using single-use plastic bags.

A controversial ban could be the beginning of the end for plastic cups and plates

According to a new measure, all disposable dishware manufactured in France will have to be compostable by 2020.