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Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
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China is refusing to take ‘foreign garbage’ from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling

Dozens of US cities, including a few major ones like Chicago and Philadelphia, are treating recyclable goods as trash.
A woman works in a plastic bottle recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2018.

The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years — now they want to send it back

Rich Western nations have been dumping plastic waste in developing Southeast Asia for decades, because countries there have more lax regulations.
"Plastic Babel" won honorable mention in Evolo's 2019 Skyscraper Competition.

Architects designed a fin-shaped skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It’s inspired by the Tower of Babel.

In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.

60 per cent of Singaporean households recycle regularly, but many still think clothes and shoes can go in the blue bin (they can’t)

Many people think they can recycle clothes and shoes in the blue bins, but that's not true.

There is now a Singapore district with a zero-waste masterplan – and it’s banning plastic straws and single-use items at its events

There is even a Telegram chat group for residents to share leftover food with others.

REI has a little-known section of its website that sells gently used gear and clothes for up to 70% off — here’s how it works

REI's Used Gear section is one way to save 70% off expensive brands like Patagonia and investments like outdoor tents without compromising on performance.

14 companies that are capitalizing on the unpopularity of plastics

Consumers want fewer virgin plastics in the supply chain and less plastic pollution in the world, so these companies wised up and delivered.