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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.

11 smarter buys that can help curb your plastic bottle use — from a $32 reusable water bottle to a $210 filtration system

Plastic-bottled water is a tough habit to kick, but there are solutions. Filtration, purification, Ionizers, and glass are among them, and we're here to help.
S'well bottles are beloved for their sleek design, their ability to keep drinks hot or cold, and their condensation-free exterior.

9 cheap solutions for people who want to waste less and wean themselves off single-use items

The world is facing an extreme trash crisis. Having a "zero waste starter kit" on hand makes it easier to say no to single-use items and reduce waste.
A viral Facebook post and hashtag called #trashtag are inspiring people to start cleaning up.

A new viral challenge for ‘bored teens’ is inspiring people to clean up trash in parks and beaches

People are sharing photos of littered areas before and after cleaning them up as part of the viral #trashtag challenge.
These Redditors felt as if they wasted their money.

13 things people say were a huge waste of money

Everyone has their money regrets. We rounded up some of the things that people say they dropped lots of cash on but lived to regret.

This Michelin Star restaurant recycles every scrap of food waste — here’s how

With the help of Indie Ecology, Pied à Terre recycles all its food waste. The company works with 80 restaurants across London to use food waste as compost.

There are more cigarette butts in the world’s oceans than any other type of garbage

Cigarette butts have been found to be the most common piece of human trash found in the earth's oceans. Roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally and nearly 4.95 trillion of those are cast into the environment, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project.
Aniruddh Chaturvedi in 2011.

The most surprising things about America, according to a Silicon Valley engineer who moved from India 7 years ago

A LinkedIn engineer named Aniruddh Chaturvedi moved to the US from India in 2011. He told Business Insider what he found to be the most surprising things about American culture, including Americans' love of road trips, the integrity of US students, and the price of soda.
Plastic is out of control.

Sobering photos show what a week’s worth of plastic looks like for typical families around the world

Humans produce an estimated 300 million tons of plastic every year, but it is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to the environment. Reuters sent photographers around the world to document what a week's worth of plastic looks like for average families.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under growing pressure to have his company meet its production targets and turn a profit.

Tesla’s decision to cut 9% of its workforce is a sign the company’s cash crunch is getting real

Tesla is cutting 9% of its workers in a restructuring intended to help it cut its losses and ease its path to profitability. But there could be more cutbacks to come if it can't meet its Model 3 production targets.