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Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic

Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic

Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic Nestlé Prepared Foods has recalled more than 700,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets that may contain pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Friday. The recall was issued after Nestlé …

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Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought

Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought

Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought Mr. Siegler said the researchers had evaluated waste-disposal practices in countries around the world and used their “best professional judgment” to determine the lowest and highest amounts of plastic waste likely to escape into the environment. …

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Don’t Eat the Breakfast Cereal. It’s Made of Plastic.

Don’t Eat the Breakfast Cereal. It’s Made of Plastic.

Don’t Eat the Breakfast Cereal. It’s Made of Plastic. Don’t Eat the Breakfast Cereal. It’s Made of Plastic. Wrapping around a corner in Times Square, the storefront had been hidden in plain sight since the tail end of winter, when so much of the city’s creative life shut down, locked up and headed home to wait out the coronavirus. The …

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‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say

‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say

‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say ‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say A new cocktail of enzymes that speeds up the degradation of plastic offers a step forward in finding a new form of recycling that is faster, more affordable and works on a larger scale than current methods, British and American researchers said this week. …

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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. As a university student walking to class, Mr. Wakibia, now 37, used to pass a noxious landfill in Nakuru, Kenya’s fourth-largest urban area. The stench and the plastic debris that spilled into the street, he said, prompted him …

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After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change SEMINYAK, Indonesia — It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel …

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Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.

Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.

Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find. Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find. Plastic pollution isn’t just fouling the world’s oceans. It is also in the air we breathe, traveling on the wind and drifting down from the skies, according to a new study. More than 1,000 tons of tiny fragments rain down each year on national parks and wilderness areas …

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Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. The coronavirus pandemic and fears about its spread have brought to a screeching halt years of efforts to get …

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California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns

California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns

California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns Retailers in California can once again hand out free single-use plastic bags under an executive order announced on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the latest turn away from reusable bags amid the coronavirus outbreak. The order permits stores to provide customers with …

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births

Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births

Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in many products, may be at increased risk for preterm birth, studies have found. Now a new study has found that exposure even before conception may increase the risk. Phthalates are found in plastic toys, hair sprays, soaps, perfumes and other products and can contaminate foods by contact with packaging. …

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