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Disney Company Makes Environmental Dreams Come True By Ditching Plastic Straws, and More

Disneyland is now a place where a conservationist’s dreams can come true. The company just announced that it will stop using single-use straws and plastic...

Starbucks is Largest Retailer Yet to Pledge a Phase-Out of Single-Use Plastic Straws

Starbucks gives away over 1 billion straws with their iced drinks every year – but not anymore, thanks to their latest environmental initiative.

Major League Baseball Team Hits Home Run for the Earth: Stops Serving Plastic Straws

The initiative, which already kicked off on Earth Day, has made them the first ever MLB team to ditch straws.

World’s Second Largest Fast Food Chain Begins Phase-Out of Plastic Straws

Plastic straws have just broke the back of yet another global food chain. McDonald's announced on Wednesday that they would be joining the ranks of...

Heartfelt Letter From 5-Year-old Causes Restaurant Chain to Swap Plastic Straws for Paper

Ava couldn't bear to think about how her favorite restaurant chain was contributing to pollution – so she wrote them a moving letter asking them to make a change.

The Last Straw: California is the Latest to Take Action on Single-Use Plastic Straws

Plastic pollution sucks – which is why these regions and businesses are ditching plastic straws in favor of more environmentally friendly options.

Amazon is Investing to Make Sure Millions of Tons of Recycling Get Diverted From Landfills

Amazon has announced that it will be investing $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. Amazon’s investment will...

Two Teen Girls Push Government in Bali to Ban the Bags That Have Turned Their Paradise Into an Eyesore

For many of us, the island of Bali will conjure up images of palm-shaded resorts, pristine white beaches, and crystal clear Indonesian waters, but...

America’s Largest Grocery Store Chain is Saying Goodbye to Single-Use Plastic Bags

Kroger, America's largest supermarket chain, has just announced that it will be phasing out all of its single-use plastic bags in favor of reusable...

Leader Named ‘Roosevelt’ Leads Caribbean Nation in Banning Plastics and Styrofoam

After a tropical storm brought a tidal wave of plastic debris and garbage bobbing along the Caribbean island’s famously beautiful shoreline, Dominica, joined the...

Girl Scout Wrote Letters to Companies, Urging Them to Ditch Plastic – And They Did

Shelby O'Neil may only be 17 years old, but she is using her voice to save billions of pounds of plastic from landfills every year.

IKEA is Ditching All of Their Single-Use Plastics Throughout Stores

The company's 363 stores are ditching every kind of single-use plastic, from garbage bags to straws and drink stirrers.

Walmart is Offering Workers and Their Family Members the Chance to Get College Degrees Debt-Free

Even though Walmart still has a long way to go before it's considered an ideal place to work, it's certainly a step in the right direction.

42 of the Biggest Food Companies Make Historic Pledge to Cut Plastic Waste

The companies that are responsible for 80% of the plastic on these supermarket shelves have taken a dramatic pledge to cut wasteful packaging over the course of the next seven years.

Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic? His Massive Project to Launch This Summer

At just 18 years old, this Dutch teenager claimed he could tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and starting this summer, he is going to do just that.

10-Year-old is Traveling 620 Miles to Clean-up Coastlines, After Whale Dies With 30 Plastic Bags Ingested

When Lilly Platt first heard about the ‘plastic whale’ that washed up on a Norway beach, she became determined to clean up ocean pollution – no matter how many miles were in the way.

UK’s Largest Coffee Chain is Now Shelling Out Cash to Recycle Everyone’s Cups

The ambitious initiative will recycle roughly one fifth of the UK's 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups consumed every year.

UK Supermarket Chain to Ban the Use of Palm Oil From Its Line of Branded Products

The ban is expected to reduce demand for the harmful ingredient by over 500 tons per year.

Girl Figures Out Perfect Way to Get Dad to Finally Say Yes to Adopting a Puppy

An 8-year-old girl employed a cunning approach to convincing her father to adopt a puppy – and it has led to hundreds of shelter donations, dozens of cute dog pictures, and a dad resigned to cleaning up animal poop.

Milkmen Return to London as BBC Documentary Encourages People to Recycle, Use Glass Bottles

Milkmen have always been a classic staple of English towns – and now, thanks to a BBC documentary about the planet, more and more...