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The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

Another dead whale has washed ashore with a belly full of plastic. This week, the carcass of the young sperm whale, estimated to have been 7 years old, was found on a beach in Cefalù, Italy. Investigators aren’t certain whether the plastic killed the whale. But it’s part of a gruesome pattern that’s become impossible…
The race to save the planet from plastic

The race to save the planet from plastic

Sometime between 2010 and 2015, a tiny organism with an unusual appetite made a home in an industrial site near a bottle-recycling plant in Sakai, Japan. The site, located by a bustling port in one of the most urbanized, densely populated regions in the world, wasn’t exactly hospitable. The soil and water were contaminated with…
I Tried To Go Five Days Without Using Any Plastic

I Tried To Go Five Days Without Using Any Plastic

With a few simple swap-outs in various areas of your life, you can transform YOUR space to drastically reduce your plastic consumption. In this week's video, I make swap-outs in my kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and more...and I even learn how to have a plastic-free period. Did I mention I LOVE using my new menstrual cup?…
How I Made Peace With My Plastic Surgery

How I Made Peace With My Plastic Surgery

In 2013, for my 21st birthday, I went under the knife to have polyps removed that were causing blockage in my nasal passages and giving me six to eight sinus infections a year. My parents got behind the decision for health reasons, while I was more interested in the aesthetics. I wanted my nose to…
Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws

Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws

When I ordered a milkshake at a New York City diner recently, I noticed a placard at my table that read: “Missing something in your drink? There’s a reason for that.” I looked around and saw that none of the drinks on the waiters’ trays had plastic straws. Why was my diner forcing this age-old…
Everlane’s New Winter Collection Is Ultra Cozy (& Completely Free Of Virgin Plastic)

Everlane’s New Winter Collection Is Ultra Cozy (& Completely Free Of Virgin Plastic)

Our favorite fashion brands aren't just going fur-free — now, going plastic-free is a growing trend among retailers. On Thursday, Everlane, the direct-to-consumer company bringing radical transparency in pricing, ethical manufacturing, and social responsibility to fashion and retail, doubled-down on its commitment to sustainability. On Thursday, Everlane announced that by 2021, it will eliminate all…
6 Mean Girls Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Cold, Shiny, Hard Plastic

6 Mean Girls Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Cold, Shiny, Hard Plastic

In case you didn't already know, The Plastics were the pinnacle of 2000s beauty. Besides the Burn Book, the group of frenemies left behind some of the most memorable trends of the decade, like glossy lips, kohl liner that covers the circumference of the entire eye, and overplucked eyebrows. (If you disagree, you have the…

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