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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has released a new infographic setting the record straight about landfill space and environmental footprint of PET plastic bottled water containers.

The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment recently collaborated on a report with the Ocean Conservancy called Stemming the Tide: Land-based Strategies for a Plastic Free Ocean.

Plastic bottle recycling grew by 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s toughest ban on personal care products containing plastic microbeads, such as toothpastes, soaps, and shower gels, that are designed to be rinsed down the drain.

A program recognizing innovations in product design and technology promoting plastics recycling is accepting nominations through October 31.

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The lightweight, polyethylene shopping bag is a masterpiece of modern engineering.