Paper straw producer acquired

All about the paper The only US producer of paper straws, Aardvark Straws, was acquired by manufacturer Hoffmaster Group on Monday. As cities and companies start leaning away from plastic straws, the demand for paper straws has skyrocketed. Aardvark was not able to produce the demanded amount of straws under their previous financial structure, so […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 8, 2018
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Apple plans to clean China’s environment

Green Apple Apple announced on Thursday that it will invest $300 million in clean energy in China. The company stated that it will partner with ten of its global suppliers in the initiative. Their goal is to create enough renewable energy to power one million homes in China. Not only is this initiative beneficial for […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 13, 2018
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California cuts greenhouse gases significantly

Is California inspiration for other states? On Wednesday, the California Air Resource Board reported that California greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 2.7 percent in 2016. That brings their greenhouse gas emissions for the year down to 429.4 million metric tons – that may still seem like a lot (and it is), but it’s actually very […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 12, 2018
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Australian retailers ban plastic bags

Australia follows plastic ban trend Specific retail chains and Australian chains have announced that they will ban single-use plastic bags starting July 1. Queensland and Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags in the entirety of the states, and retail stores Coles and Big W will ban them in all locations. Tasmania, South Australia, and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 3, 2018
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India plastic ban hits McDonald’s and Starbucks

Plastic policy ramps up in India On Saturday, Maharashtra’s ban on single-use plastic items – including food containers, shopping bags, forks, knives, and straws – came into effect on Saturday. Maharashtra marks the 25th out of 29 states in India to adopt the plastic policy. However, the city may have a larger effect than the rest, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 27, 2018
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This company can alter rain patterns

No rain dance necessary US company Weather Modification International has capabilities of making it rain in certain areas. They use a technique called cloud-seeding, where planes target specific clouds to extract more rain from them. Pilots travel to specific clouds with moisture in them and inject a silver iodide chemical into the clouds. The rain […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 18, 2018
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American Express to roll out eco-friendly card

AMEX shows it’s not all about the money American Express announced Monday that it will soon offer a credit card manufactured from plastic trash recycled from the Earth’s oceans. Although the movement will not do much to remove plastic from the ocean, it will create awareness about the general public’s effect on the environment. According […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 11, 2018
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Europe proposes ban on plastic items

The European Commission is planning a complete overhaul of its environmental policy The European Commission’s first order of business is the ban on ten plastic items that create waste in European waters. According to them, these ten items account for 70% of litter in EU waters. In addition, it wants manufacturers of plastic products to […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 29, 2018
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Climate Change Affects the Timing of Natural Processes

Global warming is becoming more concerning by the minute. Climate change has made an impact on the timing of natural processes. One of the most pressing issues in this generation is the negative impact that capitalism has towards the environment. To start off, there is a significant number of people out there who believes the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • April 17, 2018
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