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These worms have a special power that could help fix our plastic problems

Every year, the world makes 21 million tons of polystyrene, the kind of plastic found in styrofoam cups, take out containers, CD cases, and packing peanuts.

Most of that ends up in landfills, in waterways, and on the streets — and stays there. Styrofoam isn’t biodegradable, meaning that it can’t be broken down or decomposed by bacteria or other organisms the way other trash can.

http://mobile.businessinsider.com/worms-digest-styrofoam-plastic-pollution-2015-9

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8 Ways You Are Killing The Environment That You Probably Didn’t Even Realize

Keurig coffee makers aren’t the only culprits here.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/8-ways-you-are-killing-the-environment-that-you-probably-didnt-even-realize/203144/


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Garbage Paradise: Surfing The Maldives Infamous ‘Trash Island’

One tenth of all the plastic we use ends up in the Ocean.

The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex is an enormous gyrating whirlpool of marine debris that sits slap bang in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The super-sized pile of trash swirling under the water has collected at its apex to produce Thilafushi, a trash island almost completely made of garbage, in the centre of the Maldives

http://www.konbini.com/en/entertainment-2/maldives-trash-island/


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New Information About The Plastic Microbeads In Your Toothpaste

Science has already ruined facial scrubs, and your toothpaste might be next. In the last few years, a lot of popular toothpaste brands started adding little pieces of plastic to their products. The idea was that these “microbeads” would really scrub your teeth clean. Instead, they could be ruining your gums.

http://www.refinery29.com/2014/09/74756/toothpaste-gum-damage