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Mo' Plastic, Mo' Problems

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

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The Royal Statistical Society has chosen a UCSB marine scientist’s finding as its International Statistic of the Year for 2018

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After many months of collaboration between the CSU Chancellor's Office and multiple CSU campuses, as well as multiple rounds of stakeholder feedback, the California State University has released its new policy on single-use plastics.

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A team of Chinese scientists recently discovered that human-made plastics have polluted the deepest point in the ocean.

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Since the dawn of soda counters, humans have been addicted to plastic straws, using them to slurp milkshakes, sip cocktails, and construct rudimentary crafts. But a funny thing happened in 2018 — people lost their love for the lowly single-use plastic straw.

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Much of the stuff that accumulates during the holidays comes with single-use plastic packaging

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The Royal Statistical Society has chosen a UCSB marine scientist’s finding as its International Statistic of the Year for 2018

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Following California’s move to restrict the use of plastic straws statewide, the city of Los Angeles on Tuesday moved forward on a plan to enact an outright ban on the straws in local restaurants by 2021.

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The Los Angeles City Council is considering a complete ban on the use of plastic, single-use straws across the city’s restaurants.

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A dead whale that washed ashore had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops.

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