Plastic Particles Found In Bottled Water, Study FindsA study examining 11 brands of bottled water sold around the world has found that nearly every sample tested was contaminated by plastic particles.
This Earth Day Consider "Shedding" The StrawThe Shedd Aquarium is celebrating Earth Day this year by challenging the Chicagoland community to commit to a conservation action that will protect our planet’s waterways and the animals that live in them.
Yoga Pants, Cozy Clothes May Be Key Source Of Sea PollutionComfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.
Fire Rips Through Plastics Recycling PlantThe smell of burned plastic remained in the air on the Southwest Side at dawn Monday, after an extra-alarm fire ripped through a recycling plant.
Debate Continues Over Proposed Evanston Shopping Bag TaxPaper or plastic? The City of Evanston continues to consider a five cent tax for using either for shopping.