Madigan Joins Effort To Block Blueprints For 3-D Printed GunsThe Texas company that planned to start publishing the blueprints on Wednesday already posted the plans on its website, and more than 1,000 people have downloaded the blueprints for 3-D plastic guns, including AR-15 style assault riles.
Starbucks Is Eliminating Plastic Straws From All StoresStarbucks is going strawless. The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020.
El Monterey Breakfast Burritos RecalledRuiz Food Products is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.
Florida Brewery Unveils Six-Pack Rings To Spare Sea Turtles, Not Snare ThemPlastic waste can linger for decades, and even after breaking down it persists in the form of "microplastics" that still threaten wildlife when mistaken for food.
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.