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Whole Foods to drop plastic straws from U.S. stores in July

CLOSE In 2018, the United Kingdom-based McDonald’s branch made a significant commitment to rid its restaurants of plastic straws in 2019. TimeWhole Foods Market is eliminating disposable plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in July, the company announced Monday.It’s believed to be the first national supermarket chain to do […]

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Dead dolphin ate 2-foot-long plastic shower hose

CLOSE A rough-toothed dolphin was found stranded on Fort Myers Beach, and its condition is unknown. It was transferred to a truck where it was assessed. Andrew West, News-PressFORT MYERS, Fla. – A second dolphin in a month died on a Florida beach with a bellyful of trash.This time, the male bottlenose, which stranded May 7, had eaten […]

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Trash including plastic bag found at deepest ocean point on Earth

Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo said he saw a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the deepest place on Earth. (Photo: Courtesy Discovery/Atlantic Productions)We’ve heard recently that the roof of the world — Mount Everest — is littered with tons of trash. Now comes the unsettling news that garbage has also been spotted at the world’s deepest ocean depth. How do […]