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A discarded plastic bottle lies on the beach at Sandy Hook, N.J. Packaging is the largest source of the plastic waste that now blankets our planet. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Environment

Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess

As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there's a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse?

A discarded plastic bottle lies on the beach at Sandy Hook, N.J. Packaging is the largest source of the plastic waste that now blankets our planet. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess

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Venezuelan soldiers and policemen who deserted to Colombia protest after being evicted from the hotel where they were staying in CĂșcuta in May. More than 1,400 members of Venezuelan security forces fled the country in February and March. Schneyder Mendoza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan Officers Who Fled To Colombia Are 'Adrift' As Maduro Holds Onto Power

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K.Flay's latest album, Solutions, is out now. Koury Angelo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Wanna Be Mine?': K.Flay Extends An Open Invitation Of Sisterhood With 'Solutions'

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