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Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

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Waste engineer Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia surveys plastic waste in a southeast Asian village, where it will be recycled to make raw material for more plastic products. Jambeck advises Asian governments on how to keep plastic trash out of waterways. Courtesy of Amy Brooks hide caption

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We're Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us

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As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool. Thn Rocn Khosit Rath Phachr Sukh /EyeEm via Getty Images hide caption

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Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible

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