• Rhode Island September 11, 2022 9:34 pm

    URI's Efforts to Study Plastic Pollution Get Federal Boost

    Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are getting some federal assistance for their efforts to better understand plastic pollution and the threat it poses to the ocean. The university is set to receive $1 million in grant funding dedicated to studying how plastics spread through the environment as well as ways to reduce their harmful impact. Plastic products are…

  • recycling June 27, 2022 11:53 am

    The Plant Industry's Dark Secret: Black Plastic

    You just bought a house plant for your apartment. You feel great: Your place looks nicer, and you’ve contributed to one of the greenest industries in the world. Or have you? Under that beautiful Monstera plant hides a dark secret: The black plastic pot you will throw in the recycling bin after you’ve repotted the plant might not be...

  • connect the dots June 24, 2022 9:43 am

    What Do Street Vending, Brunch, and House Plants Have in Common?

    Street vending, brunch, and house plants have more in common than you may think. In this episode of “Connect the Dots,” Fernando Hurtado ends up on #PlantTok, meets a street vendor selling plants, and learns about why some black plastic can’t be recycled.

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