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…
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...
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.