Sailor's Mission: Clean Up Plastic On Lake MinnetonkaLes Mann, a sailor in the west metro, is doing what he can to keep Minnesota waters clean.
Report Warns Against Using Plastic Food ContainersA new report is warning against using plastic food containers because of the fear that harmful chemicals could leak into your food.
El Monterey Breakfast Burritos RecalledRuiz Food Products is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.
St. Paul Scraps Ban On Styrofoam, Plastic To-Go BoxesOne council member said she felt the plan unfairly targeted restaurants.
Scientists To Discuss Plastic Challenge In Great LakesScientists specializing in the Great Lakes are going to be hearing about the challenge plastic pollution poses for the lakes during a conference at the University of Vermont.
Scientists: Fleece Fibers Harming Great LakesFirst it was tiny plastic beads, but now scientist are rising concerns about fibers from clothing polluting the Great Lakes. A recent study found polyester fleece sheds thousands of fibers when it's washed.
Good Question: Why Do We Use So Much Plastic?On Tuesday, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags like the ones used in Target and grocery stores across the country. The plastic bags will be phased out over the next two years, but people can still use them for vegetables and meats. Paper bags will cost 10 cents while reusable bags will be free to use.
Minn. Recycler Taking Old Holiday LightsIf you're one of many Minnesotans replacing traditional holiday lights with energy-efficient LEDs and wondering what to do with all those old jumbled cords, the answer might be at your local hardware store.
Fergus Falls Woman Sues Over Object In OJA Fergus Falls woman has filed a federal lawsuit that claims she was injured by a foreign object while drinking a glass of orange juice.