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Celebrities Back California Bill to Cut Single-Use Plastics

SACRAMENTO — A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday. “I feel like we’re on the brink of accomplishing something." — Jeff Goldblum E...
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Dutch Inventor Says His Ocean Cleaning Boom Is Working

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. Boyan Slat, a university dropout who founded The Ocean Cleanup nonpro...