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Cost-Effective Storageware

When it comes to storageware, should you invest in glass or plastic? Find out which option is more budget-friendly here.

Why Are LEGOs So Expensive?

It's a question that echoes across the Internet, on blogs and message boards, and in the content of a specialty wiki called Brickipedia: "Why are Legos so expensive?" Our search for an answer starts in Denmark, and ends in the playrooms of countless children around the world.

Corporate Litterbugs Soon to Be Outed

When it launches next month, the Plastic Disclosure Project -- which surprisingly has strong backing from investors -- plans to expose corporations that are contributing to plastic waste when it launches next month.

Paper, Not Plastic: Credit Cards Boost Unhealthy Eating

Dieters looking for a little extra willpower to avoid putting junk food in their grocery carts might want to leave their credit cards at home. New research shows that buying groceries with plastic instead of good old-fashioned folding money makes people more likely to buy unhealthy foods.

In Vegas, the Taxi Game Is Rigged Against Plastic

Credit cards will take a traveler a long way in our cashless society -- as long as that traveler isn't trying to take a cab in Las Vegas. Taxis remain among the last holdouts in U.S. society's transition to plastic, a lesson travel writer Randy Diamond has learned the hard way.

Plastic Packaging Is Good for the Earth? Rubbish!

A New York Times' blogger argues that wasting food is worse for the environment than a bit of plastic packaging that extends its shelf life. Why? Because of the methane food produces when it decays, he says. But the argument is rubbish as composting and buying locally would solve the problem.

Uganda steps up the war on plastic

Let's all please take just a moment and look around ourselves. How far do we have to look to find something made with plastic? In truth, we don't...

Don't let credit card debt kill you

According to CardTrak.com, the average American household now carries a staggering $6,600 in credit card debt. When you consider that the interest...