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Seaweed straws and loose-leaf tea: 6 ways to reduce plastic waste

A bundle of pressed bottles made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic is stored at Poly Recycling AG company in Bilten, Switzerland April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann - RC117E7148A0

In the past 65 years, plastic production has outpaced that of any other manufactured material Image: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Souvenir teabags with depictions of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton are seen in London April 7, 2011. A British minister said on Wednesday that two billion people were expected to tune in to TV broadcasts to watch this month's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.   REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) - LM1E74718CS01
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