Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson on Planet Plastic: How Big Oil and Big Soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades. “Sen. Tom Udall, a plain-spoken New Mexico Democrat with a fondness for white cowboy hats and turquoise bolo ties, has been trumpeting the risk: ‘We are consuming a credit card’s worth of plastic each week,’ Udall says. At events with constituents, he will brandish a Visa from his wallet and declare, ‘You’re eating this, folks!'”

+ NYT: Take One Last Look at the (Many) Plastic Bags of New York. (But please don’t eat them.)