plastic pollution

Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash

Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash

The coronavirus caused Lauren Singer to do something she hasn’t done in eight years: she created waste. Read more...
Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash

Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash

The coronavirus caused Lauren Singer to do something she hasn’t done in eight years: she created waste.

Coronavirus fears spur cities to reverse hard-fought bans on single-use plastic

In a matter of days, hard-won bans to reduce the use of plastics across the U.S. have come under fire amid worries about the virus clinging to reusable bags, cups and straws.
The Plastics Industry Is Trying to Cash In on the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Plastics Industry Is Trying to Cash In on the Covid-19 Pandemic

The covid-19 pandemic is forcing many of us to change our best-intentioned behaviors. We’re withholding physical affection, even when our loved ones are in distress. We’re not patronizing our favorite
This New Species Is Named After the Plastic Inside It

This New Species Is Named After the Plastic Inside It

Some species are named after beloved teen activists or Lady Gaga. Others are named after plastic. Before science even discovered this deep-sea crustacean, plastic had infiltrated its stomach. So
Just Opening a Plastic Bottle Can Send Microplastic Pollution Into the Air

Just Opening a Plastic Bottle Can Send Microplastic Pollution Into the Air

Coronavirus is Earth-shatteringly scary, and social distancing sucks. To distract myself and pull my brain out of the depths of speculative despair, I’ve been drinking a ton of seltzer, mostly from
New Study Shows Sea Turtles Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Food

New Study Shows Sea Turtles Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Food

There have been more than enough horrific viral videos of the turtles with straws stuck in their noses to show that plastic is a threat to them (I’ll spare you by not linking them). Studies have found
Here's What You Need to Know About New York's Plastic Bag Ban Kicking Off in March

Here's What You Need to Know About New York's Plastic Bag Ban Kicking Off in March

On any given day walking through New York City, plastic bags are everywhere you turn. They’re at your corner bodega where you order your sausage, egg, and cheese on a roll; they hold the last-minute
Coke, Pepsi, and Other Big Brands Are Getting Sued for Contributing to the Plastic Crisis

Coke, Pepsi, and Other Big Brands Are Getting Sued for Contributing to the Plastic Crisis

Some of the world’s biggest food, beverage, and consumer goods companies are getting their asses sued for their contributions to plastic pollution.Read more...

Erupt Trail Running Shoes

Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This
Many Plastics Aren't Actually Recyclable, a New Report Shows

Many Plastics Aren't Actually Recyclable, a New Report Shows

Companies say that a lot of single-use plastic items are recyclable: cups, trays, lids, cutlery, straws, stirrers. But it turns out those claims are misleading. Read more...
The recycling rules that could actually make a huge difference, but are probably doomed

The recycling rules that could actually make a huge difference, but are probably doomed

Picture it now: It’s you, in the faded light of your kitchen, dutifully rinsing out that plastic container that you didn’t even want to get but the store gave to you anyway, carefully dabbing it dry,
This no-lid, foldable cup could help reduce plastic waste levels — Future Blink

This no-lid, foldable cup could help reduce plastic waste levels — Future Blink

Just fold over each of Unocup's flaps and insert the tab, and you can start your day with more coffee and less plastic.
On the front lines of climate change, environmental activism can lead to murder

On the front lines of climate change, environmental activism can lead to murder

In the heavy industry heartland of Colombia, environmentalism has old roots and has endured through decades of violence and intimidation.
There's Literally a Million Times More Microplastic in Our Oceans Than We Realized

There's Literally a Million Times More Microplastic in Our Oceans Than We Realized

If you pulled 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water out of the ocean, how many small bits of plastic would you expect to find? Ten pieces? One hundred pieces? How about 8.3 million pieces of what
'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

A recently deceased sperm whale found was found with a tightly wound ball of marine debris in its stomach, including an alarming assortment of plastics. Read more...
Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better

Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better

UK supermarkets are handing out more plastic now, not less.
Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Are Consuming a Staggering Amount of Plastic

Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Are Consuming a Staggering Amount of Plastic

Manta rays and whale sharks are among the largest filter-feeding fishes on the planet. To power their bulk, they sieve massive quantities of plankton out of the water. But new research off the coast
Progress toward a new plastic plant highlights Europe’s plastic paradox

Progress toward a new plastic plant highlights Europe’s plastic paradox

Petrochemical giant Ineos was granted a permit to cut down a wood to build a new plastic plant in Antwerp.
Coca-Cola Officially Named the World’s Biggest Plastic Polluter

Coca-Cola Officially Named the World’s Biggest Plastic Polluter

Coca-Cola has emerged as the world’s biggest polluter of plastics, according to a new audit from Break Free From Plastics. 72,000 volunteers from across the world dug through streets, beaches, and