550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis with Eight Executive Actions
Plastic production and pollution impact public health, the environment, and the climate and it has reached crisis levels around the world.
Ocean Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air
Researchers in France found thousands of microplastic particles raining down on a secluded spot in the Pyrenees, 75 miles from the nearest city.
Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Sea Salt
Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.
Piling Up: Drowning in a Sea of Plastic
After 65 years of making plastic, we've pretty much mastered the art. What we haven't yet figured out is what to do with plastic once we're done with it.
What Plastic Item Would You Love to Ban?
Yes, plastic straws are bad, but they’re just a teeny drop in the giant ocean of plastic we’re swimming in. Here are other everyday plastic objects that we could put on the discontinued list.
Our Plastic Pollution Crisis is Too Big for Recycling to Fix
Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin.
Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling
Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump,” recycling about half of the globe’s plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1.