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Depending on how long and severe the economic crisis proves to be, it will take years for fossil fuel demand to recover.

When the air pollution gets particularly bad, office workers in China are more likely to order lunch delivery—millions of meals and tons of plastic waste.
CDC guidance says eateries should use disposable dishes and cutlery—but most experts think reusables are just fine.

Microplastics can alter the behavior of fish, with those that ingest the pollutants likely to be bolder, more active and swim in risky areas where they die en masse, according to a new study.

A nonprofit organization in Hawaii partnered with a Texas energy company to convert 1.2 million bottle caps into oil this month, an initiative aimed at alleviating the islands' plastic problem.

Microplastics have been identified in Antarctic waters at rates that mirror the amounts found in oceans elsewhere in the world, including the North Atlantic, says a new study.

A new study shows how people contribute to the ever-growing problem of plastic waste while trying to avoid exposure to air pollution.

Today marked the finale of one woman's journey around Maui, hiking 180 miles around the entire island's coastline to raise awareness against ocean plastics and raise funds for Love The Sea's Hard to Reach beach cleanups.

Plastic pollution is a real problem. Self-righteous crusades won’t help.

The ban on single use plastics is a good start; however, Canada must also adopt an all hands on deck approach to collecting plastics.

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Wednesday revealed the government's preliminary list of banned items, including plastic bags and straws.

Concerns have been raised regarding the feasibility of a proposed synthetic turf field at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School being recycled at the end of its useful life.

Boycotting polyester would reduce microfiber pollution. But the larger problem is the sheer volume of clothing we buy and discard

A mug of tea made from water boiled in a plastic kettle could contain more than three million micro-plastic particles, a study suggests.

The famed deer that roam the city of Nara, in Japan, no longer face discomfort - or far worse - after local companies developed a safe alternative to the plastic packaging discarded by tourists that often ended up in the animals' stomachs.

A plastic bag ban that went into effect this week in New York has some school officials confused about whether they will be required to change the way they package school lunches.

Two billion people worldwide do not have access to proper waste collection services, leading to ever-growing plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, particularly in the global south.
In a study of great shearwaters, most of the plastic found in the birds was recyclable polyethylene. To the scientists, the preliminary results add to the growing pile of evidence that recycling is not the solution to our plastic pollution problem, and broader policy action is needed.
Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say.
The company is redesigning its packaging to use less material, and employing AI to find the smallest possible package for each box.
New York’s ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect earlier this year but the state will officially begin enforcing the rule on Monday.

The Canadian government wants to start addressing the global plastic pollution problem. But the U.S.-based plastics industry is saying not so fast — and invoking provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The Plastic Bag Store set to open to the public on Thursday looks like a typical New York City grocery, with rows of soda drinks and cartons on its shelves. But a closer look at the boxes of sushi rolls and cereal reveals labels such as 'plastic bagacado roll,' 'Yucky Shards,' and 'Caps N' Such.'

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.

Study findings raise concerns that microplastics in marine fish could be a threat to public health via the food chain.

Exclusive: report reveals as many microfibers as there are stars in the Milky Way – and they can easily enter oceans and waterways
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
Glitter contains microplastics, which can get into rivers and seas, taking years to degrade.

Europe's chief policy-making body Wednesday called for a safer, more sustainable chemicals market, plotting a zero-tolerance approach that nearly eliminates hormone mimicking compounds.

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Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.

A shark whose head was being "slowly sliced off" by a plastic strap it had become entangled in when younger has been rescued by scientists.