Europe's sustainability practices are world-leading, but some believe that what has passed as recycling should actually be called liability shifting. DW spoke with an American who plans to change all that.
California lawmakers say the state must act to stop plastics from crowding landfills and polluting the ocean. They've proposed sweeping legislation to require manufacturers to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Tuesday that the United States would not scuttle international efforts to curb plastic pollution, amid complaints that Washington is impeding the growing consensus on the need to clean up the world's oceans.
A study from the University of Victoria has for the first time compiled research on microplastics to try to estimate just how much people are consuming — and one researcher says the findings demonstrate more work needs to be done to understand how the tiny particles might impact human health.