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As an Indigenous two-spirit, Beze Gray grew up learning to cherish the land. But was confused when the very land they were told to respect was littered with signs that read "toxic." 

The covid-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated the global environmental threat of plastic pollution.

Thousands of tons of waste are dumped in Poland every year, much of it from Germany. But Poland also has problems with its own waste disposal and its environment is suffering as a result.
The pandemic is putting even more plastic into our oceans. But we can change that.

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region.

A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words "Renew Oceans," sit rusting outside an empty, padlocked office in the Indian city of Varanasi, a short walk from the Ganges.

Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as "Neptune balls", researchers have found.

A scientist in Germany is using popcorn as a replacement for polystyrene.

Microplastics aren't just an ocean problem. A new study shows plastic pollution is also cropping up in fresh water in Alberta's industrial heartland
From more reusable packaging to more companies taking back used products to more empowered designers, 2021 will be a key year in the development of new, less wasteful systems.

Tourism is the main source of waste on the archipelago, which is located off the eastern coast of Spain. It is one of the biggest sources of plastic pollution overall in the Mediterranean.

Under the pretense of a circular economy, plastic is being dumped in places where it shouldn't be – such as horse riding arenas, football fields and children's playgrounds. In this episode on the Plastic Health Channel, scientists question whether playing on these fields and playgrounds is actually safe.

How a small radio station in India helps protect fishers and the ecosystems they rely on.

When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda's mountains of plastic waste.

Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean?

Polyester fibres account for more than half the microplastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean, according to a study that reveals how washing synthetic clothing is contaminating the remotest seas.

Post-Brexit regulation doesn't match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe's largest plastic waste producer.

Using their paddleboards to share the beauty of Bermuda's coastline, Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton are educating youth on the pollution that's washing up on its shores and the damage being done to the ocean, and empowering them to create solutions for change.

Environmental activist Kristal Ambrose has been recognized for her work with a 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize and joins Host Bobby Bascomb to talk about the inspiration for her organizing and further efforts to curb plastic waste and pollution.

We won’t be able to stem the tide of plastic waste until manufacturers are held accountable for their products.

Single-use plastic bags are hard to get rid of in Philadelphia. For a second time, Mayor Jim Kenney delayed the implementation of a bill to eliminate plastic bags in stores, restaurants, delivery services — and ultimately the city's streets and waterways — for another six months.

Since July, a four-man crew of local commercial fisherman have switched their catch, resetting their lines on a different kind of haul: marine debris.

A look ahead at the issues that will affect—and connect—chemists and chemistry across the globe. Expect to see companies and regulators return their focus to environmental issues such as plastics recycling, climate change, persistent pollutants, and clean energy.

Small island nations are most severely impacted by plastic litter carried in by ocean currents. How can they afford to bear the burden of the world's trash?

A new study has found microplastics present inside human placentas, which could potentially affect fetal health and development.

Banks have provided $1.7 trillion of finance to 40 companies in the plastics supply chain without imposing any requirements to tackle plastic pollution pouring into the world's rivers and oceans, according to a report published on Thursday.
Almost as far as the eye can see, trash spreads out over Serbia's Potpecko Lake, lapping against the dam that crosses it.
The supermarket giants said it removed 1 billion pieces of plastic from across its U.K. business last year.
Since January 1, stores in Iceland may no longer offer plastic shopping bags to customers.

Under the EU's Single-Use Plastic Directive, member states have to introduce restrictions on the sale of some of the most environmentally-harming single-use plastic products by July 2021.

Fed up with The Gambia's mounting waste problem, Isatou Ceesay set up an initiative called 'One Plastic Bag'. It promotes recycling and provides women with additional income.
One of the world's biggest cities has prohibited the use of single-use plastic materials including plastic forks, straws and cups. Mexico's capital is striving to revamp its image as an eco-friendly, sustainable city.

The pandemic has created more plastic waste at the same time as reducing rubbish collection. It's time we moved to a more sustainable, circular approach to waste management.

Co-op finally set to launch own brand plastic-free teabags after outcry over microplastics.

Tourist drawcards Kuta and Legian beaches are being overwhelmed by up to 60 tonnes of plastic rubbish every day.