The idea that bottles and packaging made of plant-based material can simply be discarded and then break down and disappear is false – recycling and reuse are the only strategies that can work.
A new study in Scientific Reports investigated microplastic ingestion in four species of demersal sharks found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
A Greek organization is training local fishermen to collect plastic waste from the sea to protect the decreasing fish stocks in the Mediterranean.
Surfrider Foundation Canada says the push to rid the oceans of harmful plastics has suffered a major setback because of the pandemic.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designating the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as being contaminated by trash.
When he sets sail alone for a gruelling round-the-world yacht race this year Fabrice Amedeo will have a scientific mission: collecting microplastics.
Plastic waste and climate change go together. In fact, the mismanagement of plastic waste is a serious contributor to climate change and a significant - but often overlooked - investment opportunity for climate investors.
We need to both 'close the tap' of plastic flowing from rivers into oceans and at the same time remove the legacy plastic that presently exists in our oceans.
The biggest challenge in reinstating global ocean health is mitigating the effects of climate change, the authors say.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.