Reclaiming life in a disposable culture.
Berkeley's new law targeting throwaway food packaging requires customers to go reusable or pay a fee.
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu hopes to set a positive example in the fight for a more sustainable future.
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao are two Canadian women who discovered how to turn our plastic waste into useful chemicals, without harming the environment.
Researchers conducted an assessment of macro and microplastic contamination for two years on 10 beaches along the western coast of India and their toxic effects on marine organisms.
The amount of nurdle plastics found in Charleston - in some cases 200 pieces in just a 10-minute search - is surprising, one expert said.
Tiny particles of plastic are in our food, water and even the air we breathe. There is insufficient evidence to establish the impact of microplastics on human health. But the absence of evidence doesn't mean they are harmless.
The party's over. The consequences of society's carbon, plastic, and pollution addictions are inarguable, from melting permafrost, starving whales to massive salmon die-offs.
The use of plastic bags has significantly dropped in Turkey since a new regulation was introduced in January. According to authorities, some 150,000 tons of plastic were saved in the 11-month period.
Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.
When the petrochemical plant being built by Shell Chemical Appalachia in Beaver County is complete, it's anticipated to bring 600 jobs as well as spinoff industries. But some researchers and activists warn that it could also bring a new type of pollution to the Ohio River Valley — nurdles.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"