Research on ocean plastic surging, U.N. report finds

But many studies describe the problem rather than pointing to solutions.

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Pasig, other Philippine rivers among biggest contributors to ocean plastic pollution

The Philippines was the largest contributing country to the plastic waste that reaches the ocean, with the Pasig River ranked as the most polluting river in the world, a study by a Dutch nonprofit showed.


New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found a way to make plastic from abundant and sustainable plant proteins. Inspired by spider silk, the film works in a way similar to other plastics, but it can be composted at home.


Ocean scientists tell G7 to agree on polar regions and plastic pollution

G7 leaders should act to protect the world's oceans by pushing for agreements on plastic pollution and protecting the Arctic and Antarctic, experts said.


Maui Ocean Center to provide beach cleanup materials

In honor of World Ocean Day, the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute announced a beach cleanup program that allows residents and visitors to Maui to take a hands-on approach to help protect marine environments and collect data.


Europe’s drive to slash plastic waste moves into high gear

As part of a broader effort to create a circular economy that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, the EU will ban a host of throwaway plastic items next month and is working to create an expansive and lucrative market for recycled plastics.


Global treaty to regulate plastic pollution gains momentum

Even producers have an interest in global rules on plastic waste that would resolve the inconsistencies among countries.


Debunking the biggest myths about our ocean plastic problem

To clean up our oceans, we first need to understand what they’re actually filled with. And it’s different from what you might have heard.

Pivet's plastic phone case could biodegrade within 2 years

Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one, from case maker Pivet, harnesses the power of hungry microbes.

Your clothes spew microfibers before they’re even clothes

The clothing supply chain releases some 265 million pounds of microfibers that wash into the environment each year.

A 'Bubble Barrier' is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea

A stream of bubbles is catching trash in Amsterdam's Westerdok canal, preventing it from ultimately flowing into the North Sea.

MerMade launches recycling bins made with 100% certified ocean plastic for World Oceans Day

MerMade is rising from the sea with 65-gallon recycling bins made from fully traceable, certified ocean plastic sourced from Oceanworks.

World Oceans Day 2021: Why‌ ‌is‌ ‌there‌ ‌so‌ ‌much‌ ‌plastic‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌ocean?‌

The equivalent of a rubbish truck load of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute. Isabelle Gerretsen looks at some of the key impacts.


Picture of Chesapeake microplastics grows clearer

Scientists have long suspected that the tiny plastic particles floating in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers — consumed by a growing number of aquatic species — are anything but harmless.


A decade after Deepwater Horizon, we're still cleaning up oil spills the same way

A sinking boat off the coast of Sri Lanka is about to spill tons of oil into the ocean. The cleeanup will uses the same, ineffective techniques as the major oil spills before it. But there are better solutions.
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