Hugo Tagholm: As a surfer, I’m compelled to fight plastic pollution and protect our oceans

As an island nation, we all have a relationship with the ocean and we must reach out and enable new and diverse ocean activists from city centres to coastal crofts.

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SC Johnson's support of Plastic Bank helps reduce ocean pollution

With funding from SC Johnson, Plastic Bank has established more than 250 collection points in Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines.

Starbucks will stop using disposable cups in South Korea by 2025

The coffeehouse chain plans to introduce program in which customers will pay a deposit for reusable cups, part of an effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Malaysia sends back over 300 containers of illicit plastic waste

Malaysia became the destination of choice for the world's plastic waste after China banned imports in 2018, but is struggling to fend off a deluge of generally unlicensed unrecyclable garbage.


New Seasons Market to eliminate the sale of single use water bottles by Earth Day

The Northwest grocery store chain New Seasons Market announced it will eliminate the sale of single use bottles of water in all of its stores by Earth Day, to continue its work to reduce plastic waste in local communities.


Why this grocery chain is ditching single-use bottled water

If you can get it from the tap, you can’t buy it in these Oregon and California supermarkets.

Pink dolphins in Hong Kong find respite thanks to coronavirus

A cut in ferry service because of the pandemic means the animals, a Hong Kong icon, are getting a little peace and quiet in a favored habitat. But the break is temporary and the future not bright.

Seaspiracy harms more than it educates

The appeal of the Netflix hit is that it suggests there’s one solution to the ocean’s woes. That’s not true. A marine ecologist explains.
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Industries urged to weigh in on global plastics restrictions

Companies that make, use, dispose, and recycle plastics must participate in international efforts to restrict plastic waste and chemicals used to make plastic, because the policies will affect how they do business, industry officials say.

Opinion: Amazon uses a lot of plastic. It doesn’t have to.

The world’s biggest online retailer must become a leader in reducing single-use packaging.

How plastics are making us infertile — and could even lead to human extinction

In an interview, Dr. Shanna Swan explains how sperm counts are dropping every year thanks to plastic pollution.


Climate change ... always a bridesmaid

By 2050, many of climate change's worst projected impacts could be fully upon us—or fully upon our descendants.

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In Europe, a backlash is growing over incinerating garbage

For years, European countries have built “waste-to-energy” incinerators, saying new technology minimized pollution and boosted energy production. But with increasing concern about the plants’ CO2 emissions, the EU is now withdrawing support for these trash-burning facilities.

Canadian bill banning plastic exports passes through committee

A bill proposing to ban exports of non-recyclable plastic waste from Canada to foreign countries narrowly passed through a parliamentary committee Wednesday.
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LISTEN: Veena Singla on turning science into policy

"I love science … but many of the aspects that were my strengths in science don't necessarily fit with an academic research career."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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