Entangled seal pup shows problem of plastic pollution on our beaches

A Cornwall-based charity has shared a heartbreaking picture of a seal pup entangled in plastic to raise awareness of the devastating issue.

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Green shoots: Spanish firm tackles plastic waste from shotgun cartridges

BioAmmo aims to make 50m of its plastic-free, biodegradable cartridges this year.


Maryland lawmakers eye statewide ban on balloon releases

Democrats and Republicans may not agree on much these days, but in the Maryland General Assembly lawmakers of both parties have come together to protect sea turtles, shorebirds and other wildlife.


Science and plastics: Solutions for pollution in the works

Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping lead the charge, along with four Department of Energy research laboratories and four universities.

‘It’s working’: Boom system set up in Tijuana stops piles of trash from flowing into California

A trash boom installed by a California environmental group in Tijuana appears to be working stopping trash such as plastics from flowing through a canyon north into the United States.

Microplastics pollute rivers on Indonesia's Java Island

The high concentration of microplastics detected in the Bengawan Solo and Brantas rivers on Indonesia's Java Island is not only affecting the aquatic life but poses threat to human health as well, according to the Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation study.


Plastic petition by UK nine-year-old gains over 70k signatures in under a week

After studying how microplastics damage the oceans, schoolgirl Lizzie wants the government to stop sending waste to developing countries.


Podcast: Why scientists say ‘plastivores’ could be the solution to plastic pollution

Worldwide, researchers are hunting for a kind of `secret sauce’ — a souped-up enzyme capable of breaking down some of the most resilient plastics.

Nicole Chatterson: 5 ways we can move away from single-use plastics

The pandemic is putting even more plastic into our oceans. But we can change that.

Big Oil’s flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges

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.


Seagrass 'Neptune balls’ sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds

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


Scientists find microplastics in Edmonton’s sole source of drinking water

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

7 ways the circular economy will grow in 2021

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.
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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

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The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

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