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.
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.
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.
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.
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.