Plastics In Rainwater, Plastic...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Congratulations, humans. We have filled the environment with so much plastic, its residue is found in rainwater and snow falling on the tallest mountains and contained in much of the food we eat.

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Environmental Impact Of Plasti...

Jun 3, 2019 by

The Center for International Environmental Law has issued a new report that should send a shudder down your spine. It says demand for plastics is accelerating, especially in developing nations.

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What Adidas and Parley are doi...

May 31, 2019 by

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

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Mismanaged waste ‘kills ...

May 13, 2019 by

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases

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186 countries have signed UN p...

May 13, 2019 by

This means that countries now have the right to refuse plastic waste imports to their shores.

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Here’s what happens to &...

Apr 29, 2019 by

After 3 years of being buried and submerged, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ single-use plastic bags could still hold a full load of groceries.

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Canadian grocer to allow reusa...

Apr 18, 2019 by

Starting next week, shoppers at Metro stores in Quebec can go zero waste more easily than ever.

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Six-decade plankton study char...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Handwritten journals from 50s show how plastic problem has grown to global emergency

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The ‘Attenborough Effect...

Apr 15, 2019 by

It’s proof that documentaries are powerful tools for change.

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Synchro swimmers perform in a ...

Mar 29, 2019 by

Two young synchronized swimmers in Britain have made a splash with a recent performance. Kate Shortman (17) and Isabelle Thorpe (18) of Bristol attempted their World Championship synchro routine in a swimming pool full of floating plastic waste.

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Our plastics, our selves

Feb 6, 2019 by

What’s plastic doing to our bodies? This all-female team is investigating.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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California teen collects 50,00...

Jan 21, 2019 by

Alex Weber, 18, has just published a study that analyzes how these balls enter and degrade in the water.

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EU to ban common single-use pl...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics.”

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Ocean Pollution: Simple, Every...

Mar 13, 2018 by

[Translate]   This is crazy:   Just over 100 years ago, Thomas Huxley, who, by the way was a great biologist, said the oceans are so...

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Plastic fibres found in tap wa...

Sep 6, 2017 by

[Translate] Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of...

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EXTRAORDINARY LEVELS OF TOXIC ...

Feb 13, 2017 by

[Translate]   Pollution Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say...

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The Creepy Way Processed Food ...

Apr 24, 2016 by

[Translate] A new study shows common plastic packaging steeps food in industrial chemicals. By April M. Short / AlterNet As if it...

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Infographic: How Ocean Polluti...

Apr 12, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment Much of the plastic we produce ends up in the ocean, where it kills fish, sea turtles and marine mammals. By...

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COULD A NEW PLASTIC-EATING BAC...

Mar 10, 2016 by

[Translate] Scientists have discovered a species of bacteria capable of breaking down commonly used PET plastic but remain unsure of...

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Why Innovative Tech Solutions ...

Feb 29, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment To truly put a stop to this eco-disaster, we have to stop treating plastics — a material made to last for...

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Battle Lines Are Drawn in One ...

Feb 18, 2016 by

[Translate] The laws governing the tens of thousands of chemicals that saturate the marketplace are being reformed. But will it make...

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HOW MICROBES CAN MAKE PLASTIC ...

Aug 20, 2015 by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Suzanne Jacobs   GRIST We build with it, eat from it, wear it, let our kids play on it, drive around in...

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NETHERLANDS COMPANY INTRODUCES...

Jul 23, 2015 by

[Translate] Climate by Katie ValentineCLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Courtesy VolkerWessels VolkerWessels’ concept for the...

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This Newly Discovered Fungus C...

May 30, 2015 by

[Translate] Apparently, pestalotiopsis microspora has a healthy appetite for plastic. By Amanda Froelich / True Activist  VIA...

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Oceans in Crisis: One Woman Wi...

Apr 11, 2015 by

[Translate]   By Dahr Jamail, Truthout (Photo: Sonya Baumstein) Sonya Baumstein has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, kayaked from...

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How America’s Theme Parks Kill...

Apr 11, 2015 by

[Translate] Sonali Kolhatkar  TRUTHDIG By Sonali Kolhatkar   A display at Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif. (Sonali Kolhatkar) Each year...

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States Are Blocking Local Regu...

Feb 25, 2015 by

[Translate] By SHAILA DEWAN  NYTIMES Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has warned that cities are undermining the business friendly “Texas...

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Memo to Anti-Vaxxer Jenny McCa...

Oct 23, 2014 by

[Translate]   Personal Health   AlterNet / By Lynn Stuart Parramore Scientists are getting closer to discovering the cause of this...

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