The Ocean Cleanup Has Begun, Aims to Cut Great Pacific Patch 90% by 2040

September 11, 2018 at 12:29 am




The nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup just launched a giant floating plastic trap, which they hope will cut the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in half in 5 years

Caribbean Island Becomes First Country to Ban Single-Use Plastics

August 15, 2018 at 2:04 pm




A tourist destination known as “Nature Island” passes the most comprehensive single-use plastic ban to date

Make Your Own Non-Plastic Glitter with Salt, Food Coloring and Aloe

August 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm




This all-natural, food-based DIY glitter doesn’t pollute the ocean or harm sea life

Credit: Ilana Strauss, TreeHugger.com

Tropical Paradise Turned Into a Dump, As Waves of Plastic Continue to Roll In

August 5, 2018 at 2:21 am




Plastic emergency in the Dominican Republic highlights urgency of phasing out single-use plastic

UK Cuts Plastic Bag Consumption 90 Percent, Number of Bags in Ocean by Half

August 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm




England’s 5-cent tax has cut plastic bag consumption by 90 percent and the number of plastic bags in surrounding seas by half.

Marriott Bans Straws, Eliminating A Billion Straws Per Year

July 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm




The largest hotel chain in world pledges to remove plastic straws from all of its 6500 hotels

Microplastics in Mussels: The Ocean is Feeding Our Garbage Back to Us

July 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm





A new study finds you’re eating 70 tiny pieces of plastic for every 3 ounces of mussels you eat

Seattle Bans Plastic Straws and Utensils

July 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm




Drinks in Seattle restaurants now come strawless, unless you request one, in which case, it will be compostable

Genius 6th Grader Invents Device for Detecting and Collecting Ocean Microplastic

June 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm





12-year-old invents an underwater vehicle that detects and collects microplastics from the ocean without harming marine life

American Express Cards Will Soon Be Made of Recycled Ocean Plastic

June 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm




To help raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution, American Express is coming out with a card made almost entirely of plastic waste recovered from the ocean