Study: Every Animal Pulled from the Deepest Trenches of the Ocean Had Plastic in its Gut

March 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm




Plastic is accumulating at the bottom of the sea and in the bellies of bottom feeders, and making its way all the way back up the food chain

Endangered Whale Found Dead with 13 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

January 30, 2019 at 4:50 am




Two flip-flops, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and 115 plastic cups were found in a dead sperm whale washed ashore in Indonesia. 

Just Another Hunk of Junk in the Ocean? The Great Garbage Collector Doesn’t Work

December 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm




The only major project promising to clean up ocean plastic isn’t working like it’s supposed to

There’s Plastic in Our Poop, Study Finds

October 31, 2018 at 2:51 am




After finding microplastics in our seafood, salt and drinking water, scientists have now confirmed there is plastic in our poop too

Europe Votes to Ban Most Single-Use Plastics By 2021

October 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm




European Union votes to ban plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates and carry-out containers across the continent

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.