Scotland Becomes First Country to Outlaw Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Swabs

January 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm




Plastic stems from cotton swabs collected on a beach in Scotland. Credit: BBC

Scotland just cut it’s contribution to ocean plastic pollution in half by banning the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs.

Warming Oceans Are Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Rates, Threatening Mass Extinction of Marine Life, Scientists Warn

January 7, 2018 at 6:59 pm




Zero-oxygen “dead zones,” where marine life cannot survive, have quadrupled in size since 1950, new study finds

A fisherman Chile wading in dead sardines, a result of algae blooms that suck oxygen out of the water. Credit: Felix Marquez, Associated Press

Global warming and agricultural pollution have drastically reduced oxygen levels in the ocean over the last 70 years.

Coastal dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, while the number of very low oxygen sites have multiplied tenfold, a new study published in the journal Science finds.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Save the Oceans with Plastic-Free Menstrual Products

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Reusable cloth pads and natural rubber menstrual cups can help




Fortunately humanity is starting to wake up to the dangers of plastic pollution. Many of us are moving away from plastic water bottles, plastic bags, plastic utensils, and even plastic diapers.

But what most women haven’t realized is how much plastic is in our period products.