Tag: Plastic Pollution
Here’s What Really Happens When You Let Go of a Balloon
Balloons may seem like the life of the party, but they are the third deadliest form of litter on the planet
Volunteers Collect 270,000 Cigarette Butts in 3 Hours in Brussels
Cigarette butts, not straws, are the #1 source of plastic pollution in the ocean, according to new report
Ocean Plastic Set to Triple in a Decade
Unless humans make major changes, the amount of plastic polluting the world’s oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns.
Plastic Piles Up Around the World After China Refuses to Recycle It
Inundated with more plastic than it can recycle, China says its done being the “world’s garbage dump,” causing backups and chaos at recycling plants across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia For the last 2o years, China recycled about half of the world’s plastics and paper products. While this helped supply its manufacturing boom, the […]
Scotland Becomes First Country to Outlaw Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Swabs
Scotland just cut it’s contribution to ocean plastic pollution in half by banning the sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs.