Maine Becomes First State to Ban Styrofoam Containers and Cups

May 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm





Carryout and coffee will now come in something more eco-friendly than Styrofoam in Maine

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

Study: We Ingest More Plastic From Our Clothing Than Seafood, Salt or Bottled Water

November 2, 2018 at 4:32 am




Study finds we ingest more than 100 plastic microfibers from our polyester clothing per meal

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

Indian Students Mail 20,000 Plastic Food Wrappers Back to Manufacturers

August 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm





With no good option for disposing of non-recyclable plastic food wrappers, Indian students have decided to send it back and let the manufacturers figure it out.

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

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.