Plastic Piles Up Around the World After China Refuses to Recycle It

January 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm




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

Recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix

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 country says it has had enough.

Study: Seafood Eaters Ingest Up to 11,000 Pieces of Microplastic Per Year

December 1, 2017 at 11:41 pm




European shellfish eaters ingest an average of 6400 tiny pieces of plastic per year, and as many as 11,000 pieces, depending on how much they eat, according a study out of Ghent University in Belgium.

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.