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.

Disposable Plastic will Soon Disappear from Disney’s Magical Kingdom

July 28, 2018 at 1:33 pm




Disney bans plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more

Marriott Bans Straws, Eliminating A Billion Straws Per Year

July 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm




The largest hotel chain in world pledges to remove plastic straws from all of its 6500 hotels

British Cafe Serves To-Go Coffee in Ceramic Mugs

July 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm





Cafe serves to-go coffee in donated ceramic mugs to keep plastic-lined to-go cups out of landfill

Microplastics in Mussels: The Ocean is Feeding Our Garbage Back to Us

July 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm





A new study finds you’re eating 70 tiny pieces of plastic for every 3 ounces of mussels you eat

Seattle Bans Plastic Straws and Utensils

July 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm




Drinks in Seattle restaurants now come strawless, unless you request one, in which case, it will be compostable