Company Creates World’s First Plant-Based Compostable Sneakers

June 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm




Americans send 300 million pairs of shoes to the landfill each year. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could throw them in the compost pile instead?

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