Tagged With Plastic Pollution

A gut-wrenching photo of a dead turtle stuck in fishing line puts the plastic problem in stark relief. The image won a prestigious award.


A device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It hauled 60 bags to shore to turn into new products.


I only drank water out of pasta straws for a week, and restaurants should be using them as an alternative to plastic



The 25-year-old trying to rid the world's oceans of plastic just created a floating garbage truck that collects trash from rivers


An MIT researcher says we should trash all our recyclable plastic, and he's probably right


New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit



The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch


A 25-year-old's mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch relies on a giant plastic-cleaning device. Here's how it works.


A 25-year-old's mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has yielded a new discovery — and it means the plastic problem is even worse than we thought


Tiny pellets called 'nurdles' are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.


A 52-year-old man is swimming through the Pacific Garbage Patch. He's caught disgusting trash, including a toothbrush and a toilet seat.


Scientists have created magnetic coils thinner than a human hair that could break down plastic in the ocean



An 18-year-old has found a way to use 'magnetic liquid' invented by NASA to remove harmful microplastics from water


More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea creatures.


Scientists found 414 million pieces of trash on these tiny islands in the Indian Ocean — more proof that the plastic problem is out of control


Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up dead



The massive ocean-cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old broke down in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here's what went wrong.


In a world first, a woman just swam around Easter Island, logging more than 39 miles in 19 hours without any help from fins or boats


Staggering photos show one small town covered in 19,000 tons of plastic waste


A toxic-chemicals expert is sounding the alarm about 4 cancer-linked chemicals that could be making us sicker and fatter