Tagged With Plastic Pollution

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


The Frenchman racing to become the first person to swim across the Pacific is calling it quits, but he says he'll be back next year


California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants — unless customers ask


The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is almost the size of Queensland — here's what it looks like


What the creators of the giant plastic-cleaning system headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch say to critics who doubt them


The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is finally being put to the test. Here's what it's up against.



Why plastic straws suck


A 24-year-old is going ahead with a controversial plan to trap plastic floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Some experts are worried.


This reusable straw collapses to fit on your keyring and 'will last a lifetime'


A 51-year-old just began a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco