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The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

On a Tuesday morning in late June, a ship pulled into Pier 29 in Honolulu from the largest-ever ocean plastic clean-up. The Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI), a Sausalito, California-based ocean conservation nonprofit, collected 103 tons...
These Fake IKEA Toys Are Designed to Get You Off Plastic

These Fake IKEA Toys Are Tackling Plastic Pollution

Five students from the MADS school of advertising in Moscow have created fake IKEA toys to raise awareness for plastic pollution. The toys are part of a fictitious campaign, dubbed Plastic Surgery. It aims to...
Scientists Just Made Microplastic From Beyond Meat’s Hero Ingredient

Scientists Just Made Microplastic From Beyond Meat’s Hero Ingredient

The University of Cambridge found a way to potentially solve the microplastic problem using Beyond Meat’s hero ingredient: plant-based pea protein. California-based vegan meat brand Beyond Meat uses pea protein in its meat-like plant-based burgers...
New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

Plastic expiry date labels have appeared on more than a thousand products in supermarkets across London. The labels—spotted on meal deal items like smoothie bottles and salad containers—give an expiry date of 2499, and encourage...
11 Most Impressive Plastic Bans Around the World

11 Most Impressive Plastic Bans Around the World

Plastic litters rivers, road sidings, and oceans. Initially, the material was lauded for its longevity—but its longevity is the problem. Products like the common plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. This...
Pornhub Joins the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Even Pornhub Is Joining the Fight Against Plastic Waste

Let's get this out of the way: most people have sex. We go quiet when it comes to anything having to do with getting it on -- solo or otherwise. And having honest discussions...
These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

Caterpillars could help us combat plastic pollution. Researchers at Cambridge University recently discovered that moth larvae have the ability to chew through plastic. The caterpillar, which eats wax in beehives, is able to degrade the chemical...
If We Want to Save The Whales, We Must Stop Eating Fish

If We Want to Save the Whales, We Must Stop Eating Fish

If we want to save whales, dolphins, and precious underwater ecosystems, we must stop eating fish. Millions of fish are consumed around the world every day. One of the UK's national dishes is fish and...
Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists have created a new form of plastic, which can be recycled indefinitely. Currently, many plastics cannot be recycled effectively. Consequently, they end up in landfills and in the ocean, posing a serious threat to...
This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

Sweet Release, a vegan cafe based in Wellington, New Zealand, offers discounts on zero waste tofu for all customers who bring their own containers. The vegan cafe, which offers tofu in bulk, announced the discount...
New ‘Doctor Who’ Season Wages War on Plastic Waste

New ‘Doctor Who’ Season Wages War on Plastic Waste

The next series of popular BBC sci-fi show "Doctor Who" is set to feature environmental themes. Alongside classic alien villains, the Doctor will battle one of the ocean's biggest threats: plastic pollution. The show often...
Miley Cyrus: 'Clean up the F-ing Oceans, There's No Planet B'

Miley Cyrus: ‘Clean Up the F-ing Oceans, There’s No Planet B’

Miley Cyrus delivered a passionate speech to her fans about the state of the environment. At the close of the Tinderbox Festival in Odense, Denmark last month, the "She Is Coming" artist spoke up about...
New Series Exposes America’s Addiction to Plastic

New Series Exposes America’s Addiction to Plastic

The new Guardian series "United States of Plastic" will run for the rest of 2019, examining the extent of the plastic pollution crisis across the U.S. In partnership with the Ford Foundation, the newspaper will...
There Won’t Be Any Single Use Plastic In Canada By 2021

There Won’t Be Any Single Use Plastic in Canada By 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban "harmful" single-use plastics by 2021 to address the "global challenge" of plastic pollution, the BBC reports. The Canadian government has not revealed which plastic items will...
The End Is Near for Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles

The End Is Near for Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles

Single-use hotel shampoo bottles could soon face a ban similar to those placed on plastic straws in a bid to reduce waste and plastic pollution. California is considering a ban on the small plastic bottles...
This 70-Year-Old Grandmother Cleaned Up 52 Beaches Last Year

This 70-Year-Old Grandmother Cleaned Up 52 Beaches Last Year

Seventy-year-old grandmother Pat Smith, who lives in Cornwall, is more than just a regular retiree. Smith is "Action Nan," a plastic pollution-fighter who cleaned up 52 UK beaches last year. Inspired by a documentary on...
Solero’s Vegan Ice Lollies Are Now Plastic-Free

Solero’s Vegan Ice Lollies Are Now Plastic-Free

Solero's vegan Organic Peach ice lollies are going plastic-free. The Unilever-owned ice cream brand is testing out wrapper-less lollies in a new trial with online supermarket Ocado. The peach lollies -- made with organic fruits and...
Divers Set World Record Removing 3,200lbs of Ocean Trash

Divers Set World Record Removing 1,200lbs of Ocean Trash

(Updated August 2, 2019). More than 600 divers have broken a world record by participating in an ocean floor clean up at Deerfield Beach. Six hundred and thirty-three divers came together last week to collect...
'Embarrassing’ Plastic Bags Will Make You Never Forget to Bring Your Own

‘Embarrassing’ Plastic Bags Will Make You Never Forget to Bring Your Own

"Embarrassing" plastic bags have been designed to help you remember to bring your reusable tote. It's not a secret that the world is currently in the midst of a plastic-related crisis. Single-use plastic is in...
Prince Harry Urges Hotels to Ban Single Use Plastics

Prince Harry Urges Hotels to Ban Single Use Plastics

Prince Harry is doing his best to follow a plastic-free, environmentally friendly lifestyle. According to Insider, the Duke of Sussex frequently flies on commercial airlines solo (as opposed to flying a whole entourage via private...
9 Easy Ways You Can Protect the Oceans

9 Easy Ways You Can Protect the Oceans

For centuries, humankind has marveled at the ocean. It covers more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and produces more than half of the world's oxygen. It's home to between 700,000 and one...