#Plastic waste

  • Article: The UN Wants to Ban Plastic Waste in Oceans
    Environment

    The UN Wants to Ban Plastic Waste in Oceans

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 1, 2017

    The effort is both urgent and extremely challenging. Read more

  • Article: In Haiti, People Can Exchange Plastic for Money and Goods at the ‘Plastic Bank’
    Finance & Innovation

    In Haiti, People Can Exchange Plastic for Money and Goods at the ‘Plastic Bank’

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 29, 2017

    It’s helping to kickstart a revolution of sustainability. Read more

  • Article: Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018
    Environment

    Seattle to Ban All Plastic Straws, Utensils in Restaurants in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 28, 2017

    It’s part of a much larger movement. Read more

  • Article: 75% of All Plastic Ever Made Has Been Thrown Away and Other Startling Facts
    Environment

    75% of All Plastic Ever Made Has Been Thrown Away and Other Startling Facts

    By Joe McCarthy|July 20, 2017

    Humans have produced 1 billion elephants worth of plastic. Read more

  • Article: How This Beach in India Went From Trash-Ridden to Pristine in 2 Years
    Environment

    How This Beach in India Went From Trash-Ridden to Pristine in 2 Years

    By Joe McCarthy|May 23, 2017

    “A man could drown in the plastic." Read more

  • Article: This Grocery Bag Won’t Hurt Animals — It Actually Feeds Them
    Environment

    This Grocery Bag Won’t Hurt Animals — It Actually Feeds Them

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 25, 2017

    These “Eco Bags” might be what takes down plastic. Read more

  • Article: This State Actually Banned the Banning of Plastic Bags
    Environment

    This State Actually Banned the Banning of Plastic Bags

    By Phineas Rueckert|Jan. 3, 2017

    And it’s not the first to do so, either. Read more

  • Article: 5 Artists Turning the Ocean’s Plastic Waste into Stunningly Beautiful Designs
    Environment

    5 Artists Turning the Ocean’s Plastic Waste into Stunningly Beautiful Designs

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 18, 2016

    From huge shark sculptures to grand, colorful installations. Read more