#Ocean Pollution

  • Article: Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Brandon Wiggins|Jan. 2, 2020

    Mexico City has joined a growing number of cities in banning single-use plastic bags. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Needs to Turn Waste Into Worth to Beat Plastic Pollution

    South Africa Needs to Turn Waste Into Worth to Beat Plastic Pollution

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Coca-Cola Africa|Dec. 20, 2019

    The Minister of Environmental Affairs hosted a Plastics Colloquium with stakeholders. Read more

  • Article: Thailand’s Beloved Baby Dugong Dies After Eating Plastic

    Thailand’s Beloved Baby Dugong Dies After Eating Plastic

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Madeleine Keck|Aug. 20, 2019

    The young dugong was rescued last April and had been regarded as a symbol of ocean conservation. Read more

  • Article: Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    By Sushmita Roy|Aug. 1, 2019

    Shopkeepers will be fined $85 and manufacturers risk $34,000 in fines or six months in prison. Read more

  • Article: This Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award for Removing Microplastics From Water

    This Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award for Removing Microplastics From Water

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 31, 2019

    “I live near the seashore and have become increasingly aware of plastic pollution in the oceans.” Read more

  • Article: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is About to Undergo Round 2 of a Massive Cleanup

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is About to Undergo Round 2 of a Massive Cleanup

    By Sushmita Roy|June 24, 2019

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch holds 80,000 tonnes of plastic and is larger than France. Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Divers Just Set the World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup

    Hundreds of Divers Just Set the World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup

    By Gabrielle Deonath  and  Pia Gralki|June 17, 2019

    More than 600 divers from across the globe collected well over 1,000 pounds of trash in Florida. Read more

  • Article: One of the World's Largest Cruise Companies to Pay $20M Fine for Dumping Waste Into the Ocean

    One of the World's Largest Cruise Companies to Pay $20M Fine for Dumping Waste Into the Ocean

    By Sushmita Roy  and  Pia Gralki|June 5, 2019

    The company agreed to a settlement after pleading guilty to polluting oceans and covering it up. Read more