#Plastic pollution

  • Article: 5 Ways to Have a Plastic-Free Fourth of July
    Environment

    5 Ways to Have a Plastic-Free Fourth of July

    By Joe McCarthy|July 2, 2019

    Independence Day doesn’t have to be so unsustainable. Read more

  • Article: Ocean Activists Remove 80,000 Pounds of Plastic Waste From Pacific Ocean
    Environment

    Ocean Activists Remove 80,000 Pounds of Plastic Waste From Pacific Ocean

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|July 1, 2019

    Ghost nets kill 380,000 mammals each year. Read more

  • Article: 7 Heroes Who Cleaned Up Millions of Pounds of Plastic From Beaches and Rivers
    Environment

    7 Heroes Who Cleaned Up Millions of Pounds of Plastic From Beaches and Rivers

    By Joe McCarthy|June 28, 2019

    From India to South Africa, these pioneers are cleaning up the planet. Read more

  • Article: These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics
    Finance & Innovation

    These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 28, 2019

    “We want to use our engineering skills to help to save the planet.” Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam — A Major Win for the Environment
    Environment

    Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam — A Major Win for the Environment

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|June 19, 2019

    Fines for using styrofoam range from about $760 to $7,600. Read more

  • Article: Mountain of Trash: Thousands of Volunteers Clean Up Plastic Litter at NYC Beach
    ImpactEnvironment

    Mountain of Trash: Thousands of Volunteers Clean Up Plastic Litter at NYC Beach

    By Joe McCarthy|June 10, 2019

    “We live here, the beach is our backyard, and the amount of trash we see is astounding.” Read more

  • Article: Kenya Bans Single-Use Plastics From Beaches and Parks
    Environment

    Kenya Bans Single-Use Plastics From Beaches and Parks

    By Gabrielle Deonath|June 6, 2019

    The law goes into effect June 2020 and is one of Kenya’s many efforts to clean up the environment. Read more

  • Article: Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says
    Health

    Nearly Everything You Consume Is Contaminated by Microplastics, Report Says

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 5, 2019

    Avoiding single-use plastics is the best way to avoid contamination. Read more