#Plastic pollution

  • Article: I've Fought Plastic Pollution Since the 6th Grade. We Can Stop This Problem.

    I've Fought Plastic Pollution Since the 6th Grade. We Can Stop This Problem.

    Sept. 12, 2019

    From changing recycling laws to transforming corporate sustainability. Read more

  • Article: 23 Million Pounds of Plastic Removed From Beaches in Unprecedented Cleanup

    23 Million Pounds of Plastic Removed From Beaches in Unprecedented Cleanup

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 4, 2019

    “We are seeing this organic groundswell of global concern, awareness, and outrage.” Read more

  • Article: Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic

    Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 15, 2019

    Researchers think that breathing in microplastics could penetrate deep into the lungs. 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: It’s Now Illegal to Distribute Plastic Bags in Panama

    It’s Now Illegal to Distribute Plastic Bags in Panama

    By Erica SanchezGaëlle Langué  and  Joe McCarthy|July 22, 2019

    Fines will be used to improve the country’s recycling system. Read more

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

    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

    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

    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