#Plastic pollution

  • 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

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

    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

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

    By Erica SanchezSushmita Roy  and  Pia Gralki|June 19, 2019

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