#Plastic Pollution

  • Article: London’s River Thames Is Among the Most Plastic Polluted Rivers in the World

    London’s River Thames Is Among the Most Plastic Polluted Rivers in the World

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 21, 2020

    It’s up there with some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics for any river in the world. Read more

  • Article: Scientists Discover High Concentration of Microplastic on Ocean Floor

    Scientists Discover High Concentration of Microplastic on Ocean Floor

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Catherine Caruso|May 4, 2020

    Researchers found 1.9 million pieces of microplastic on the Mediterranean seafloor. Read more

  • Article: These Scuba Divers Are Making Face Masks Out of Plastic Waste During COVID-19 Pandemic

    These Scuba Divers Are Making Face Masks Out of Plastic Waste During COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Brandon Wiggins|April 27, 2020

    More than 1,200 pounds of plastic in the ocean have reportedly been removed. Read more

  • Article: Single-Use Plastics Will Be a Thing Of the Past if This South African Conservationist Has Her Way

    Single-Use Plastics Will Be a Thing Of the Past if This South African Conservationist Has Her Way

    April 9, 2020

    Aaniyah Omardien is working with communities to clean beaches and campaign for healthier oceans. Read more

  • Article: Wales Set to Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2021

    Wales Set to Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2021

    By Catherine Caruso|March 18, 2020

    The ban will target straws, cutlery, and food and drink containers. Read more

  • Article: Arrest of 3 Kenyan Vendors Caught With Plastic Bags Is Sparking Outrage Over Inequality

    Arrest of 3 Kenyan Vendors Caught With Plastic Bags Is Sparking Outrage Over Inequality

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 24, 2020

    Kenya banned plastic bags in 2017, but enforcing the severe punishments could devastate families. Read more

  • Article: Plastic Chemicals Can Build Up in Seabirds' Bodies, Study Finds

    Plastic Chemicals Can Build Up in Seabirds' Bodies, Study Finds

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Catherine Caruso|Jan. 31, 2020

    Plastic pollution poses a serious threat to the global seabird population. 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