#plastic pollution

  • Article: Nepal Bans Single-Use Plastics in Mount Everest Region

    Nepal Bans Single-Use Plastics in Mount Everest Region

    By Erica SanchezGaëlle Langué  and  Gabrielle Deonath|Aug. 22, 2019

    The ban is intended to address the growing trash problem on and around Mount Everest. Read more

  • Article: Canada Just Invested $29M in Developing Paper That Could Replace Single-Use Plastics

    Canada Just Invested $29M in Developing Paper That Could Replace Single-Use Plastics

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 25, 2019

    The country aims to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Read more

  • Article: 7-Eleven Japan Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags

    7-Eleven Japan Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Gabrielle Deonath|June 26, 2019

    To combat Japan's high levels of plastic waste, the company will switch to biodegradable wrappers. Read more

  • Article: This Grocery Store Made Embarrassing Plastic Bags to Remind Customers to Bring Their Own

    This Grocery Store Made Embarrassing Plastic Bags to Remind Customers to Bring Their Own

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Erica Sanchez|June 10, 2019

    The bags say things like, “Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium.” Read more

  • Article: Malaysia Wants to Return Plastic Waste to the Foreign Countries It Came From

    Malaysia Wants to Return Plastic Waste to the Foreign Countries It Came From

    By Gabrielle Deonath|May 28, 2019

    Foreign countries have sent thousands of tons of waste to Malaysia. Read more

  • Article: England Bans Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds, and Drink Stirrers

    England Bans Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds, and Drink Stirrers

    By Gabrielle Deonath|May 22, 2019

    The ban comes after years of campaigning. Read more

  • Article: US 'Waters Down' First Global Commitment to Curb Single-Use Plastics

    US 'Waters Down' First Global Commitment to Curb Single-Use Plastics

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 18, 2019

    Nearly 200 environment ministers made commitments to help protect the environment. Read more

  • Article: Why Everyone Needs to See the Ocean Documentary 'Blue'

    Why Everyone Needs to See the Ocean Documentary 'Blue'

    By Marnie Cunningham|Oct. 11, 2017

    A new movement hoping to save the world’s oceans Read more