#Plastic waste

  • Article: The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds
    Environment

    The Wind Is Filled With Microplastics, Study Finds

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 17, 2019

    The average human consumes an estimated 70,000 microplastics. Read more

  • Article: The 'Attenborough Effect' Is Causing Plastic Pollution to Plummet
    Environment

    The 'Attenborough Effect' Is Causing Plastic Pollution to Plummet

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|April 17, 2019

    Celebrities have a unique role to play in reducing plastic waste. Read more

  • Article: Maryland Is About to Become the First US State to Ban Foam Food Containers
    Environment

    Maryland Is About to Become the First US State to Ban Foam Food Containers

    By Joe McCarthy|April 8, 2019

    This foam-like plastic is a major source of plastic pollution. Read more

  • Article: European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics With Historic Law
    Environment

    European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics With Historic Law

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 27, 2019

    “This is essential for the planet.” Read more

  • Article: Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic in Stomach Shows Urgency of Zero Waste Movement
    Environment

    Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic in Stomach Shows Urgency of Zero Waste Movement

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 18, 2019

    Only China and Indonesia dump more plastic into the oceans than the Philippines. Read more

  • Article: This Artist Turned Thousands of Plastic Straws Into Stunning Ocean Waves
    Environment

    This Artist Turned Thousands of Plastic Straws Into Stunning Ocean Waves

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 18, 2019

    The installation highlights the problem of plastic pollution. Read more

  • Article: The #Trashtag Challenge Is Getting People to Clean Up Their Local Environments
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    The #Trashtag Challenge Is Getting People to Clean Up Their Local Environments

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 11, 2019

    “Here is a new challenge for all you bored teens.” Read more

  • Article: Trader Joe's Makes Massive Commitment to Phase Out Plastic
    Environment

    Trader Joe's Makes Massive Commitment to Phase Out Plastic

    By Joe McCarthy|March 7, 2019

    The company said it will eliminate 1 million pounds of plastic from its stores in 2019. Read more