May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it
May 2nd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs. However, there is a lot to celebrate when you look more closely at ocean-related developments
March 12th, 2019 | by The Beam
The tragic and harmfully toxic repercussions for Malawians using plastic to light fires
December 10th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Last month, we talked about the online platform Kialo and how it is being used to host and facilitate crowdsourced debates on topics as diverse as plastic pollution, whether EVs are better than gasmobiles, the ethics of animal cloning, and whether or not the Muppets Christmas movie is the best Christmas movie ever. You're welcome and I'm sorry for that last one
November 28th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The latest US midterm is over — or nearly over — and Democratic candidates had a record wave of support from voters, but there's still plenty of misunderstanding to clear up. We've gone through decades of misinformation campaigns, gaslighting, and political dystrophy. One blue wave doesn't mean we've got everything in order.
One topic I was recently inspired to address is a simple one, but one that seems to skate under the radar of public consciousness
March 26th, 2018 | by Ricky Dunbar
Lightweight plastic “the most ubiquitous consumer item in the world” and a bane on our world and future. Some locations have had success moving away from them, but what is the best replacement
December 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre
a man by the name of Sam Ngumba Ngaruiya has in recent times been working with locals in and around the town of Malindi to gather up and recycle ubiquitous plastic pollution into construction materials
December 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre
A number of countries in Europe (and elsewhere) currently employ plastic bottle deposit return programs -- programs which essentially pay consumers to return their used plastic bottles to grocery stores where they are collected in exchange for cash back or store credit
October 31st, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
YASED was a top ten finalist at the Climate Launchpad event, and we got to sit down with the team and discuss the future of plastics recycling.
September 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
New studies find plastic particles in most of world's drinking water and in most sea salt. The problem is invisible to the eye but vital to human health.
July 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre
A new company known as "The Ocean Cleanup" has reportedly raised more than $30 million over the last few years, which will be used to create a fleet of floating trash collectors to operate in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, according to CEO Boyan Slat
July 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre
More than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced by humans since large-scale production began back in the 1950s, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances
June 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Ocean plastic is one of the most challenging of environmental problems because it happens far out to sea, out of sight of human beings. But it threatens every creature living in the ocean and by extension any human who depends on the ocean for food.
May 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre
One of the most remote islands in the world, Henderson Island in the South Pacific, is now littered with an estimated 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, according to a new study from British researchers