For years, China had taken on more than its share of the burden to manage the world’s waste, primarily sent from the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Japan.
It's okay if you hate glitter; it's probably bad for the environment.
You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]
Plastic waste from the eastern United States, the UK, and Europe is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.
Scientists may have found a solution for polyethylene pollution.
Seabirds are consuming plastic waste that they fish out of the water.
Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.
There's so much plastic pollution in the environment, that plastic infused stones, or plastiglomerates, are forming all over the world.
Shrilk—a mixture of silk and shrimp shells—is a game-changer for biodegradable plastics.
Everyone knows seatbelts save lives. But do you know how they work?