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Plastic is produced in huge quantities every year around the world, yet many scientists have started to see the dangers that it can present when it comes to the environment. The issue is that products made of plastic are often used just once, and then they are thrown away.
You’ve been drinking at least four 16.9 oz. bottles of water a day.You got a good deal at the store on a pack of 24 for less than five bucks, and you toss each...
New research suggests the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, is up to 16 times larger than previously thought. The patch is suggested to be 790,000 tons – or three times the size of France – and growing.
Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
A study that found the presence of microplastics in bottles of water has caused the World Health Organization to carry out an urgent assessment of the potential risks of plastic to human health.
A unique five-year journey to teach children in far-flung destinations of the danger of plastic pollution has reached a milestone.