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bottled water

Microplastics Found in Bottled Water Prompts WHO Health Inquiry

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.
plastic drinking straws

Plastic Straws Being Banned Around the World

The backlash against the plastic straw is on, with cities across the world banning the scourge and manufacturers scrambling for options.
plastic waste

The Future of Plastics: Reusing the Bad and Encouraging the Good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment.However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus...
Plastic cutlery

Plastic Utensil Pollution on the Rise

While takeout food habits are becoming becoming increasingly common, so is the plastic utensil litter that goes along with it.According to Mother Jones, a recent survey in the San Francisco Bay Area discovered that...
The Life Cycle of a Plastic bag

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag [Infographic]

Although you may only use a plastic bag for about 20 minutes, its lifespan is much longer than that.In fact, it could sit in a landfill for 1,000 years – that is, if, by then,...

How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food.This video from National Geographic explores...

How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world worried, as wildlife can be...
What You Need to Know About Plastic

Everything You Need to Know About Plastic [Infographic]

Here it is: Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today.In fact, it will be just under a millennium before the first plastics ever produced will biodegrade completely.Each year, we just make more...
Styrofoam Lunch Container

Wish Your Takeout Container Was Eco-Friendly? Here’s the Answer!

It’s not news that we live in a material, disposable world. Synthetic material is a part of our day-to-day lives, from Styrofoam coffee cups, cheap building materials and plastic grocery bags. And while we’ve...
plastic pollution in water

A Fungus Discovered in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Can Eat Plastic Pollution

It’s not news that plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues that we are facing in the modern world.We've all read dozens upon dozens of articles about the giant floating island of...