Viewfinder: The Philippines Returns Imported Plastic Waste to Canada
A transport vessel is berthed to load waste materials at the port in Subic Bay, north of Manila, Philippines, on May 30th, 2019.
A New Report Documents the Carbon Footprint of Plastics
Here's what some cities, states, and countries are doing about it.
Researchers Discover Microplastics in the Air of the Pyrenees Mountains
According to a new study, scientists found as much microplastic pollution in the air in this remote area as in densely populated cities like Paris.
Maryland Could Be the First State to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers
The proposed law would prevent food service businesses and schools from providing or selling any foam food containers, plates, cups, trays, or egg cartons.
Viewfinder: Greenpeace Campaigns for a Deposit Return Scheme in the U.K. With a Giant Plastic Bottle
A sculpture made from over 2,500 plastic bottles is seen outside the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs on February 25th, 2019, in London, England.
Researchers Find 'Startling' Amounts of Plastic in the Bodies of Sea Turtle Hatchlings
Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles.
The House Votes to Extend a Program to Oversee Debris Clean-Up in Oceans
The House voted Wednesday to extend the program that oversees removal and prevention of plastics in the nation's waterways.
D.C. Could Become the Next U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., took the first steps toward banning plastic straws in the nation's capital on Tuesday.
Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws to Cut Down on Waste
Another company joins the movement to reduce consumption of plastics that pollute oceans and harm marine life.
The Fight Against Plastic Pollution Takes to the Skies
Alaska Airlines has become the first airline to renounce the use of plastic straws in an effort to raise awareness about the use of single-use plastics that pollute the world's oceans.
Viewfinder: United Nations Issues Global Challenge to Reduce Ocean Pollution for World Environment Day
Groups of volunteers clean up plastic waste on a beach in Lima, Peru, during World Environment Day on June 5th, 2018.