A transport vessel is berthed to load waste materials at the port in Subic Bay, north of Manila, Philippines, on May 30th, 2019.
Here's what some cities, states, and countries are doing about it.
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.
The proposed law would prevent food service businesses and schools from providing or selling any foam food containers, plates, cups, trays, or egg cartons.
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.
Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles.
The House voted Wednesday to extend the program that oversees removal and prevention of plastics in the nation's waterways.
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., took the first steps toward banning plastic straws in the nation's capital on Tuesday.
Another company joins the movement to reduce consumption of plastics that pollute oceans and harm marine life.
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.
Groups of volunteers clean up plastic waste on a beach in Lima, Peru, during World Environment Day on June 5th, 2018.