The Atlantic Ocean, its surface, sea ice and even its floor, is becoming a "depository" for human garbage.
A new study from the Rochester University revealed that almost 22 million pounds, or 10,000 metric tons, of plastic waste from the United States and Canada enter the Great Lakes every year.
For worried parents, self-destructing toys will not breakdown within your child's lifetime. A new line of toys made from vanishing plastic were reported to breakdown once thrown away. With triggers such as excessive heat, sunlight, or even sewage bacteria, the toy will naturally break down when thrown away. The plastic toy will simply vanish -- no explosions and no injuries.
A new art installation project aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution and how it is affecting people and the environment.
A recent study shows that young fish are preferring to eat microplastics, which results in stunted growth and increase death rates.