Shopping bags and other plastics do more than just pollute lands and damage marine life, a new study revealed. When exposed to sun, common plastics release greenhouse gases that add to global warming effect.
Another idyllic paradise ruined by pollution.
The wax worm could be the key in cleaning up the world's polyethylene waste.
The Atlantic Ocean, its surface, sea ice and even its floor, is becoming a "depository" for human garbage.
Tracking the amount of plastic that enters the Great Lakes has led researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to conclude that almost 10,000 metric tons of plastic from the United States and Canada pollute these bodies of water.
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.
In 2011, ecologist Mark Browne discovered that microplastics from the fibers of our clothes are flown unknowingly to oceans, killing and polluting ecosystems. Now, Patagonia, one of the biggest synthetic clothes producers, admits that there's indeed a problem.
The Pacific Ocean is in bad shape as an aerial survey discovered that the floating pile of debris and micro-plastics is far vaster than initially believed.
A new study revealed that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans, negatively affecting deep sea animals.
A new art installation project aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution and how it is affecting people and the environment.
Ever imagine eating your food wrapper? Now, it's possible, as a team of scientists discovered a revolutionary biodegradable film made of milk protein, which can replace plastic wraps.
"The Colonel" was spotted choking, seemingly wanting to dislodge something from his throat.
A massive "trash tsunami" overwhelming Hong Kong's beaches has the residents are asking: where is all the garbage coming from? Mounds of waste clog HK's shores, with 85 tons of trash piling up in the first nine days of July alone.
"The planet is gonna be wrecked. People are just being rude to it," the infuriated young boy said in between sobs.
The good news is that scientists have discovered a kind of bacteria that breaks down PET. According to the report published in journal Sciences, scientists described this bacteria as able to break down the molecular bonds of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as polyester.