Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to.
Think about the last time you got food from a take-out restaurant. Packaging helped protect your food, but there were probably a few items that were unnecessary or could have been produced differently to save resources. Are ideas like recycling or properly discarding our trash enough to help keep
What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.
From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll
Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health
How long will human impacts last? - David Biello
Imagine aliens land on Earth a million years from now. What will these curious searchers find of us? They will find what geologists, scientists, and other experts are increasingly calling the Anthropocene, or new age of mankind. David Biello explains how the impacts that humans have made have become
Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics
Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.
Bali fights back as tons of floating plastic threaten to spoil once-pristine paradise — NBC News
“If we in Bali can set an example so all of Indonesia and other countries stopped using plastic bags too, that would be very good,” he says.
It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology.
Boetzkes' 'Plastic Capitalism' Examines Art and the Drive to Waste
Published by MIT Press, the book links the increasing visualization of waste in contemporary art to the rise of the global oil economy.
Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down
Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide