Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: sustainability pollution consumers earth-and-environment clothing plastics
Two-thirds of the plastic waste in the US in 2017 came from things other than plastic packaging, a new study shows.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: pollution earth-and-environment plastics
"We were particularly surprised to find three different brands of milk powder formula, which comprised 14% of the microdebris contaminants."
July 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: bacteria pollution food oceans earth-and-environment health-and-medicine plastics oysters
A broad look at research on endocrine disruptors and human health consequences suggests regulations need to catch up to the evidence.
July 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: pollution hormones earth-and-environment health-and-medicine laws plastics flame-retardants bisphenol-a-bpa
A method to make plastic conductive and more transparent could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
July 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: light materials-science science-and-technology plastics
An expert breaks down why the COVID-19 pandemic has increased plastic use, and why plastic pollution could become a larger problem in the future.
May 13, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: sustainability covid-19 pollution earth-and-environment plastics
It's possible to design plastic that can break down in the ocean but is it practical? Researchers used machine learning to find out.
March 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: machine-learning recycling oceans algorithms earth-and-environment plastics
More places are restricting or banning plastic bags at the store. A professor of economics and public policy says taxes better push people to reusable.
Jan. 31, 2020 • ~2 min
Tags: pollution taxes consumers society-and-culture earth-and-environment laws plastics
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