Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
This automated approach can be used in any other city around the world, helping to reduce how much waste enters local waterways and reaches the ocean.
Plastic waste is a global problem. Now a chemist has developed a new strategy for breaking down the most common plastic so it can be not just recycled, but upcycled into desirable goods.
Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.
This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
What are the visions that reflect the diverse values that nature holds for people?
As much as 53 million tonnes of plastic waste could spill into the world's rivers, lakes and oceans by 2030 — even if countries meet their commitments.
We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
Since 1989, the balloon industry has relied on a problematic study that claimed balloons degraded “at about the same rate as oak tree leaves” after six weeks. We put it to the test.
An enormous amount of fishing gear is cut loose in the ocean each year. The losses cut into fishers' profits and kill marine wildlife. A new project aims to get ghost gear out of the ocean.
Plastics are strong, durable, waterproof, lightweight, easy to mould, and recyclable – all key properties for construction materials.
Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more 'hygienic' than reusables. But critics say there's no scientific evidence this is so.
Just because we’re in a period of change, doesn’t mean we have to lose momentum.
The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
A media study of public criticism of plastic reveals that stigmatisation may result in limited bans, it leaves the vast majority of plastic production and pollution unexplored.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
By 2030, no matter where Victorians live or visit, they'll have a consistent kerbside bin system.
The study also finds the weight of plastic waste from all rivers in Jakarta totals 2.1 million kilograms equivalent to 1,000 Tesla Model S cars.
Stikeez, the latest collection of plastic collectables from Coles, flies in the face of the company's plan to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket.