In South Africa, the work of ensuring plastic bottles are recycled lies with consumers and volunteers instead of the large industry polluters.
Each home testing kit contains around 10 grams of plastic.
In spite of monsoon season and cyclone Nivar, the most recent floods are largely man-made disasters.
In this episode, two Indigenous scientists running collaborative labs to address our climate crisis offer some ideas for environmental justice, including a redefinition of pollution.
Colonialism is manifested by the way pollution impacts the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Two Indigenous environmental scientists discuss how they’ve overcome obstacles in their research.
Researchers are uncovering how microplastic particles are carried in wind, rain and snow to remote regions of our planet.
African government and international funding partners should focus on building laboratories in different parts of Africa to support plastic pollution research.
Nanoplastics and arsenic can affect some of the most basic functions of oysters.
The film is similar to other plastics, but it can be composted at home.
As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
The ocean moderates climate change by absorbing CO₂ emissions, hosts valuable biodiversity and provides food to millions, but all of these services are threatened by pollution and human activities.
Plastic has become a major part of the carbon cycle, a discovery that has implications for how we tackle climate change.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We’re trying to spot the patterns.
Increasing plastic pollution in southern hemisphere oceans adds a deadly threat to albatrosses, already among the world’s most imperiled seabirds with 73% of species threatened with extinction.
Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.
We need to focus on causes like overconsumption, not the material itself.
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
By combining plastic waste with durian wood sawdust, we may have found a way to slow the rise of plastic pollution in Indonesia.
What groups like the G20 can do to help fix the problem.