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.
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.
The UK alone may use 10 million disposable items each day, though more sustainable alternatives are available.
Too many small yachts and speedboats are simply being abandoned to shed toxins and microplastics into the sea.
We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.
Plastic flows to the world's waterbodies could double over the next two decades.
New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.
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.