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.
Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
To inner west Sydneysiders, the Cooks River is known to be particularly polluted. But after a storm, microplastic particles increased more than 40 fold.
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.
Many sustainability-conscious people now find their cupboards stocked with plastic bottles of hand sanitiser, disposable wipes and takeaway food containers.
Even recycled plastics still end up in landfill with our current system.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
New research from Australia’s national science agency shows a huge amount of ocean plastic ends up on land, where it gets trapped.