An investigation by Orb Media finds that microplastic fibers exist in high levels in tap water around the world.
An environmental health expert warns that microplastic, long known to damage marine life, could be entering the air. And the consequences to the human body are unknown.
A new report by the World Economic Forum says 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year-- the equivalent of one garbage truckload of waste every minute. The report projects that by 2050, the weight of plastic in the seas will exceed that of the fish.
The ice patches due to melt will unleash an amount of plastic waste more than double the size of Texas.
Mother Jones reporter Mariah Blake tells Amy Goodman there is new research suggesting that even BPA-free plastics contain chemicals that can act like estrogen in the body and cause disease.
"Microbeads" -- bits of plastic no bigger than grains of salt, which absorb industrial toxins after being flushed down drains -- are floating along the Los Angeles River and into the Pacific Ocean.
A new film showing how Pacific albatrosses are falling prey to plastic trash promises to take you on a journey "through the eye of beauty, across an ocean of grief, and beyond."
Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas is a disastrous waste of finite natural resources that prevents their use for the manufacture of fertilizer, medicines, clothing and other vital goods.
A New England town has become the first in the nation to prohibit plastic water bottles. "Like its also-banned-in-some-places cousin, the single-use plastic shopping bag, the throwaway water bottle has a mighty adverse impact on the environment," writes Matt Hickman at Mother Nature Network.
The Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ban plastic bags. If approved, the measure, pending environmental review and a subsequent vote, would make L.A. the biggest American city to do away with this major source of pollution.