The discovery of microbes in the Arctic and the alps that consume plastic at low temperatures could be a recycling breakthrough.
Coastal animals such as mollusks and crustaceans are making a home on the high seas using heaps of trash from humans, a new study has found.
The vast majority of plastics end up as waste that takes hundreds of years to degrade, but a new study introduces a method that could change that.
DARPA-funded research seeks to tackle the climate crisis and global hunger by producing a protein powder from plastic and bacteria.
The production of nanodiamonds from PET plastic paves the way toward a new form of recycling, and even has implications for exoplanets that rain diamonds.
Beetle larvae survived on a polystyrene-only diet due to the enzymes in their guts, which may eventually be harnessed in plastic-upcycling bioreactors.
The silica-resin coating is easily applied to paper and makes it waterproof, without creating plastic pollution, and it's anti-bacterial to boot.
Scientists modified an enzyme that can break down plastic in one week to create fresh material for new products.
California’s Attorney General is coming after Big Oil for causing the plastic pollution crisis and “deceiving” the public about recycling.
Chip away at your existential dread with beeswax wraps, multi-purpose jars, non-plastic bags, and a highly aesthetic Tupperware-esque brand.
Plastic has seeped into the air, ocean, ice, snow, seafloor, and shorelines of the Arctic.
A legally-binding United Nations treaty aims to address the global plastic crisis by 2024.