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.
About 10 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year—the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic every minute. A new UN treaty is trying to fight that.
Marine life such as flotsam crabs thriving on "rafts" of plastic waste could spread invasive species, scientists warn in a new report.
This isn’t the first time a marine creature in Thailand has borne the brunt of plastic pollution.
“Some people think zero waste means no trash. Actually, for me, the meaning of zero waste is no excess,” one environmentalist said.