The UN Is Finally, Maybe, Doing Something About Plastic Pollution
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.
These Simple Innovations Could Be Game Changers for the Environment
Climate Change is real, so young innovators are taking matters into their own hands to protect their future.
Over a Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Could Take Over the World by 2040
The worst-case scenario is bleak, but the actual future does not need to be.
Scientists Remind Public That Reusable Containers Are Safe Amid Fears of Pandemic Surge in Single-Use Plastics
All the plastic from food deliveries and online shopping is piling up. But as a group of experts point out, disposable plastics aren’t inherently safer when it comes to possible virus transmission.
This Indian District Let Citizens Exchange 1 Kilo of Plastic Rubbish for 1 Kilo of Rice
Mulugu aims to become the first single-use plastic-free district of Telangana.
Plastic Is Dead. Here's What to Replace It With
Mushrooms, cacti and water balls.
There’s a Wet Wipe Reef in the River Thames and It’s as Gross as It Sounds
Until about six years ago, wet wipes in London’s river ways were unheard of. Now, scientists have found an entire 'reef' near Hammersmith Bridge – and it’s destroying local wildlife.
‘Lightweighting’ – The Trick Supermarkets Use to Get Around Plastic Targets
VICE has found cases of Sainsbury’s switching glass bottles for plastic, while other major supermarkets are thinning plastic packaging, rather than removing it.
Emojis That Don’t Exist but Should
If we all had a bong, we’d all get along.
Six Ways You Can Stop Sabotaging Your Recycling
Some mistakes are so bad you’re better off throwing everything in the garbage.
The Impossibility of Running an Eco-Friendly Music Festival
British festivals produce about 23,500 tonnes of waste every year. Can initiatives like plastic bottle bans ever truly counteract this?
The Four Most Important Things You Can Do For The Environment
Industry isn’t doing its part to combat climate change, but you can make small, positive steps towards helping the planet.