plastic

The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Internal Stress

Qiu Yang's beautiful photos capture the surprising results when mechanical stress is applied to plastic products.
Qiu Yang
12.17.18
GLOBAL WARMING

We Asked People How They’d Live if the End Is Coming in 2030

According to the UN, we've got 12 years left until global warming turns into a full-on disaster. So, what would you do?
Annie Lord
10.9.18
Photography

Your Plastic Waste Is Killing Tons of Baby Birds

We talked to the photographer who documents North Pacific albatross and their garbage-clogged insides.
Harriet Renn
5.2.18
environmental art

Kids Are Playing with a "Dead Whale" in the Philippines—Here's Why

Greenpeace makes a big statement about ocean pollution.
Andrew Salomone
6.11.17
Design

You'll Never Have to Water These Houseplants Again

Joyce Lin’s ‘Flat Houseplants’ designs beg the question: plants or props?
Azura Wannmann
5.2.17
conservation lab

How to Rescue Fashion Before It Self-Destructs | Conservation Lab

Style may be eternal, but your synthetic clothing? Not so much.
Noémie Jennifer
4.18.17
environment

Our Oceans Are Garbage

Scientists predict there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
Tyler Hooper
2.27.17
sustainable art

Artists Find Alternatives for Plastic Waste in Nairobi

Dani Ploeger thinks that, without electricity, we would have a 'Powerless Space.'
Catherine Chapman
2.18.17
environmental art

Garbage Sculptured in the Shape of Endangered Species

Quasi-robot animals meet found art in these realistic polymer sculptures.
Diana Shi
2.18.17
Photo

The Surprising Sexiness of Plastic Watering Cans

Photographer Ken Lavey's new series "Cavities" continues to make us appreciate the eroticism of everyday objects.
Ken Lavey
10.23.16
Art

An Illuminated 'Plastic Island' Floats in London's Trafalgar Square

Art activists Luzinterruptus transport a haunting image of the Great Pacific garbage patch to London's famous public forum.
Beckett Mufson
2.11.16
Design

Say "Hello" to the World's First Interactive Barbie

"Ken, who is this 'Siri' you've been messaging?"
Emily Kirkpatrick
9.21.15
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