Vice Guide to Right Now
We Finally Know Why Garfield Phones Washed Up on French Beaches for 30 Years
Since the 1980s hundreds of phones featuring the likeness of our favorite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.
A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines
Plastic pollution claims another one.
Florida Legislator Proposes Ban On Plastic Straw... Bans
The bill would prevent any local government from banning the straws until at least 2024.
Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel
The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
Don’t Boycott Razors Because of an Ad, Boycott Them For the Planet
Some people are mad that Gillette released an ad calling out toxic masculinity, but the bigger issue is the waste produced by disposable razors.
The Burnout and Escapism Issue
Qiu Yang's beautiful photos capture the surprising results when mechanical stress is applied to plastic products.
Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut
The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours
A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
Dead Sperm Whale Had 115 Plastic Cups, 1,000 Plastic Shards in its Stomach
The whale carcass washed up near Wakatobi National Park in Indonesia on Monday.
Coffee Shop Brags About Going Green, Gets Fined by the Department of Sanitation
Kerry Diamond was fined $300 for a sign saying that the cafe's Green Canteen program had kept 2,057 coffee cups out of city landfills.
There Is Plastic 'Everywhere,' Says Guy Swimming Across Pacific Ocean
Ben Lecomte began his swim on the coast of Japan and has already swum more than 1,200 nautical miles.
Beauty Industry-Funded Study Suggests Microplastics ‘Are Not Causing Harm to the Environment'
A meta-analysis of 320 research papers on microplastics concludes that "the available data...suggest that these materials are not causing harm to the environment.”