plastics

environment

You're Likely Inhaling 11 Tiny Bits of Plastic Per Hour

A new study suggests that our lungs are under siege in our own homes.
Erica Cirino
6.17.19
Science

Good Job, Humans: Bees Are Making Nests Entirely Out of Plastic

Researchers found solitary bees in Argentina that made nests out of plastic bag-type materials.
Samantha Cole
5.31.19
Fast Food

Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Begging McDonald's UK to Use Plastic Straws Again

One not-at-all hyperbolic Twitter user wrote, “McDonald’s paper straws have literally ruined my life.”
Jelisa Castrodale
4.25.19
Motherboard

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.18
What I'm Freaking Out About

The Invisible Plastics That Are in Almost Everything We Consume

They're called microplastics.
John Meeker
8.16.18
microplastics

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.
Lauren Rothman
7.19.18
plastics

Good job, humans, you killed this whale

Sperm whale that washed up dead in Spain had 64 pounds of plastic garbage in its body.
Rex Santus
4.12.18
Impact Water

You've Probably Eaten Tons of Cosmetic Product Plastic Without Knowing It

Eco-conscious companies are trying to phase out tiny plastic microbeads found in nearly every personal care product you use.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
7.5.17
Comment

Chemists Are Designing New Molecules to Save the Ocean

The green chemistry revolution is tackling plastic pollution on a molecular level.
Oceanic Global
6.6.17
Call To Action

Save the Ocean Using Social Media with the #CleanSeasPhoto Challenge

Oceans cover 70 percent of planet, but you wouldn't know it by the bad shape they're in.
Impact Staff
6.1.17
Taiwan

These Taiwanese Businesses Are Turning Trash Into Fuel and Violins

"In Chinese culture, reusing and recycling is in our genes. This is a Buddhist way of thinking."
Clarissa Wei
9.9.16
video

This 3D-Printed RC Car Can Go 100 Miles Per Hour

James Beswick is trying to beat the world record of 202 mph.
Rachel Pick
10.12.15
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