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Turning the tide: Vietnam’s war against plastic waste

Vietnam has ambitious targets to tackle the challenge posed by plastic waste. Effective enforcement and implementation are key for success.

143 Fossil Fuel and Chemical Lobbyists Target Plastics Treaty Talks

“The fossil fuel and petrochemical industries are heavily resisting people- and planet-saving measures in the global plastics treaty. Their growing presence in the negotiations is very telling,” said a Greenpeace campaigner.

Plastic Has Changed Sea Turtles Forever

Even if plastic pollution stopped tomorrow, turtles would be dealing with the repercussions for centuries—at least.

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone Face Lawsuit for Misleading 100% Recycling Claims

Environmental and consumer rights organizations have filed a legal complaint against food and drink giants Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone for the use of misleading “100% recycled” and “100% recyclable” claims on PET plastic water bottles sold across Europe.

Viral ‘plastic-eating’ boat removes 3 tons of garbage per hour: ‘This is actually so cool’

An ingenious solution to rid our oceans of plastic waste has been going viral after climate-positive content creator Sam Bentley explained the terrific technology.

Scientists close the cycle on recycling mixed plastics

Little of the mixed consumer plastics thrown away or placed in recycle bins actually ends up being recycled.

In a first, researchers have engineered marine bacteria to destroy plastics in seawater

By combining key traits of two bacterial species, the team created a novel bug that can break down plastics in salty conditions—at room temperature.

Cleaning Europe’s rivers: Meet the teams trying to turn the plastic tide

80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from rivers and canals carrying urban litter into the seas. We speak to the teams and volunteers leading the fight against Europe’s plastic problem.

The Kenyan entrepreneur turning plastic to fuel

Could plastic waste fuel your car? One Kenyan entrepreneur is doing just that.

Tire Dust Makes Up the Majority of Ocean Microplastics, Study Finds

Researchers say tire emissions pose a threat to global health, and EVs could make the problem worse.

Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds

Researchers in Japan have confirmed microplastics are present in clouds, where they are likely affecting the climate in ways that aren’t yet fully understood.