“Nurdles” may be a big source of marine pollution, and shareholder advocates want to know what’s being done.
A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say.
How to bring home the sheer volume of plastic waste in the oceans? Fill the bay of Cannes with yellow plastic ducks.
China’s recent crackdown on the import of plastic waste will result in millions of tons of displaced plastic trash, according to new research. The ban will force countries like the US to find new ways to deal with their own trash.
By analyzing the waste found in the rivers and surrounding landscape, researchers were able to estimate that just 10 river systems carry 90% of the plastic that ends up in the ocean.
Eight of them are in Asia: the Yangtze; Indus; Yellow; Hai He; Ganges; Pearl; Amur; Mekong; and two in Africa – the Nile and the Niger.
Samples of water and snow from across Antarctica contain tiny plastic fibers and traces of industrial chemicals, according to a new report from environmental advocacy group Greenpeace.
A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say.
The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in a canal in Songkhla province.
The bags, weighing about 8kg (17lbs), had made it impossible for the whale to eat food, a marine expert said.