Ocean Pollution

It's widely understood that plastics litter the oceans and kill animals. But its huge and growing impact on global warming has evaded public scrutiny.
"Last Week Tonight" tackles an issue many people think they understand, but most don't.
Masks stop the spread of COVID-19 but they can’t be recycled and are contributing to the plastic pollution crisis.
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COVID-19 has rolled back significant wins in India when it comes to plastic waste, with the usage of single-use plastic products like masks and gloves surging in the pandemic.
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Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
In just a few decades, water went from a common resource to an incredibly popular packaged commodity with a serious environmental footprint.
From ghost nets to dead turtles, the founder of the Ocean Voyages Institute shares what they find hauling plastic waste out of the Pacific Ocean.
And they have a plan to dramatically reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040.
But the industry’s political lobbying during the pandemic has been a smashing success.
America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life.
A coastal town in England achieved "plastic free" accreditation in 2017, since then over 100 other communities have done the same.
Solving the pollution problem requires much more than just banning single-use plastics.
Kenya has harsh penalties for those caught manufacturing, selling, importing or using single-use plastics, yet the country still struggles to reduce its waste.
On Earth Day, experts suggest some of the best ways you can help the planet and combat climate change.
Huge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated.
It's littering the bottom of the ocean and poisoning animals, plastic waste was truly everywhere in 2019.
The coffee company will no longer provide disposable cups in some Bay Area locations in an effort to go zero waste by the end of 2020.
Honolulu passed a bill banning most plastic utensils, food containers and straws on the island of Oahu, where almost 70% of the state's residents live.