Ocean Pollution

Masks stop the spread of COVID-19 but they can’t be recycled and are contributing to the plastic pollution crisis.
FROM HUFFPOST CANADA
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.
FROM HUFFPOST INDIA
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.