While the oceans fill up with plastic waste, a horrifying crisis unfolds on land.
America is in the midst of what one official calls an "unprecedented" recycling crisis.
Compostable products still end up in landfills, where they do not break down any faster than regular plastic.
A lot of the food we throw out is edible -- and loaded with nutrients.
Ready, set, compost.
We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.
But the state attorney general isn't having it: "The people of Missouri can’t afford to wait any longer."
New estimate is more than double the EPA's.
According to Aaron Davis, recycling’s costing us more than it’s making us.
We asked photographers at EyeEm to share their photos of pollution everywhere. The responses we got were extremely varied