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Israeli startup UBQ claims it can convert trash into pellets, which can then be converted into a base for plastic.

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliver

More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.

A device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It hauled 60 bags to shore to turn into new products....

The U-shaped device is collecting plastic in a trash-filled ocean vortex that's more than twice the size of Texas.
A 20-ton sperm whale beached and died on a Scottish beach last week.

A sperm whale that died on a Scottish beach had 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

The trash in the stomach included sections of net, bundles of rope, plastic cups, bags, packing straps and tubing.

Viral videos have terrified people into opposing Amazon’s plastic packaging. Here’s why they’re wrong.

People are unhappy about plastics in the ocean. But eliminating plastic packaging in online shopping isn't the answer.
Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.

Meet the 2 Americans who were chosen from a pool of 140,000 people to spend 10 days on a mini-sabbatical in Antarctica with Airbnb this winter

Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.
When I learned about the hazards plastic products pose in children, I tried to eliminate the material from my kids' lives.

I spent a month cleaning diapers by hand and confiscating toys, and learned why it’s nearly impossible to be a plastic-free parent

Nearly everything kids use contains plastic. We're just beginning to understand the risks — including obesity and asthma — associated with exposure.

I spent a month cleaning diapers by hand and confiscating toys, and learned why it’s nearly impossible to be a plastic-free parent

Nearly everything kids use contains plastic. We're just beginning to understand the risks — including obesity and asthma — associated with exposure.

TikTok will donate US$2 to ocean conservation for every video uploaded with the hashtag #SaveOurOceans

Up to 13 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year.
Marium the dugong.

This adorable baby dugong went viral when it was rescued in Thailand. Now it’s dead after ingesting plastic.

Marium was orphaned in April and nurtured by Thai conservationists. The dugong went viral and was branded 'the nation's sweetheart.'
Fionn Ferreira won the 2019 Google Science Fair.

An 18-year-old has found a way to use ‘magnetic liquid’ invented by NASA to remove harmful microplastics from water

At age 18, Fionn Ferreira developed a method for removing harmful plastic particles using a liquid invented by NASA.