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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.
These Baggu reusable bags ($10 - $12) are made to look like classic takeout bags.

7 alternatives to plastic bags — from reusable produce bags to clever totes that fold up to fit in your pocket

Single-use plastic bags are ruining our oceans. They're not just bad for the environment, they're pretty boring to look at. Here are 7 options that are much more sustainable, and look cooler too.
Buying a reusable coffee cup can help.

7 easy ways to reduce your use of plastics

Humans got through millions of tons of plastic each year. We rounded up some of the biggest ways you can cut down on your usage.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.
Sansa Stark in the "Game of Thrones" series finale.

Sophie Turner says the misplaced coffee cup on ‘Game of Thrones’ actually belonged to Kit Harington, not Emilia Clarke

The actor, who played Sansa Stark, also said she thought co-star John Bradley was responsible for the anachronistic plastic water bottle.
A woman works in a plastic bottle recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2018.

The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years — now they want to send it back

Rich Western nations have been dumping plastic waste in developing Southeast Asia for decades, because countries there have more lax regulations.
"Plastic Babel" won honorable mention in Evolo's 2019 Skyscraper Competition.

Architects designed a fin-shaped skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It’s inspired by the Tower of Babel.

In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.

14 companies that are capitalizing on the unpopularity of plastics

Consumers want fewer virgin plastics in the supply chain and less plastic pollution in the world, so these companies wised up and delivered.