This is forcing a reckoning with the world’s massive trash problem.
And the movement’s gaining popularity.
Microscopic particles of plastic have permeated our drinking water, food chain, and bodies.
Facing a massive plastic garbage problem, Kenya implements the world’s toughest plastic bag ban.
Humans have produced 1 billion elephants worth of plastic, and most of it has ended up as trash. Experts say recycling can’t keep up.
Ocean plastic pollution is the new climate change. Trillions of pieces of plastic garbage are floating in the ocean. Some 13,000 of these items are washing up on a tiny South Pacific island every day.
A Norwegian oil billionaire is funding a research vessel that will study and clean up plastic pollution in the ocean