Virtually all of the plastic ever produced has been created since WWII. Prior to that, plastic products and packaging as we know them did not exist. Products made from plastic dominate our lives, and in many ways have improved the quality ... READ MORE
That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain.
This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth's oceans. Read Part 1 here.
Impacts on climate change
Oil, gas, and coal are the fossil-fuel ... READ MORE
Planet Earth's Ocean has got 5 trillion problems and it’s all plastic.
What is plastic
From the Greek πλαστικος (plastikos), the term “plastics” literally means “fit for molding”. Plastic derives from cellulose and fossil ... READ MORE
Do you know what the most prevalent type of marine debris we found in our ocean is? Plastics! Plastic debris can come in all shapes and sizes, but those that are less than five millimeters in length are called “microplastics.” Last Water ... READ MORE
Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE