As small as a grain of sand, the tiny plastic beads are commonly used in personal care products -- and they're getting everywhere.
Last year, 41.8 million tons of so-called e-waste was dumped.
Scientists found plastic deep inside the coral and worried the substance could hurt the creature's ability to digest normal food.
The world's oceans may contain about 10 times more plastic than the most recent studies suggest.
Environmentalists rejoice: The single-use plastic bag will soon be no more in the entire state of California. Continue reading →
Diapers contain the plant-based material cellulose, which mushrooms consume.
Studying how water moves gives scientists a better idea of where ocean debris is coming from and a new way of looking at oceans. Continue reading →
Hundreds of thousands of people scrape out a living picking through garbage in Brazil. About 850 of them have been recruited to work in Brazil's 12 host stadiums.
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