The volume of plastic production, the ubiquitous nature of disposable plastic and the habits of modern consumerism mean that the problem is larger than any one organisation or stakeholder.
This is Part 3 of a report by Bodhi Surf School about how they are going plastic free in Costa Rica.
Trekkers and travelers can help instill an anti-pollution ethos wherever they go, and that is an idea worth spreading.
A native of southern India laments how globalization and overconsumption have affected the way India's most revered animals are treated.
Plastic pollution, sewage, toxic household and industrial waste are the worst opponents athletes face this year.
Filmmaker Annie Costner is determined to tell the locals' side of the story at the summer Olympic Games, which open in Rio de Janeiro this Friday.