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New Report by 5 Gyres Shows 7 Trillion Tiny Pieces of Plastic Wash into the San Francisco Bay Every Year

New Report by 5 Gyres Shows 7 Trillion Tiny Pieces of Plastic Wash into the San Francisco Bay Every Year

Oct. 10 - The 5 Gyres Institute and the San Francisco Estuary Institute embarked on a three-year collaborative project to complete the first comprehensive study of microplastic pollution of a major urban estuary.

For World Cleanup Day, Join a Brand Audit!

For World Cleanup Day, Join a Brand Audit!

Sept. 13 - International Coastal Cleanup Day is Sept. 21 and Plastic Pollution Coalition encourages individuals and groups to sign up to join or host a brand audit near you.

Tides of history, from pirates to plastic: A look at the art of Steve McPherson

Tides of history, from pirates to plastic: A look at the art of Steve McPherson

July 30 - Since his childhood a little north and west of London, on the south English coast, artist Steve McPherson has been a dedicated collector.

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

July 11 - Read an exclusive Q&A with the author of the new Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution.

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

July 2 - These four poems here are haunting literary transformations of art observation into personal meditation, emerging from a deep inner reflection of what it means to be human in the time of  “the Plasticene” period of our history.

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

June 28 - Mainstream portrayals in the U.S. of the Zero Waste lifestyle optimistically focus on the benefits of purchasing expensive goods in bulk and producing only enough trash to fill a mason jar. In practice, however, Zero Waste may come across as an all-or-nothing ideal that is inaccessible to all people.

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

May 16- Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions we can take to protect them.

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

Mar. 6 - Why is the U.S. still adding to the problem by shipping plastic waste to other countries?

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Feb. 28 - More than 125 students from 8 countries gathered in Dana Point, CA, for Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit.

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Nov. 14 - Amazon, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are “most improved” in annual ranking of retailer chemical safety efforts

International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

Oct. 18 - TODAY is DO DAY, an international day of DOing hosting by The DO School in partnership with Plastic Pollution Coalition.

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

Oct. 4 - The projected <5% U.S. plastic recycling rate in 2018 should be a wake-up call to the false promise that recycling is a credible solution to plastic pollution.