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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.

Real Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Real Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Sept. 27 - News media has finally caught on that we have a plastic pollution crisis, but most of the reporting is still following the agenda pushed by the industry that creates the problem.  

Study Shows Alarming Level of Plastic in Children's Bodies

Study Shows Alarming Level of Plastic in Children's Bodies

Sept. 24 - A new study by the German Environment Ministry has found almost all children tested have traces of plastic byproducts or plasticizers in their bodies.

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global 'brand audit' actions

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global 'brand audit' actions

Sept. 23 - On World Cleanup Day Break Free From Plastic highlighted the power of citizen action to hold corporate polluters accountable for the plastic pollution crisis.  

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.

90% of Californians Think Single-Use Plastic is Unbearable

90% of Californians Think Single-Use Plastic is Unbearable

Aug. 21 - California Businesses, Local Governments, and Environmentalists Join Bipartisan Lawmakers’ Group to Urge Passage of Law to Cut Packaging and Plastic Product Pollution

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.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces the Zero Waste Act

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces the Zero Waste Act

July 30 - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act to invest in solutions that address the waste epidemic plaguing our country. These funds will go towards reducing landfills and incinerators that emit toxic pollution into our communities, especially in low income communities or communities of color.

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.

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.

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

May 15 - In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants.