plastic pollution

Sewanee
Plastic. The word strikes fear and disgust in the hearts and minds of many. But what if it could save the planet? Let me explain.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.
plastic bags piled up

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The George Washington University
Up until the onset of COVID-19, the U.S. was making significant progress in banning and taxing plastic bags. How did the pandemic impact that progress?

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent Cate Twining-Ward has been working as a COVID-19 tester during the pandemic. Her experience has made her rethink consumables. (Photos courtesy Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
I can tell you, without a shred of uncertainty, that where I am today is just about the farthest from where I had expected myself to be a year ago.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
In 1957, Monsanto’s House of the Future predicted what living in 1986 might be like. Made almost entirely of fiberglass and plastic, where is the house now?
Charles Darwin bust

A bust of Charles Darwin at the Charles Darwin Foundation. (Christina Trexler/University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas
"Plasticus Vastum" affects all of our lives, every day, and it is spreading across the Earth at rates unmatched by nearly any other species. 
Eckerd College
Eckerd College student researchers share why our oceans are such a vital part of our environment, and why it is important to keep our oceans plastic-free.
Eckerd College
Single-use items are designed to be used for minutes and will still be on the planet for hundreds of years to come. This art installation and video about the project aim to draw attention to "The Plastic Problem."
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The conversation around plastic today is commonly focused on plastic straws and the harm they do to marine life. But we need to look at the bigger picture.
Black-bellied plover
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This story uses humor and shocking images to convey the dangers plastic pollution imposes on shorebird species.