How a Girl Scout inspired a health care giant to ditch plastic straws

It started with a single email to Dignity Health.

How Starbucks’ hometown is tackling plastic pollution

Going “Strawless in Seattle” and other cities worldwide.

Unilever, PepsiCo wash hands of ‘biodegradable’ plastic

Emerging evidence suggests oxo-degradable packaging could be more harmful than previously realized.

Can upcycling really help the oceans?

Adidas, Bureo and other companies transform marine plastic into shoes and skateboards. But there is a limit to how much impact this can have.

An improbable ocean voyage to end plastic waste

In 2008, two sailors drifted across the North Pacific to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles. Their journey inspired a movement to save the seas.

How to turn global issues into local concerns

Tips for persuading an audience to truly care about an issue that’s not part of their daily experience.

NGOs alone will not turn the tide on ocean trash

A clear-eyed optimistic strategy involving businesses, governments and individuals can create a seismic shift in the way we tackle the ocean plastic crisis

9 VR videos that dive deep into water issues

Immersive experiences bring people face-to-face with our impact on marine ecosystems.