Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

February 16, 2021

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely. The prototype is made by a Danish company from an […]

Our oceans are haunted by ghost nets: Why that’s scary and what we can do

February 9, 2021

Ghost nets aren’t supernatural, but they are legitimately scary. A ghost net is a fishing net that’s been lost or abandoned in the ocean. They are one particularly egregious part […]

Plastic pollution is everywhere. Study reveals how it travels

November 13, 2020

Plastic pollution is ubiquitous today, with microplastic particles from disposable goods found in natural environments throughout the globe, including Antarctica. But how those particles move through and accumulate in the […]

Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can

July 30, 2020

Helen Lowman looks at litter a lot. It’s her job. But while walking her dog in Westport, Conn., in March, she noticed an alarming trend. First she passed some dirty […]

What Is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

July 28, 2020

It can be easy to forget about pollution and landfills, so long as you don’t see it up close every day. You throw something out and then essentially, it disappears […]

Bite Size Plastic: How Marine Wildlife Snack on Our Trash

June 25, 2020

Millions of tons of debris enter the marine environment each year, including our trash and damaged fishing gear, and can be found at the surface of the water, down to […]

Bumble Bee Seafood Committed to Protecting the Ocean

June 18, 2020

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company has committed $40 million through an Accelerator Fund to help restore and protect the health of the world’s oceans and reduce the use of plastics […]

Environmental group picking up tons of trash along the Illinois River

May 22, 2020

A Quad-Cities based environmental group is currently docked in Peoria to do a cleanup of great magnitude. Living Lands and Waters is out on the Illinois River picking up trash […]

Illinois American Water Announces Over $25,000 in Environmental Grants for Water Source Protection

May 22, 2020

Illinois American Water is announcing environmental grants for eight watershed initiatives across the state. The environmental grant recipients will receive a share of funds totaling $25,672 for community projects that […]

Discarded coronavirus face masks and gloves rising threat to ocean life, conservationists warn

April 20, 2020

The rise in disposable face masks and gloves being used to prevent the spread of coronavirus is adding to the glut of plastic pollution threatening the health of oceans and […]