Tagged: great Pacific garbage patch

plastic bag ban

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags

On May 23, the City Council of Los Angeles approved a historic measure that bans stores using consumer carry-out plastic bags within the next 16 months. The phase-out plan will affect 7,500 stores in the Los Angeles area, and will join the cities...

polyester clothing and microplastics

Polyester Clothing Polluting Oceans

A team of international researchers have discovered that polyester clothing is polluting the oceans with microplastics. The researchers found that plastic debris less than 1 millimeter in diameter are released when polyester clothing is machine washed. Their analyses found that a single wash...