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The overwhelming majority of the 8 million tons' worth of plastics that annually fill the world's oceans can't even be measured by scientists.
Two lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation that aims to reduce marine debris and plastic waste in the ocean.
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day is coming up later this month.
The first part of "Microplastics: A Macro Disaster," a documentary video series on the effects of microplastics on whale sharks in the Maldives and supported by the Save Our Seas Foundation has been released.
In celebration of World Oceans Day, Croatian freediving champion Goran Colak was featured in a video with his country's Green Sail organization highlighting the problem of microplastics in the Adriatic Sea.
You'd think that 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) below the surface of the ocean you'd find a place free of all traces that humans exist, but a really, really rich guy disproved that theory this week.
Vietnamese artist Von Wong's latest project involved six months of work, hundreds of volunteers and 168,000 plastic straws.
An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain recently launched a new organization to work toward eliminating plastic waste in the environment, particularly in the ocean.
With plastic pollution in the world's oceans getting more and more dire with each passing year, some economic researchers are wondering whether it would be worth setting up some kind of "global fund" to help developing countries pay the cost of improving their waste management systems.
A new study found microplastics in the gut of every turtle studied in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean.
The British Sub-Aqua Club is aiming to eliminate single-use bottles and cups from all its regional and national centers.
There's a new crowdfunding campaign going on right now for the FinalStraw, a collapsible, reusable straw that comes with a case that fits in your pocket and clips right to your keychain.
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