It's still coming, six years later.
The total is approximately 25,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building.
In lab tests, researchers found that the larvae form of the darkling beetle can biodegrade plastic foam.
As more plastic reaches the oceans, more finds its way into animals’ bodies.
Plastic can transmit pollutants into the food web.
On the seafloor, there are 4 billion plastic fibers in every area one-third the size of New York’s Central Park.
The jungles of Ecuador may hold a secret weapon against plastic pollution.
A global survey estimates there are 5.3 trillion pieces of plastic circulating on ocean surfaces.