Billions of contact lenses are washed into the U.S. water system each year, report finds.
About 70 percent of the world is covered by oceans.
Marine plastic debris is estimated to reach 250 million tons by 2025.
This dynamic duo is another deadly threat to coral reefs. But people can do something about it.
The new method offers a way to recycle one of the leading greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
The total is approximately 25,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building.
The smell effectively fools the birds into thinking the plastic is a nutritious food source.
Organizers are replacing the unpopular conveniences with organic compost lavatories.
In lab tests, researchers found that the larvae form of the darkling beetle can biodegrade plastic foam.
The jungles of Ecuador may hold a secret weapon against plastic pollution.