Kenya Introduces World’s Harshest Law on Plastic Bags

Kenya has been a major exporter or plastic bag in the past – but now the country is cracking down on the plastic pollution with the toughest law of its kind in the world. Kenyans selling, producing, or just using plastic bags could face a $40,000 fine or imprisonment for …

Plastic Pollution Endangering UK Wildlife, Greenpeace Finds

Wildlife along the UK coastline is under threat from mounds of plastic pollution caused by discarded plastic bags, bottles, fishing nets and microplastics, campaigners will warn today. A two-month expedition by Greenpeace around the coastal waters of Scotland in May and June has uncovered evidence of plastic pollution seriously damaging …

Volvo Ocean Race Team Will Raise Awareness Of Ocean Plastic Danger

A team in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race is dedicated to raising global awareness of danger posed by ocean plastic. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the premier sailing competitions in the world. The course is more than 40,000 miles long and takes 9 months to complete. All of …

Indonesia Pledges $1 Billion Annually to Tackle Ocean Pollution Problem

Indonesia unloads more plastic into the oceans than any other country, except China. But now the country plans to invest $1 billion every year to reduce ocean pollution 70 percent by 2025. Indonesia will spend the entire sum on tackling plastic pollution and other waste dumped in the ocean. According …

There’s a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash a Thing of the Past

The way things are going now, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. An ambitious United Nations campaign aims to stop this from happening. On Wednesday, UN Environment announced its #CleanSeas initiative at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia. The campaign focuses on two major …