Why are people eating their own trash? [Infographic]
February 1, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
The ocean food web is contaminated by trash and garbage, and it's ending up in our diets.
Method's sea trash-based soap bottle to debut this fall
July 31, 2012, 3:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At long last, Method is set to release the world's first soap container — or any sort of container, for that matter — made partially from plastic trash recovered from the beaches of Hawaii.
Tsunami debris adds to Great Pacific Garbage Patch
July 12, 2012, 9:09 a.m.
Video: The trash accumulating in the Pacific Ocean — scientists estimate there are 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris alone — is arriving on the West Coast.
Islands of plastic give bugs a new place to breed in open ocean
May 9, 2012, 10:36 a.m. by Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience
An abundance of oceanic water striders could be 'good' for the crabs that munch on the insect, but food for the strider could become harder to find.
'Garbology': How our everyday trash eventually becomes our food
May 4, 2012, 10:08 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
In his book, 'Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,' author Edward Humes tracks the journey of garbage around the world and back into the food chain.
Japan tsunami debris charts a course across the ocean
February 29, 2012, 11:55 a.m. by Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet
Like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, debris from the March 2011 tsunami is expected to begin washing up on shores, including the Hawaiian Islands.
Raising awareness of plastic waste
August 14, 2011, 8 p.m. by Bettina Wassener, Boston Globe
More people will soon become familiar with the concept of a plastic footprint.
Fish ingesting plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch
July 8, 2011, 12:28 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Scientists estimate that fish ingest roughly 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic a year in this area located 1,000 miles west of California.
Hawaii-sized recycled island to be built from ocean garbage patch
April 1, 2011, 4:32 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Material from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be collected, melted down and rebuilt into a floating paradise for green tourism.