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Bangladesh bans single-use plastic in world’s largest mangrove
Bangladesh has imposed a single-use plastic ban in the Sundarban Reserve Forest (SRF), the largest mangrove forest in the world.
Microplastic pollution can harm the gut health of seabirds
Microplastic pollution can harm the gut health of wild seabirds, a new study published on Monday in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution found.
Shetland seals at risk from chemical and plastic pollution
A sanctuary on the Scottish island of Shetland is fighting to save hundreds of seals as pollution takes its toll on the animals' population.
170 trillion pieces of plastic on sea surface
Plastic pollution in the sea has reached unprecedented levels, with an estimated 170 trillion pieces of plastic on the ocean surface.
French artist turns plastic waste into floral art
French artist William Amor turns plastic waste from the streets of Paris or washed off on France's beaches into beautiful flowers.
Sri Lanka to ban single-use plastic to save elephants
Single-use plastic products will be banned in Sri Lanka to protect wild elephants who die eating the waste, the government said Tuesday.
Blue whales eat 10 million pieces of microplastic a day, new study
Blue whales consume 10 million pieces of microplastic daily, a new study found. Tiny pieces of plastic have been discovered everywhere.
Baby sea turtle poops plastic for six days after being rescued
A green baby sea turtle found on a Sydney beach in Australia pooped plastic for six days after his rescue. "Unfortunately, the debris within...
Thailand bans single-use plastics in national parks
Thailand on Wednesday banned single-use plastics and styrofoam packaging from national parks to save its wildlife.
Dutch university finds plastic particles in human blood
Scientists at a university in the Netherlands have found traces of microplastic in human blood.
Brazilian biologists find microplastics in sea urchins
Marine biologists in Rio de Janeiro found that the impact of plastic pollution is far worse than they thought.
Green sea turtle rescued in Argentina with stomach full of plastic
The poop of a young green sea turtle rescued from a fishing net off the coast of Argentina contained more than a dozen pieces of plastic.
Female bear rescued from plastic container on her head
A bear had her head stuck in a plastic container for nearly a month. She was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Sea turtles injured from fishing gear and plastic in rehab in Ecuador
Most sea turtles rescued by a rehabilitation center in Ecuador have trash or fish hooks in their intestines.
Dead sea turtle found wrapped in plastic bag in Rio de Janeiro
A dead sea turtle with a plastic bag wrapped around his neck was found floating off Guanabara's bay in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Pregnant cow died with 71kg of plastic waste in her stomach in India
Indian veterinarians have taken out 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of garbage from the stomach of a pregnant cow. Both the mother and her baby died. "In...
Hungry elephants are eating plastic at garbage dumps in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is digging ditches and putting up electric fences around open garbage dumps to stop elephants from eating plastic trash.
Indonesian police find 64 smuggled parrots stuffed in plastic bottles
Indonesian police found more than 60 parrots stuffed into plastic water bottles on a ship docked in the Papua region.
Baby turtles eating plastic from the moment they’re born, study finds
A dead manatee in Florida had swallowed so many plastic bags they formed a cantaloupe-sized ball in his stomach.
Egypt, Italy and Turkey dump most plastic in Mediterranean Sea
230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year. Egypt, Italy and Turkey release the most plastic into the sea.