Virtually all sea salt is contaminated with microplastic, study finds

Pass me the sea salt please, and hold the plastic.

Your phone’s case and your car’s tires may soon be made from renewable, plant sugars

Sweet.

Additive recycles incompatible mixed plastics into uber-polymer

It overcomes a major hurdle in plastic recycling.

California becomes the first US state to ban plastic bags

California confirms its status as a leader in American sustainability, becoming the first US state ever to ban plastic bags.

Number of plastic bags found on UK shores almost halved after just 5p tax

A few cents can make a big difference.

Adidas to award first 50 pairs of recycled ocean trash sneakers

The company has chosen to award the shoes via a raffle system on Instagram

Edible “Six-Pack Ring” is a great concept for marine wildlife

What if I told you that you could help wildlife by drinking beer? Saltwater Brewery, a Delray Beach (Florida) company, has developed a six-pack for beers that actually helps sea creatures instead of risking their lives. We use a lot of plastic – a whole lot. If there’s anything about humanity that leaves a mark on the planet, it’s plastic. But

New packaging keeps food fresh way longer, without any plastic

The unlikely ally is silk.

First plastic-eating bacteria might one day help solve our trash problems

Japanese researchers have identified a bacteria that eats PET, a kind of plastic widely employed for bottles. This is the first time such an organism has been found, and others like it — maybe more versatile in their preference for plastic — might be found.

Renewable plastic made from CO2 and waste agriculture

Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. Instead of petroleum, Stanford researchers have found a creative way to make plastic for bottles sourced from CO2 and inedible plants like waste agriculture or grasses.