Is Microwaving Plastic Food Containers Safe? Experts Say NoLindsey Malone, dietitian and manager of nutrition, at the Ohio hospital says the materials in plastic containers can contaminate other objects when heated.
Sea Critters From Japan Hitchhike To West Coast On Plastic Tsunami DebrisNearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters arrived in U.S. after hitchhiking across Pacific on 2011 Japanese tsunami debris.
Planet Plastic: UC Study Finds Earth Has 5.5 Billion Tons Of Plastic WasteIndustry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash.
Monterey Bay, Steinhart Aquariums Phasing Out Plastic To Save OceansNearly 20 aquariums nationwide have pledged to phase out plastic items, such as straws and bottles, in an effort to save the world's oceans.
Berkeley Officials Push For Plastic Straw BanOne Bay Area city is doubling down on its war on plastic as some Berkeley officials introduce an ordinance that would ban straws that aren't biodegradable.
Seabirds Eat Plastic Because They Find Smell Appetizing, Study FindsA new study may have figured out why seabirds eat plastic debris.
Stanford Scientists Make Plastic From Carbon Dioxide And GrassPetroleum-based plastic products plague our landfills, but Stanford University scientists have figured out a way to make plastic from grass and carbon dioxide.
UCLA Study Finds 'BPA-Free' Plastics May Still Be HarmfulA new study published by scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles this week suggests that "BPA-free" plastics may also pose a threat to the reproductive system.
Oakland Police Find Body Wrapped In Plastic Near High SchoolPolice discovered a dead body wrapped in plastic in West Oakland Tuesday morning just 2 blocks from McClymonds High School.
Study Finds Plastic Ending Up In The Guts Of Some California FishIf you're in the market for fresh fish, there's a chance it didn't eat the healthiest dinner.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
Industry Referendum Delays California’s Plastic Bag Ban Until NovemberTuesday was supposed to be the last day for plastic grocery bags in California, but an industry-financed referendum has delayed the ban until after next November's election.