Massive Floating Boom Not Corralling Plastic Trash In PacificA trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash.
California Becomes 1st State To Ban Restaurants From Automatically Handing Out StrawsPeople who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law.
Mountain View Restaurants Join 'Strawless September' CampaignWith plastic straws becoming a high-profile threat to the environment as millions pollute our oceans, one Bay Area city is taking on the big commitment to have a "Strawless September."
Report Warns Against Using Plastic Food ContainersA new report is warning against using plastic food containers because of the fear that harmful chemicals could leak into your food.
Starbucks Phasing Out Its Signature Green Plastic StrawsStarbucks customers will have to figure how to consume their favorite java drink without a straw.
El Monterey Breakfast Burritos RecalledRuiz Food Products is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.
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.