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April 29, 2015
New study by Plymouth prof shows even biodegradable plastic bags are harming fragile marine life

By Plymouth Herald  |  April 28, 2015 By CARL EVE, Herald Reporter NEW study co-authored by a Plymouth University professor has revealed that discarded plastic bags – even biodegradable ones – are smothering marine life.The plastic litter has been found to dramatically reduce the number of organisms in coastal marshes, causing a knock-on effect on […]

March 28, 2013
Turtle found that pooped plastic for a month

By Bryan Nelson. Thu, Mar 24 2011 at 1:00 AM. mother nature network As the world's experts on plastic pollution gather this week in Honolulu for the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference, a disturbing new report has been released that chronicles what decades of plastic pollution in our oceans has done to sea turtles.    […]

May 17, 2012
Hawaii Now Has Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Written by Mat McDermott.  TreeHugger. May 16, 2012 While there are plenty of bans on plastic bags at the city level in the US, with the approval of a ban of plastic bags at point of sale in Honolulu county, Hawaii becomes the first state in the nation to have outlawed plastic bags at every […]