As people become more aware of the problems caused by plastic pollution, governments and businesses are focusing more and more on ways to reduce "single-use" plastics.
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In 2015, two inventors had an unusual idea - what if you recycled plastic, and turned it into a road? The world's first plastic bike path is now testing their idea.
A group called The Ocean Cleanup is pulling a huge floating screen out to sea. They hope the device will collect plastic trash in the ocean, making the plastic easy to remove.
Last Friday a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing over 80 plastic bags. Workers had been trying to save it for days, but it was not able to survive.
A container ship lost 83 containers over the side of the boat near Sydney on Thursday. Some containers came open and trash is already washing up on beaches.
In 2016, scientists found a tiny life form that could "eat" plastic. Now other scientists have figured out a way to make that bacteria eat plastic even faster.
Earth Day is a day set aside to remind people to protect our planet. This year, the main idea of Earth Day is to get people to use less plastic.
Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic. Often they are too small to be seen. Microplastics pollute water in ways that we are just starting to learn more about.
Scientists studied bottled water from around the world. They found tiny bits of plastic in nearly all of it. No one knows yet how the human body deals with these bits of plastic.