International press

Washington Post

Opinion: I thought I’d seen it all studying plastics. Then my team found 2,000 bags in a camel. (3/23/21)

Trump does not get the point of plastic straw bans. Pollution experts explain (7/23/19).

A move by China puts U.S. small-town recycling programs in the dumps (01/21/2019)

Jamaica takes aim at the trash crisis that is ruining paradise (10/13/18)

Plastic (12/5/2018)

Slowly but steadily, the travel industry cuts its ties to disposable plastics (5/29/18)

Opinion: I thought I’d seen it all studying plastics. Then my team found 2,000 bags in a camel. (3/23/21)

New York Times

Is Poland Spring Really From a Spring? 'Not One Drop' Says a Lawsuit (3/29/19)

The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics (7/19/17)

Could New York City Parks Be Going Plastic Bottle-Free? (4/20/18)

Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles (9/13/18)

320,000 High Schoolers to Get Free Water Bottles. The Goal? 54 Million Fewer Single-Use Drinks (9/23/2018)

How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit (4/16/19)

The Boston Globe

Martha’s Vineyard town passes ban on plastic soda and water bottles (4/16/19)

National Geographic

Why Tap Water is Better Than Bottled Water (3/13/10)

Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them (2/17/18)

Planet OR Plastic (2018)

10 Shocking Facts about Plastic (2018)

kids vs. Plastic (2018)


China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they don't want it -- so what next? 4/19

US News & World Report

Is It Safe to Drink From Plastic Bottles? 10/18

Wall Street Journal

Would You Like Guilt With Your Latte? 5/19


French lawmakers push for ban on plastic water bottles in schools (9/11/18)


The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary (2/11/18)

The Guardian

The world's deepest water becoming 'ultimate sink' for plastic waste (2/27/2019)

Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research (6/19/19)

If we care about plastic waste, why won’t we stop drinking bottled water? (4/28/19)

The Atlantic

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches (2/27/2019)


The Era of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End (01/10/2018)

Earth 911

The Quest for Plastic-Free Water Filters (2/26/2019)

McKinsey & Company

Saving the ocean from plastic waste (11/15)

No time to waste: What plastics recycling could offer (9/18)

Business Insider

Sobering photos show what a week's worth of plastic looks like for typical families around the world 6/18

Additional websites and articles

Fast Company: This sickening graphic shows how much plastic exists on Earth right now (9/11/19)

HuffPost: How America is sabotaging the global war on plastic waste (5/30/19)

How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World (7/20/19)

The Truth About Plastic Bag Bans

As the World Grapples with Plastic, the U.S. Makes More of It - A Lot More

Make Public Drinking Water Fountains Great Again 6/17

Refill My Bottle

Refill Oxford

The Story of Bottled Water (3/17/10)

Plastic China (2014)

Ban the Bottle (2017)

Concord on Tap Refill, Refresh, Renew

Plastic Oceans (2018)

Why It’s Time to Move Beyond Plastic – And 8 Ways You Can Help


How Much Microplastic Is Found in Fish Fillets? 5/2019 (video)

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet 2/07