The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 75 percent of the waste stream in the U.S. is recoverable, but only 30 percent actually gets recycled or composted.
The Challenge is calling upon a global community to submit ideas, innovations, and new technologies with the potential to transform the plastics economy.
Saltwater Brewery and an ad agency developed a brilliant idea to save marine life if six-pack rings end up in the ocean.
There are not only strong economic arguments for reducing plastic pollution, there's also strong environmental and health benefits.
A failure to address the mountains of waste in the developing world will result in as much plastic in our oceans as fish, the head of Ocean Conservancy has warned.