Plastic Pollution News
Avoid the Delicate Wash Cycle: Here's Why
This will seem counterintuitive, the delicate wash cycle on your washing machine will release 'hundreds of thousands more plastic microfibers into the environment than standard wash cycles' according to researchers at Newcastle University.Read more
The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet
The Earthwatch Institute has declared the most important living being on the planet at its most recent debate.
7 Waste-Free Christmas Gift Ideas
We all go through this struggle every year - finding the perfect gift for someone you care about. While we love the holidays as much as the next person, it's...Read more
Dead Sperm Whale Found With 100 Plastic Cups, 4 Plastic Bottles, 25 Plastic Bags, 2 Flip-Flops
This kind of news is becoming way too common. Every day we are putting thousands of pounds of plastic waste into our oceans. Last November, this sperm whale was found...Read more
Plastic bag bans - where does your state fall?
The single-use plastic bag (and plastic straws) have become the focus for state legislation as many politicians attempt to deal with the public's resentment towards plastic pollution. The Petal team decided to put together a list of where each state stands on this issue and what laws have been out in place.Read more
Our Bird Population is Declining - 7 Simple Ways to Help
The bird populations of US and Canada have declined by 30 percent since 1970. A recent study by the American Bird Conservancy revealed that we have lost almost 3 billion birds since 1970. That's roughly 1 in 4 birds in the past 50 years.Read more
Take the quiz! Best Ways to Curb Climate Change
What are the most effective ways to curb climate change? What should individuals, policymakers and businesses prioritize first? A quiz that was recently published by CNN.com can help you with those answers.Read more