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Microplastics found deep in sand where turtles nest

News, Pollution
Sep
26

Scientists found an average of 5,300 particles of plastic per cubic metre at depths of 60cm (2ft) on beaches in Cyprus used by green turtles and loggerheads. These beaches in Cyprus are located far from industrial practices and aren’t visited by large numbers of people. The findings support the theory that beaches act as a “sink” for marine micro plastics.

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More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.

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Inform, Pollution
Sep
21

It’s no secret that too many of the plastic products we use end up in the ocean. But you might not be aware of one major source of that pollution: our clothes.

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Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle

Inform, Pollution
Sep
17

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research.

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Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He’s back, and it’s happening

News, Pollution
Sep
7

Boyan Slat’s solar-powered booms will soon be in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sea Chair, Video

Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans. Together with local fishermen, the plastic is collected and made into a stool at sea.

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Hundreds of endangered turtles killed in illegal fishing net

About 300 sea turtles have died on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast after they were trapped in an abandoned illegal fishing net.

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In India’s Largest City, A Ban on Plastics Faces Big Obstacles

News, Pollution
Aug
28

Facing a scourge of plastic bags, the Indian state that includes Mumbai mandated a sweeping ban on plastic bags and other throwaway plastic items. But the chaos that followed shows the challenges of restricting a material so deeply embedded in the modern economy.

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Invasive Species Are Riding on Plastic Across the Oceans

Inform, Pollution
Aug
28

Crustaceans and mollusks foreign to the United States have survived up to six years riding on ocean plastic trash.

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Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

News, Pollution
Aug
27

Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years.

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