Surfing Tags / Plastic Pollution

New York city to consider banning plastic straws

News, Pollution
May
25

If the bill becomes law, restaurants that continue to use plastic straws would be warned, then face fines between $100 and $400.

Comments Off on New York city to consider banning plastic straws

Review of biodegradable bags shows not enough is known to judge if they are safe for environment

News, Pollution
May
23

A team of researchers from the U.K. Austria and France has found that not enough work has been done to determine if biodegradable shopping bags are actually environmentally friendly.

Comments Off on Review of biodegradable bags shows not enough is known to judge if they are safe for environment

Microplastics most abundant in the surface sediments

News, Pollution
May
23

Microplastics were found at all 16 sites studied in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, British Columbia, and were most abundant in the sediments of Henry Bay and Metcalfe Bay, according to a new study, that identified three main types: microfibers, microbeads and micro fragments.

Comments Off on Microplastics most abundant in the surface sediments

Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice

News, Pollution
Apr
25

Experts have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the majority of particles were microscopically small.

Comments Off on Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice

Could a tiny enzyme eradicate plastic garbage plaguing the world’s oceans?

News, Pollution
Apr
19

A small enzyme could be the solution to plastic pollution, one of the planet’s biggest environmental problems. Millions of metric tons of plastics wind up in the ocean each year.

Comments Off on Could a tiny enzyme eradicate plastic garbage plaguing the world’s oceans?

The World’s Dirtiest River is Getting Cleaned Up; A Video

News, Pollution
Mar
28

“The Citarum river, in 7 years, will be the cleanest river.” – Indonesian President Widodo…

Comments Off on The World’s Dirtiest River is Getting Cleaned Up; A Video

“Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is growing rapidly, study reveals

News, Pollution
Mar
22

Researchers estimate that at least 79,000 tons of ocean plastic are floating in waters between California and Hawaii – and known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an area spanning 1.6 million square kilometers, or about 618,000 square miles – “four to sixteen times higher than previously reported,” the study says.

Comments Off on “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is growing rapidly, study reveals

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report

News, Pollution
Mar
15

The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries.

Comments Off on Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report

Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

News, Pollution
Mar
12

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels yet discovered anywhere in the world in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year.

Comments Off on Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent