A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave

A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave


Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…” — Claire Le Guern, author of “When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide” ©.

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More than 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic will be dumped on land and in the oceans over the period from 2016 to 2040 unless the world acts, say a team of 17 global experts who have developed a computer model to track the stocks and flows of plastic around the world…

Read Full Article, PhysOrg (07-23-2020)

Breaking the Plastic Wave: Top Findings for Preventing Plastic Pollution; PEW (07-23-2020)
First-of-its-kind modeling analysis describes actions needed to stop plastic from entering the ocean…

We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it. The National Geographic (11-07-2018)

Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic; CBS News (08-05-2018)
Piece by piece, an environmental threat is piling up, and we’re ALL to blame. Worse yet, even those of us trying to bring an end to the problem may not be doing as much good as we think…

You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here’s How; The National Geographic (05-26-2018)
Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world…

A running list of action on plastic pollution; National Geographic (10-29-2018)

This floating pipe is trying to clean up all the plastic in the ocean; CNN (10-11-2018)
A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean…

To clean up ocean plastics, increase focus on coasts, Science Daily (01-19-2016)
The most efficient way to clean up ocean plastics and avoid harming ecosystems is to place plastic collectors near coasts, according to a new study…

Loving the Ocean Starts at Home, National Geographic (09-08-2016)

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry, The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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