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A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave

A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave

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.

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Plastics found in sea-bed sharks

Plastics found in sea-bed sharks

Microplastics have been found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the UK coast.

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Indonesian activists use a new tool to stop trash from flowing into the sea

Indonesian activists use a new tool to stop trash from flowing into the sea

An Indonesian environmental group in Bali, Make A Change World, started using ‘floating walls’ to clean local rivers. These barriers are made with wire and pipes that stop rubbish flowing from waterways into the sea.

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How we learned more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

How we learned more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

Lagos lagoon is the largest of four lagoon systems off the Gulf of Guinea. Unfortunately, the lagoon receives enormous amounts of largely untreated industrial and other wastes. Lagos State accounts for most of the country’s industries and is home to an estimated 20 million people.

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Surfrider’s 2019 Beach Cleanup Report

Surfrider’s 2019 Beach Cleanup Report

Surfrider released the 2019 Beach Cleanup Report today, confirming that plastic is the most common material found on the beaches and the percentage of microplastics continues to increase. Nine out of the top ten items collected on the beaches were plastic, and 25% of all items collected were plastic fragments smaller than a dime.

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Coronavirus and the return of plastic – in pictures

Coronavirus and the return of plastic – in pictures

Until recently it was possible to imagine the end of plastic, but Covid-19 has changed the game. Since the pandemic started, there has been a significant increase in plastic waste.

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What happens to the plastic we throw out

What happens to the plastic we throw out

How a piece of trash can travel from land to Henderson Island, an uninhabited, remote island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.

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Plastic Free July – 2020

Plastic Free July – 2020

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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Plastic bag bans are spreading. But are they truly effective?

Plastic bag bans are spreading. But are they truly effective?

“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics,…

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