The problem with plastic waste just got more complicated—and so did the effort to stanch its flow into the world’s oceans.
In a span of just over three weeks, more than 47 tons of plastic waste were removed from America’s largest protected marine reserve, sometimes directly off animals, a stark reminder of the scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
The lake of plastic: Even Bolivia’s waterways high in the Andes cannot escape the scourge of pollution as shocking images reveal horrific effect on the environment
A Bolivian lake that was once an oasis of natural beauty full of thriving wildlife has become a waterless basin full of plastic waste.
Some are now innovating in microplastic extraction, providing the basis for a touch of cautious optimism. Here is a look at several examples of what is being done…
How Bali’s pristine beaches have turned into garbage dumps as the deserted tourist island struggles without any visitors
The once-popular Kuta and Jimbaran beaches are now deserted and strewn with washed-up bottles, bags and plastic, leaving them looking more like a tip than an idyllic tourist destination.
Road to the Vendée Globe #6 – Many of the skippers in the IMOCA class are men and women who when competing in the various events in the circuit and in particular in the forthcoming Vendée Globe (which starts on 8th November), are committed to adding that extra something to their project by conveying messages around a range of subjects.
Bioplastics are in fact just as toxic as other plastics, according to an article recently published in Environment International.
Of all the plastic we’ve ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you’ve put in the recycling bin over the years?
Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules that can be repurposed for further use.