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Plastic Pollution

Former Asda Boss Warns That Supermarkets Must Stop Using Plastic Packaging

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Former Asda Boss Warns That Supermarkets Must Stop Using Plastic Packaging

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - October 17, 2017

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the more…

A Worldwide Intervention: It’s Time to Kick Our Addiction to Plastic

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A Worldwide Intervention: It’s Time to Kick Our Addiction to Plastic

Source: Scientific American/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - October 16, 2017

As a marine biologist, watching our global plastic pollution problem grow and grow and grow is fascinatingly horrifying. Just the amount is incredible—72 million tons more…

Globalization: Both the Problem and the Solution to Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

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Globalization: Both the Problem and the Solution to Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

Source: The TerraMar Project/Georgia Sherwin - October 12, 2017

Plastic, plastic, plastic… by now we are familiar with the ubiquitous material and its problematic relationship with the environment. We’ve seen the heart-breaking images of more…

How I Sea: Harriet Collins

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How I Sea: Harriet Collins

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 10, 2017

Harriet is a dive-master and business owner who turned her talents to the fight for a clean ocean. After witnessing firsthand the problems happening to more…

EU Opts for Public Awareness Campaigns Over Plastic Tax to Reduce Ocean Pollution

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EU Opts for Public Awareness Campaigns Over Plastic Tax to Reduce Ocean Pollution

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - October 10, 2017

The EU has ruled out penalties on single-use plastic products, in favour of raising public awareness of the damage consumer plastics are doing to the world’s oceans.

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RESULTS From the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

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RESULTS From the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 6, 2017

In September, people around the world joined together for a common cause: to clean our coastlines. And not only did they remove thousands of pounds more…

The Plastic Problem: Just How Bad Has it Become and What’s Being Done About it?

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The Plastic Problem: Just How Bad Has it Become and What’s Being Done About it?

Source: The Independent/Ian Johnston - October 4, 2017

Cheap, capable of being made into any conceivable shape, strong and durable, plastic is something of a wonder material. It has proved so useful to more…

David Attenborough on the Scourge of the Oceans: Why Plastic Pollution, Climate Change and Overpopulation are Problems Too Urgent to be Left to Ecologists

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David Attenborough on the Scourge of the Oceans: Why Plastic Pollution, Climate Change and Overpopulation are Problems Too Urgent to be Left to Ecologists

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - October 4, 2017

David Attenborough vividly remembers, nearly 80 years on, his first encounter with one of the worst scourges of the planet. He was a schoolboy. “I remember more…

Study Shows Microplastics Are Accumulating in Fish’s Brains

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Study Shows Microplastics Are Accumulating in Fish’s Brains

Source: Phys.org/Lund University - September 27, 2017

Calculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. As a result, a large more…

Plastic Pollution Shows No Boundaries: Scientists Find Worrying Signs in the Arctic Ocean

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Plastic Pollution Shows No Boundaries: Scientists Find Worrying Signs in the Arctic Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Jamie Doward - September 25, 2017

A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

The depressing find, only 1,000 more…