UN takes aim at 'wasteful' plastics in oceans

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Under fire are microplastics in cosmetics and single-use plastics, such as water bottles and plastic bags, with the UN calling their use "wasteful" and "excessive". The announcement comes as Sky's ...

Invisible plastic particles from textiles and tyres a major source of ocean pollution

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres could contribute up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans ...

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic #UNEnvironment

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23 February 2017 – UN Environment launched today an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic ...

Microfibers are a source of ingestible plastic worse than already-banned microbeads

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Get Unlimited Digital Access Your first month is less than a dollar. $0.99 for first 4 weeks Subscribe Now They come out of your fleece every time you do a ...

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

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Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn. Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than ...

Coca-Cola backs plastic bottle deposit scheme

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Drinks giant previously opposed the idea, but now says it plans to launch trial return scheme in Scotland Drinks giant Coca-Cola has announced plans to test a deposit return service ...

Quit these disposable plastic items today

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Every bit of plastic that has ever been made still exists on the planet. Once it exists it will never fully biodegrade, only break down into smaller and smaller pieces.The ...

Indonesia waging war on its oceans of plastic

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INDONESIA is taking action to combat its catastrophic problem of polluting the oceans with plastic debris, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Saturday. According to the Jakarta ...

Oceans and small island states: First think opportunity, then think blue

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Return to Our Perspectives home page 22 Feb 2017 by Craig Hawke, Principal Advisor, Small Island Developing States, Bureau of Policy and Programme Support, UNDP In the run up to ...

Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles

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If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too? Plastic pollution is the most serious environmental threat of our time. With 320 millions ...

‘Plastic soup’: Invisible pollutants from everyday objects contaminating oceans, study says

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Get short URL A trip to the seaside can provide beautiful vistas and a relaxing escape, but the seemingly pristine waters of the world’s oceans are hiding invisible pollution from ...

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

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Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn. Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than ...

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

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A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic "nurdles". Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging ...

NSW Government: Ban single use plastic bags in NSW

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NSW Government Coles Woolworths NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes MP Gabrielle Upton MP Lisa Ratcliff Mona Vale 1660, AustraliaLisa RatcliffMona Vale 1660, Australia13,843SupportersSo far South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania ...

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

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Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows

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Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in tissues, scientists have warned, in findings described as 'sobering' by the ...

A Firsthand Account of Indonesian Plastic Pollution

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Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Adventure Scientists Marketing Manager Victoria Ortiz interviewed their Microplastics Principal Investigator ...

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

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Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Oregon State University Summary: Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat -- the ...

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish

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It’s enough to make you cry over your moules frites. Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated that shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their ...

You Will Be Inspired by These Incredible Activists Working to Save Our Oceans!

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Life as we know it could not be sustained without the Earth’s oceans. They cover approximately 70 percent of our planet’s total surface area, produce 70 percent of the oxygen ...

Tiny plastic particles from clothing, tyres clogging oceans: report

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GENEVA (AFP) -Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tyres account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and human health, a ...

Supermarkets urged to create plastic-free aisle in every store

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Supermarkets are being urged to create a plastic-free aisle in every store to prevent tons of waste packaging ending up in the world’s oceans. Around 300 million tons of plastic ...

Using fishers’ knowledge of catch rates to conserve tropical fisheries

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Title Assistant Professor Institution Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Country USA E-mail leandro[at]vt.edu Award Year 2017 Leandro Castello, seen above piloting a boat, will engage local fishermen in generating ...

A robot that eats pollution

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Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine,

UK Retailers: Demand the UK to ban plastic straws!

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UK retailers, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom Clare Jones Bristol, United KingdomClare JonesBristol, United KingdomSupportersOver 500 million plastic straws are produced every single day, only to be used for a few ...

14-year-old Hannah Testa Initiates Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

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Georgia, USA, celebrated its first Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Feb. 15, 2017, in the state's capital of Atlanta. The initiative was spearheaded by a 14-year-old named Hannah Testa, founder ...

Pollution Found in the Most Remote Part of the World Ocean

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New research published this week shows “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the deepest point on Earth's surface: the Mariana trench. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east ...

Photos Show What it Would Look Like if Plastic Impacted People the Way it Does Marine Animals

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Take a few moments as you go through your day and try to quantify one thing: how much plastic are you throwing in the trash? Though we may not think ...

20 Ways to Stand Up and Stop Plastic Pollution Today

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Did you know that over the last decade we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century? Or that our oceans now contain billions of pounds ...

Bottle deposit scheme 'win-win' for environment

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David Palmer-Jones, chief executive of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK, has said that a UK-wide scheme for plastic bottles would make environmental and economic sense. That comes amid reports that ...

Chemical Plant Boom Spurred by Fracking Will Bring Smog, Plastic Glut and Risks to Workers' Health

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font size decrease font size increase font size Print On the heels of the shale gas rush that's swept the U.S. for the past decade, another wave of fossil fuel-based ...

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard

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When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous. The crew had just one ...

Small farmers play big role in felling Peru rainforest

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We focus on the human and development impacts of climate change Orphanage shut down for selling babies in eastern India After epiphany in U.S., woman forges peace among Indian and ...

Death in the Water: How Plastic Is Poisoning Our Oceans

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We live in a society obsessed with convenience, and that obsession has made plastic king. Though humankind has greatly benefited from plastic, the environmental costs of this reigning polymer may ...

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt

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The oceans are warming at rapid clip, and many marine creatures are shifting their ranges in response, moving deeper and towards the poles. The International Union for the Conservation of ...

The oceans are losing oxygen, posing growing threats to marine life, scientists report

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A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world — ...

A robot that eats pollution

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Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine,

Indonesia to declare war on its oceans of plastic

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Indonesia is taking action to combat plastic debris in marines, said the Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar on Saturday. According to Jakarta Post, Siti Nurbaya made the statement ...

Johnson & Johnson ditch plastic cotton buds to save oceans

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Cotton buds made by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson will no longer have plastic handles to prevent toxic waste reaching waterways and seas. Plastic cotton buds are the number ...

PROOF Climate Change Is Choking The Oceans & Trump’s EPA Will Make It Much Worse

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February 22, 2017 By Kit O’Connell Oxygen. You and I need it, and so do the fish in our planet’s oceans. Unfortunately for the fish, there’s a little less oxygen ...

High-level event underscores urgency and importance of conserving oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Feb 14, 2017 New York, 14 Feb — With an estimated 40 percent of the world’s oceans heavily affected by unsustainable practices, global leaders are gearing up for an historic ...

Scientists discover pollution 10,000 meters below the ocean’s surface in the Mariana Trench

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Scientists have discovered the presence of chemical pollutants in some of the ocean’s deepest trenches, previously thought to be nearly untouched by human influence. In fact, they’ve found levels of ...

Mariana Trench contains 'extraordinary' levels of toxic pollution

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It's easy to assume that the ocean's deepest points have remained largely untouched by humanity, especially given that such depths range from 26,000 to 36,000 feet under the surface. But ...

Industrial pollution has contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean

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Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea. Scientists have discovered “extraordinary levels” of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the Mariana ...

Agenda / Environment

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We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Commentary and analysis ...

Plastic 'nurdles' found on 73% of UK beaches

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Almost three-quarters of beaches in the UK are littered with tiny plastic "nurdles", a survey suggests. The lentil-sized pellets are used as a raw material to make plastic products. A ...

Mapping rainforest chemistry from the air reveals 36 types of forest

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G. Asner/Carnegie Institution for Science EMail Print Reddit Google+ To some forest creatures, a tree is a home. To scientists, it’s a beacon. A new way of mapping forests from ...

'The Smog of the Sea' is Jack Johnson's new film about plastic pollution

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There's no such thing as a giant floating garbage patch. The reality is much, much worse. Musician Jack Johnson has released a 30-minute film called The Smog of the Sea.

India Banned Literally All Disposable Plastic in Delhi, a Major Win for Planet Earth

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In a huge win for the environment, India has banned plastic in Delhi. The ban includes bags, cups and cutlery. India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) introduced the ban following complaints ...

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

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Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The paper ...

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