The plastic polluters won 2019- and we’re running out of time to stop them

Further steps have been taken to clean up beaches and seas in 2019 but much more needs to be done The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent […]

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Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time. Boyan Slat, […]

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Mismanaged waste ‘kills up to a million people a year globally’

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found. Municipal waste […]

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Antarctica: plastic contamination reaches Earth’s last wilderness

Traces of microplastics and hazardous chemicals found in majority of snow and ice samples taken earlier this year Plastic and tracings of hazardous chemicals have been found in Antarctica, one of the world’s last great wildernesses, according to a new study. Researchers spent three months taking water and snow samples from remote areas of the […]

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Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice

Samples taken from five locatings saw concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of ocean ice Scientists have found a record quantity of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, creating concern about the impact on marine life and human health. Up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles were found per litre of ocean […]

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EU proclaims war on plastic waste

Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Plastic EU declares war on plastic garbage Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tue 16 Jan 2018 […]

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Plastics found in stomaches of deepest sea animals

Very fretting observing from nearly 11 km deep confirms were afraid that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been received with plastic in their stomachs, confirming were afraid that manmade fibers have polluted the most remote places on the planet. The study, led […]

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Post-Mortem On Thirteen Beached Sperm Whales Found Their Stomachs Full Of Plastic

A post-mortem on 13 sperm whales that washed ashore near the town of Toenning in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, detected plastic in their belly. The whales likely died of cardiac and circulatory failure from starvation, however , not via the rubbish in their intestines. Still, the belly contentswhich include a 13 -meter-long( 43 -foot-long) fishermans net and […]

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