Out in the Pacific lies one of our planets largest islands. Here, there are no golden beaches of sand. This island is made almost entirely from what we throw away. It is known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”
Go Smoke Free for the Sea
Cigarette butts are the most discarded waste item worldwide! These small filters account for approximately 766.6 million kilograms of rubbish each year. They are also the most common form of litter in our seas.
Bottom of the Food Chain – But Priceless!
What exactly makes the ocean a ‘Carbon Sink’? And, how can we ensure that our seas keep performing this vital role?
Microplastics can enter the body through the ingestion of food containing them. They also leach into food and water from plastic packaging.
Sustainable Christmas ideas without being the Grinch
Christmas is a good time to think about sustainability. It’s a time when indulgence and treats is taken to excess. A few simple changes will ease the pressure on the environment.
COP27 – The Highlights & Outcomes
Cop27 at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt was an important forum for tackling climate change. Here are some of the highlights from the conference.
Spooky Facts About Halloween; Plastic pollution.
In the UK, around 2000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated in the name of Halloween. It isn’t just the horror stories, it’s also the plastic pollution.
Forgotten Fishing Nets Haunting Our Oceans
Ghost nets aren’t a paranormal phenomenon. They are fishing nets that have been forgotten, lost or discarded at sea.
Oceans: Earth’s ally against climate change is now its victim
Oceans have protected the earth from the full consequences of greenhouse gas emissions. This ability is now being compromised.
Biodegradable Plastics: Friend or Foe?
Biodegradable plastics can break down faster than their petroleum-based counterparts. But just because it can biodegrade doesn’t mean it’s happening.