Entries in plastic (7)

Wednesday
Nov152017

The Growing Islands of  Plastic

People are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues, including the pollution of our oceans. The seas are becoming a dumping ground for non-degradable waste and plastic never disappears, and it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, in this article we explore some of the devastating effects of marine plastic pollution and what can be done about it.

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Monday
Dec052016

Top 5: Innovative Eco-Friendly Strategies

There is often a lack of harmony in the human world we make for ourselves, whether it's through pollution, urbanisation or environmental neglect. But there are ecofriendly innovations that have worked to redress the balance and lessen our impact on the natural world, all while benefitting society.

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Thursday
Mar102016

The Ocean Cleanup

It’s no secret that we’ve been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It’s probably also no secret that most of what’s dumped are not natural materials either. In recent months, microbeads have stolen the headlines for being the villain of the polluted ocean piece. It goes deeper than that, though.

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Monday
Nov232015

What a Load of Rubbish: The Problems of the Platisphere 

A group of marine biologists stand in full protective gear surveying the scene in front of them, which is something of a mess. The 15-meter long sperm whale carcass, which is draped across the Tainan coastline, would be a cause for attention on most days, but this whale is about to achieve a level of notoriety that most others have not. It is full of plastic. 

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Thursday
Nov272014

Fantastic Fungus Fortuitously Feeds on Problematic Plastic

As our world becomes more and more industrialised, our production of waste has been increasing -- and increasingly problematic. Plastic in particular is a major issue, causing severe damage to wildlife and environment alike. A new type of fungus, discovered in the Amazon, may put us on our way to discover a biological method to plastic degradation.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Going Green: San Francisco Bans Bottled Water

When October 2014 hits later this year, San Francisco will become the first major American city to impose a bottled-water ban.

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Friday
Aug302013

How to save sea turtles from at home and abroad

Globally, the increase in plastic use is having serious problems on wildlife because of the large amount of time it takes to biodegrade, and the toxic additives it adds to the ocean.

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