Plastic Pollution in The Ocean

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Plastic Free July press conference highlights important legislation
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, State Rep. David Gomberg, State Rep. Janeen Sollman, the Surfrider Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Environment Oregon, and Oceana united at a press …
Microplastics wash out of your clothing and into the ocean. Some simple fixes could help
Every time we wash our synthetics, little bits of plastic leach out of our clothes, swirl down the drain, and make their way into the ocean.Those tiny …
Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis
Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realise the devastating consequences Earth 21 July 2021 By Graham Lawton …
Plastic pollution is nearing irreversible tipping point, experts warn
The world may be approaching an irreversible tipping point for plastic pollution, a group of scientists is warning, with impacts for both the environment and wider society. …
Microplastics reach Lut desert
Microplastics reach Lut desert – Tehran Times
Researchers are now using hurricane-tracking satellites to combat ocean microplastics
 Have you ever wondered how scientists even begin to study things like patterns in ocean pollution and movements of microplastics? Better yet, you can probably imagine the …
Plastic is far more toxic than we thought
You know that phthalates and flame retardants are toxic. But a new study finds that a quarter of all chemicals in plastics could be equally harmful to …
Sri Lanka probing deaths of sea animals following ship fire
The carcasses of five dolphins and more than 30 sea turtles have been found along the western coast of Sri Lanka after the burning of a cargo …
UNDP World Oceans Day celebration calls for innovation in achieving a sustainable ocean economy
New York – The ocean or ‘blue’ economy represents some $2.3 trillion in market goods and services, from fisheries to tourism to shipping; if the ocean were …
Ocean largely littered with takeaway food and drink items, study finds
Almost half of the litter found in the world’s oceans is plastic made by takeaway food and drinks, new research has shown.In the first comprehensive study of …
Marine Conservation Society
Every year, as part of Plastic Free July, we help our supporters to look closely at their buying habits and help them to make informed choices to …
Research on ocean plastic surging, U.N. report finds
<!—-> Plastic is increasingly ubiquitous, even in remote ocean waters. These microscopic pieces were found in the Arctic Ocean. ELISA MARTI and ANDRES CÓZAR/University of Cádiz By …
Ocean scientists tell G7 to agree on polar regions and plastic pollution
G7 leaders should act to protect the world’s oceans by pushing for agreements on plastic pollution and protecting the Arctic and Antarctic, experts said. Politicians meeting in …