Plastic Pollution in The Ocean

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Microplastics making their way up to belugas in Arctic through prey, says new study
Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Life Food Almost 80 per cent of the particles found in the stomachs of fish studied come from textiles and clothing that …
Paint flakes most abundant microplastic particles after fibers
A new report suggests that paint flakes could be one of the most abundant type of microplastic particles found in the ocean. As with other types of …
Wilmington, NC, partners with groups, businesses to cut plastic waste
Tricia Monteleone, left, vice president of Plastic Ocean Project Inc., and Bonnie Monteleone, the group’s executive director, pose during an event in September at Waterline Brewing Co. …
Environmental groups push for Pittsburgh plastic bag ban
Environmental advocacy nonprofit PennEnvironment released a letter Wednesday signed by 100 Pittsburgh businesses and organizations in support of a plastic bag ban, an ordinance expected to come …
Democrats weigh first nationwide fee on plastic in U.S. budget negotiations
Bales of hard-to-recycle plastic waste are seen piled up at Renewlogy Technologies in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on May 17, 2021. REUTERS/George FreyWASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) …
Maritime rope could be adding billions of microplastics to the ocean every year
New research compared a variety of synthetic ropes commonly used in the maritime industry. Credit: University of Plymouth The hauling of rope on maritime vessels could result …
Scooping plastic out of the ocean is a losing game
Article body copy A garbage truck turns off the road, engine rumbling, brakes wheezing, and the smell of rot trailing in its wake. The truck stops short …
Ocean Cleanup struggles to fulfill promise to scoop up plastic at sea
VICTORIA, Canada, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Docked at a Canadian port, crew members returned from a test run of the Ocean Cleanup's system to rid the Pacific …
Formosa pays $2.8M in air pollution fines at its Point Comfort plant
Formosa Plastics Group has agreed to pay $2.85 million in fines for violating federal air pollution laws after a series of fires and explosions at its petrochemical manufacturing …
Goa's Sal River contaminated by microplastics; fish, shellfish laced with polymers
Representational image(IANS)Water, sediments and biota (animal and plant life) in the Sal river—a major water body in South Goa—are contaminated with microplastics (MPs), the most common being …
Social cost of plastic made in 2019 is more than India’s GDP, says WWF report
Plastic made in 2019 will cost the environment and society about $3.7 trillion – or more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of India – over its …
Cape Fur seal entanglement, the horrifying reality
In a recent study, Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Sea Search-Namibian Dolphin Project and Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) found that hundreds of Cape Fur seals are entangled each year, mainly …
Harbour project to raise awareness of marine litter
6 hours agoA group which is installing a boom made of marine litter at a harbour in Devon hopes the structure will make people more aware of …
Valérie Langlois, Marc Lebordais: Tiny plastic residues threaten Atlantic and Guadeloupean oysters
Our daily use of plastic products is having direct consequences on the health of animals. Roughly one per cent of plastic waste ends up in aquatic and …
Coca-Cola most common littered brand on UK beaches, says study
Coca-ColaCoca-Cola most common littered brand on UK beaches, says studyCalls for deposit return scheme now, with report tracing 65% of branded packaging pollution back to 12 firms …
87 percent of American shoppers concerned about plastics, packaging waste: Poll
A recent survey found that 84 percent of U.S. shoppers said that they are concerned about plastic and packaging waste.Consumer Brands/Ipsos polled 1,530 people in July and …
Push to curb plastics use on cruise ships
By Stavros Nikolaou The deputy ministry of shipping and Cypriot scientists are joining forces to develop greater environmental awareness about plastic pollution from cruise ships. According to …
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 …