Pollution

Malta – The Air We Breathe

Strange as it may seem, the majority of people have forgotten or do not understand what keeps them alive. It must be a sort of amnesia or a type of stupor. Politicians in particular, please listen up. We live because we breathe clean air, drink fresh water, eat healthy food, and have …

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Plastic: Stop it at the Border

We are fascinated by plastic, its look and usefulness, and have totally ignored the collateral damage it causes to our health and in the environment. The extent of the damage being caused to our life supporting Earth is mind blowing and this has finally reached global public awareness. Of the …

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The Lies about Plastic

It is important to understand where plastic comes from and who is benefitting from the wholesale devastation of our planet. Over 99% of plastic is produced from chemicals that are derived almost entirely from fossil fuels i.e. Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and crude oil. For this reason plastic manufacturing plants are …

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Massive Air Pollution from Shipping

Large ships currently use heavy fuel oil with 3.5% sulphur. This needs to go down to at least 0.5% (one seventh). The problem apparently is that reducing the toxic emissions would double the cost for ship operators. It seems that in shipping and political circles human life has a …

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Cruise Liners are Heavy Air Polluters

Passengers on cruise ships could be exposing themselves to dangerous levels of pollution, according to an investigation by UK’s Channel 4’s Dispatches team that found some public areas on the ships’ decks were more polluted than the world’s worst-affected cities. The undercover …

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Cigarettes Kill Wildlife

Smoking kills 7 million people a year globally, and it scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. Details of the environmental cost …

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Plastic in Tap & Bottled Water Worldwide

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in tap and bottled water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular bottled water brands found …

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What are Micro-Plastics?

Micro-plastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimetres long which are harmful to life in the oceans and to our health. Micro-plastics come fr…

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