What a Plastic Garbage Patch in our Oceans Looks Like

The most famous example of an ocean gyre’s tendency to collect our trash is the Great Pacific Garbage patch located within the North Pacific Gyre (shown here). While this is the most infamous garbage patch, it is not the only one in the ocean.

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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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Oceans without fish by 2048

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) stated “More than 30% of the world’s fisheries have been pushed beyond their biological limits and are in need of strict …

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Microfibres Pollution – Greenpeace International

The expansion of fast fashion wouldn’t be possible without polyester. Relatively cheap and easily available, polyester is now used in about 60% of our clothes. Polyester is plastic. But, if we take into account the fossil fuels used in its production, CO2 emissions for polyester clothing are nearly three times higher than for cotton!

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What are Microplastic and Microbeads?

Microplastic are small plastic pieces less than five millimetres long which are harmful to life in the oceans and to our health. Microplastic come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic debris that degrades into smaller and smaller pieces.

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Ocean Acidification Explained

Italian marine biologist, graphic designer, and communicator, Tullio Rossi, explains the science of ocean acidification, its effect on baby fish, and …

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