Center for International Environmental Law News Release UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution NAIROBI. Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a specialist group tasked with examining options to combat marine plastic pollution. In a resolution adopted at the 3rd […]
Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Scientists collected amphipods from the Mariana Trench and other deep-sea trenches, finding they had man-made fibers in their guts. Credit: Newcastle University No spot in the ocean has escaped the rain of plastic pollution. Not even the bottom of the Mariana Trench. A […]
Author: Craig Moran Posted on: fairobserver| November 6st, 2017 Can waste-to-energy technology help solve the global plastic pollution crisis? When it comes to plastic pollution, it turns out there is a list of worst offenders. According to new research, just 10 rivers — eight of them in Asia — are responsible for up […]
Pretoria: 23 October 2017 The battle against global marine pollution has been given a massive boost following an announcement by the Norwegian government of the setup of a fund totaling NOK150-million (or R258-million) for use in efforts to combat marine waste. In a statement, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Børge Brende said marine litter […]
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A team from Exeter University discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas hundreds of miles from land which until recently were covered by ice all year round. Large plastic pieces break down into ‘microplastics’ which are consumed by wildlife and are then passed up the food chain. The expedition was able to go further into the […]