Plastic Pollution News
Children's mental health affected by plastic
A recent study of children between of the ages of 12 - 18 years old 'found 82 per cent felt hopeless about plastic waste and 25 per cent blamed adults for the single-use plastic waste problem'.Read more
Shocker...Plastic Pollution makes seabirds sick
A recent study has concluded that seabirds have lower blood calcium levels, becoming smaller/lighter, the their wing lengths are decreasing.
They are eating plastic from the ocean.
BabyLegs - let's go trawl for ocean plastic!
Want to find out if nearby waterway's are polluted with micro-plastic? Well, head over to kickstarter and pre-order your BabyLegs kit now. BabyLegs is a simple, do-it-yourself kit that allows you to test any body of water for its plastic pollution contents.Read more
#ZeroWaste Travel Tips
Want to reduce your impact on the environment when traveling? Look no further than lonleyplanet.com's '7 simple tips for reducing waste when flying'!Read more
Interacting with Climate Change - See How Much Your City has Changed
It's hard to argue with numbers. That's what the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team is counting on.Read more
Plastic Clamshell Packaging - Hard to Open, Harder to Recycle
Have you ever sliced your hand open trying to cut through a plastic clamshell package? The plastic is super thick and the edges are heat-sealed together making it seem like an impossible task to get to the product that you just purchased. Although customers seem to hate it, more and more clamshells show up in retails stores everyday.Read more
Cigarette Butts:A Deadly Microplastic?
Straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles - these are the poster children for plastic pollution. We have all seen the horrifying images of sea life struggling to survive with these items wrapped around their necks or worse yet - filling their stomachs. Even with all of this attention on the problem, one of the most littered items on the planet is not usually connected to the plastic pollution crisis: cigarette filters (or butts).Read more