Tag Archive for 'plastic litter'

La Société Marine Section invites you to film screening of ‘Message in the Waves’ on 5th December 2017

October 30th, 2017 by La Société Guernesiaise

La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section is showing the film ‘Message in the Waves‘ about plastic litter in the ocean at Frossard Theatre, Candie Museum on Tuesday 5th December at 19:30. La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section revisits this poignant film 10 years after it first helped raise awareness of the extent of marine litter pollution around the world and […]

Continuing effort to keep Guernsey sea shore and coastal areas litter free on 20 and 21 July 2013

July 15th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The next Bailiwick of Guernsey Coastal Clean Up organised by the States of Guernsey Environment Department will be held on the weekend of 20 and 21 July 2013. The first Guernsey Coastal Clean Up in 2010 was part of the world-wide celebrations for the International Year of Biodiversity. Families, companies, schools and voluntary organisations are […]

Thoughtful shoppers say ‘No’ to plastic bags

November 20th, 2012 by Project Aware

According to Project Aware an estimated 500,000,000,000 to 1,000,000,000,000 plastic bags are thrown away every year. Many of these plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose, and if they decompose while buried in landfills they produce gases harmful to our environment.

5 Gyres shows the plastic pollution film ‘bag it’ on 18 December 2011

December 15th, 2011 by Events

5 Gyres brings to our attention the pervasiveness of plastic in our environment with their screening of the award winning film ‘bag it‘ through the online Constellation service. The film is being shown at 2030 EST (US eastern seaboard time zone) on 18 December 2011.

Sir David Attenborough discusses the impact of excessive packaging and the harm caused by ocean borne plastic

August 3rd, 2011 by Richard Lord

 

Guernsey’s Environment Department organises coastal clean-up campaign

July 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Following the success of the first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up campaign last year the States of Guernsey Environment Department is organising the campaign again for 2011. The Coastal Clean-up will be held over the weekends of 16 and 17 July and 23 and 24 July 2011. The first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up in 2010 was part of […]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers find plastic in nine percent of ‘garbage patch’ fishes

July 3rd, 2011 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Marine plastic pollution is a main emerging issue in the 2011 UNEP Year Book

February 21st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

One of the two main emerging issues highlighted in the Year Book 2011 is a need for more intensified research on the impact of plastics entering the oceans. There is growing concern over the impact of billions of pieces of plastic, both large and small, on the health of the global marine environment. New research […]

Beachwatch 2010 clean-up of the northern end of Les Pecqueries Bay

September 28th, 2010 by Jannine and Paul Birtwistle

During Beachwatch weekend on 18 and 19 September 2010, a team of volunteers collected litter from the northern end of Les Pecqueries Bay on the north-west coast of Guernsey.  The total number of items collected was much higher this year.  As is the case every year there were several hundred shotgun cartridges from the shooting […]