Tag Archive for 'plastic pollution'

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 […]

Plastic in sea alters marine ecology

May 9th, 2012 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by Ph.D. graduate student researcher Miriam Goldstein at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. In 2009 an ambitious group of graduate students led the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition […]

Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean on 24 & 25 March 2012

March 19th, 2012 by Surfers Against Sewage

SAS needs your hands on the beach on 24 and 25 March 2012. The annual SAS Big Spring Beach Clean has been removing marine litter from UK beaches for many years with the help of community volunteers. SAS are calling on the coastal communities across the British Isles to join them for the SAS Big […]

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.

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 […]

New international co-operation to tackle marine debris and litter

March 31st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world’s seas and oceans. Despite decades of efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris, such as discarded plastic, abandoned fishing nets and industrial waste, there is evidence that […]

Most plastics release estrogenic chemicals according to paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives

March 11th, 2011 by Environmental Health Perspectives

A paper published in March 2011 in the peer-reviewed open-access monthly journal Environmental Health Perspectives finds that most plastics contain chemicals with estrogenic activity that leach even if they are advertised as Bisphenol A (BPA) free. The paper “Most Plastic Products Release Estrogenic Chemicals: A Potential Health Problem That Can Be Solved” states that “almost […]

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 […]

Crew member wanted to join 5 Gyres and Electrolux expedition to survey and record plastic pollution in the ocean

January 5th, 2011 by Karin Schollin

Electrolux and the world-renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition to trawl the oceans for plastic. Electrolux and 5 Gyres are inviting one devotee to join the expedition through Beagle Channel to Valdivia, Chile as a part of the crew. Within the framework of the Vac from the sea project, Electrolux […]

Electrolux highlights shortage of recycled plastic by looking for it in the ocean

November 4th, 2010 by Electrolux plc

Electrolux is now embarking on a quest. We are going to collect plastic debris from the oceans, and from it, produce a collection of vacuum cleaners — from the sea. During the summer of 2010, environmental organizations around the world collected marine debris from the oceans and sent to home appliance maker Electrolux. From this […]