Tag Archive for 'plastic'

Jack Johnson says single-use plastic is not so fantastic

December 1st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Jack Johnson sang at a concert and to school children about the environmental impact of single-use plastic bags in Rebecca Hosking‘s acclaimed film “Message in the Waves“. Jack Johnson & Kokua Hawaii Foundation encourage you to be plastic free.  

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 […]

Contaminated Gulf of Mexico oil booms recycled into plastic parts for Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car

January 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Plastic: Where do you think it goes?

October 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

TED presentation by Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Common plastics and their recycling symbols

October 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The table of common plastics and their symbols is published in the Guidance on Applying the Waste Hierarchy Currently only Plastic No. 1 (PET, PETE) and Plastic No. 2 (HDPE) can be recycled at Guernsey’s Bring Banks.  However a Guernsey recycling business is looking at the feasibility of recycling Plastic No. 5. Marks & Spencers […]

8 June 2010 has been designated No Plastic Day

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

No Plastic Day is a world wide event intended to bring awareness of the over-consumption of disposable plastic goods such as plastic bags and bottles. It is well known that there are floating islands of garbage in most of the world’s oceans. The huge amounts of plastic trash we all discard daily doesn’t decompose, doesn’t […]

The Private Life of Plastic – a Straight 8 Film Competition entry by Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez

August 19th, 2008 by Lindsay

Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez entered this film for the 2008 Straight 8 film Competition.  This competition requires contestants to make a short film on one cartridge of super 8 mm film without editing. This super 8 film looks at how plastic bags and bottles are damaging the ecosystem.  The film takes the form […]

Plastic Bag facts

February 19th, 2008 by Rosie

One hundred thousand animals die each year from plastic. After an animal dies from ingesting plastic the body decomposes and the plastic is then released back into the environment to kill another animal. 46,000 pieces of plastic debris floats on or just below the surface of every square mile of the world’s oceans. 47% of […]