Tag Archive for 'ocean pollution'

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.

Electrolux draws attention to plastic in the ocean by producing five unique vacuum cleaners made with marine debris

November 4th, 2010 by Electrolux plc

Electrolux has produced five unique vacuum cleaners that have been made from plastic waste collected from the world’s oceans – the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The ‘Vac from the Sea’ initiative aims to raise awareness about the marine plastic problem, by collecting ocean plastic […]

Guernsey Beachwatch volunteers out in force to collect litter on 18 & 19 September 2010

September 16th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

On 18 and 19 September 2010 hundreds of Islanders will be combing the Island’s beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society annual Beachwatch survey, which is organised locally by the Environment Department. Beachwatch is the largest annual beach litter clean and survey in the UK, with thousands of volunteers combining efforts to clean dozens […]