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We Made Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We're Drowning in It.
Bottles and other plastic waste are seen on the banks of the Arakawa River in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward on July 7. | COURTESY OF HIDESHIGE TAKADA
Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting ...
Marine debris and plastic pollution along the coastline of Haiti
Plastic microbeads and microfibres could be drying out in the sun and then get blown into
How to Eliminate Plastic Waste and Plastic Pollution with Science and Engineering
Styrofoam and polycarbonate find widespread usage for individual consumers. Polycarbonate is used in eyewear. Image by John A. Jaksich
Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem
Plastic microparticles found in flesh of fish eaten by humans
Plastic Waste in Kuta beach in Bali: At least 270,000 people die every year die from respiratory diseases related to burnt waste, while 8m tonnes of plastic ...
That convenience has led to rocketing production, and runaway waste, which has sent plastic fibers pouring into the environment and into our bodies.
Plastic trash on Kamilo Beach
Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic measuring 5 millimeters or less, are often the result of larger pieces of plastic breaking down on land before making it ...
Microplastic waste: This massive (tiny) threat to sea life is now in every ocean
... as microplastics, but as spectroscopic analyses such as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) are required in order to confirm this assumption, ...
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Plastic bottles and other marine debris cover a rocky beach in Curacao.
How does plastic end up in the ocean?
Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists
In 2014, an estimated 15 to 51 trillion microplastic particles were floating in the world's oceans, weighing between 93,000 and 236,000 tonnes.
How much plastic is there in the ocean?
80% of Ocean Plastic Comes From Land-Based Sources, New Report Finds
AGARTALA, TRIPURA - FEBRUARY 21: Labours can be seen working in a plastic recycle
Interactions of microplastic debris throughout the marine ecosystem | Nature Ecology & Evolution
Mountains of waste plastic
Top 10 Dangers of Plastic Pollution and How You Can Fight Back
The currents of the North Pacific gyre collect trash—mostly bits of microscopic plastic—
Plastic in the oceans is a growing problem. And it's not just ugly: Plastic
When accounting for the total mass, 92% of the debris found in the patch consists of objects larger than 0.5 cm, and three quarters of the total mass is ...
Durable chains. Plastics ...
Microplastic illustration image
Unlike many other human pollutants in the environment, plastic debris is very visible
AsianScientist (Oct. 19, 2017) – A study published in Environmental Science & Technology reports that plastic from ten rivers in the world—eight of which ...
Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and Land
Plastic waste on Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Graphic design: Samantha Morton
80% of Ocean Plastic Comes From Land-Based Sources, New Report Finds - EcoWatch
Plastic planet: How tiny plastic particles are polluting our soil
About 75 per cent of all plastics that wind up in the ocean originate on land and are transported via rivers. Insufficient garbage handling makes rivers in ...
Image: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
A mangrove forest in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa is festooned with plastic rubbish washed in with the
Metals can accumulate on the surface of plastic trash, researchers have found. Sutanta Aditya/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Plastic trash breaks down easily on beaches, contributing a lot of the oceans' microplastics. Christophe Launay/Getty
Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics
Stop plastic pollution at the source.
A person pulls plastic from the ocean.
Plastic Pollution in the Ocean — and How You Can Help Prevent It
Accumulated plastic debris on Direction Island.
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Plastic pollutions infographic
Plastic waste mars the shoreline near Athens (Cover: Getty Images/Milos Bicanski)
How Does Your Plastic Bag Get Into the Ocean?
Comparison of floating plastic debris size distributions > 10 km offshore in this study (n = 712) and in Cózar et al. (n = 3756).
To be disposed of, though, plastic waste must be collected. In Europe, America and other developed places, virtually all of it is.
Credit: Shutterstock. Top sources of plastic ocean waste
Big chunks of plastic, like the ones floating here, are obvious to see. But tiny pieces are scattered through the oceans too. A new project aims to find out ...
Tyres and synthetic clothes 'big cause of microplastic pollution'
How Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of Waste Management
plastic trash Credit: CC0 Public Domain
Recycling: poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports – this could make the system fairer
The environmentThe known unknowns of plastic pollution
A purple hermit crab in a plastic container