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The trash vortex

Topic | 1 March, 2014 at 12:00

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish,...

Plastic Debris in the World's Oceans

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 0:00

It is probably a common conception that marine debris consists of just a few pieces of rubbish scattered along the strand line of beaches and is of no harm to anyone. Unfortunately this is not the case. Marine debris has become a pervasive...

Plastic Arctic

Blog entry by Clare Miller | 1 September, 2011 6 comments

For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind...

Defending Our Oceans Tour - Hawaii Trash

Image | 28 July, 2009 at 12:17

The beaches of Hawaii were our first taste of what was to come on this leg of the expedition. The impact of the trash vortex and plastic pollution on our oceans and beaches.

Cyberactivists in Japan halt introduction

Image | 1 January, 2004 at 0:00

Cyberactivists in Japan halt introduction of recycling-unfriendly and unreturnable plastic bottles when beer manufacture Asahi bows to citizen pressure.

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