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The trash vortex

Topic | 1 March, 2014 at 13:00

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,...

Greenpeace activists call on G20 to act for plastic-free oceans

Press release | 1 June, 2017 at 14:26

Bremen, 1 June 2017 – Greenpeace Germany activists took to the water today in protest against the world’s worsening marine plastic pollution crisis and called on the G20 countries to take concrete steps to adopt solutions and reduce the use of...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in...

Press release | 22 September, 2017 at 5:14

Manila, 22 September 2017 - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30...

Personal care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies...

Press release | 20 July, 2016 at 4:00

Seoul, 20 July 2016 – A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies (1), published today by Greenpeace East Asia, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from their products. The ranking shows that voluntary...

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | 23 December, 2016

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

Plastic Debris in the World's Oceans

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

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...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 October, 2017 1 comment

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 February, 2016 4 comments

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

Charting a plastic free future in Taiwan

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 20 December, 2017

By now, we have all heard about and seen multiple shocking images of plastic pollution in oceans. Whether it’s the  seahorse with its tail wrapped around an earbud , or the  remote island  paradise turned into a plastic nightmare, it’s...

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