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Greenpeace as part of Break Free From Plastic presents a new way of exposing plastic...

Press release | 5 October, 2017 at 21:29

Malta, 5 October 2017 – A four-by-four meter dragon spitting single-use plastic was installed in front of the 'Our Ocean 2017' conference to highlight the global crisis of plastic pollution. The Break Free From Plastic movement is demanding that...

Greenpeace: 96% of litter found in Mediterranean Sea is plastic

Press release | 8 June, 2017 at 13:35

Madrid, June 8 2017 - A Greenpeace Spain report launched on World Oceans Day which puts numbers to the enormous problem of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea coincides with the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, setting sail in the region...

Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 January, 2017 1 comment

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t...

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 8 January, 2016 4 comments

We are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about EIGHT MILLION TONNES of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Plastic can be amazing. But when it’s reduced to disposable, throwaway...

What are microfibers and why are our clothes polluting the oceans?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 2 March, 2017 2 comments

Synthetic fibers could be a wonderful thing. Their production requires far less water than cotton and they don’t require toxic pesticides to grow. But does that make them environmentally friendly? Sadly not. The expansion of...

We can’t just recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis

Blog entry by Elvira Jiménez | 19 January, 2018 1 comment

Plastics are in the air. Not only literally . Everyone's talking about plastic pollution and the need to take action. You don’t need to be conducting a scientific research to see that plastic waste is invading our environment,...

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...

Story of a Spoon

Action | 15 October, 2015 at 10:00

This of course is about so much more than just a spoon. It is about the choices we make and how they influence the inflated role of consumption in our economy.

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 21 July, 2016 3 comments

After discovering that  170 types  of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

The Plastics Pollution of Manila Bay

Publication | 15 August, 2006 at 2:00

The beauty of Manila Bay is recounted in songs,poems,and stories of old. Historic battles have been fought and won in this body of water and its waters once teemed with fish and other marine life.

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