Plastic superhighway: the awful truth of our hidden ocean waste

June 16, 2020 We called the competition Who Found the Weirdest Thing? So far, the entries that day were a motorcycle helmet, a lithium battery covered with scary stickers asking that we return it to the military, and a toy dinosaur. The dinosaur was warm from the sun and starting to degrade. The ocean had…

NRDC – 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Help keep our marine life from eating and swimming in garbage. January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler While soaking up the relaxing cadence of crashing waves on the beach, no one wants to think about how the ocean has basically become garbage soup. But here’s the buzz-killing reality: There are millions of tons of debris floating…

Tiny plastic, big problem

Scientists find that tiny pieces of plastic travel great distances, threatening the ocean ecosystem By Alison Pearce Stevens Pieces of plastic float here in ocean water. This pollution is a growing problem, and not just because it’s ugly: Plastic can kill many kinds of marine life. Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches.…

PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS

An informative and interactive educational experience with a video link and quiz included that teaches students about the effects of plastic pollution in our oceans.

This disturbing map shows just how much plastic is floating in our oceans

  Drowning in plastic … the quarter of a million tonnes of plastic charted by a new survey may be only part of the picture.  Image: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo Five trillion individual pieces, weighing a total of 268,000 tonnes. When the numbers are so big, it’s difficult to take in the full scale of the problem…

Plastics in the Ocean Affecting Human Health

Author: Gianna Andrews This case study by students of Geology and Human Health course in the Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University. Learn more about this project. Over a few decades, humans have managed to dump tons upon tons of garbage into the ocean. Of the most devastating elements of this pollution is that…

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