Microfibers kill freshwater water fleas

Microfibers from polyester clothing are ingested by freshwater water fleas. Research carried out by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, has shown that the fleas died prematurely as a result. PET-bottles are being used as a raw material for polyester clo... Read More

Strong increase of plastic pollution Artic

Bremerhaven, 7 February 2017 – The garbage concentration at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean has grown. In one observation point even more than 20 times between 2002 and 2013, according to a research by the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven. Since 2002... Read More

SKY Ocean Rescue: Protect the oceans

London, January 2017 – Sky News has started the Ocean Rescue campaign to involve millions of viewers in the protection of the oceans. The British TV-broadcaster made an impressive documentary about the Plastic Soup for the campaign. A Plastic Tide premiere... Read More

Cosmetic products are full of plastic

Multinationals have promised changes, but consumers are still being exposed to dangerous health risks due to microplastics. Amsterdam, February 15, 2017 – A recent investigation by the Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) found that all large multinationals are s... Read More

Stranded whale full of plastic

Bergen (Norway), 1 February 2017 – At the end of January a sick Cuvier’s beaked whale washed up on the Norwegian island of Sotra. Attempts by the local fire brigade to save the mammal failed and it eventually had to be put down because it kept swimming bac... Read More

Microfibers Fallout

Paris, 17 January 2016 – For the first time ever, scientists have measured the atmospheric fallout of microfibers. In Paris, they counted the quantity of atmospheric microfiber fallout daily at two locations (inside the city of Paris itself and in a ... Read More
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