Video shows plastic entering the food chain

Arrow worms are transparent torpedo-shaped animals. They live in the sea from zooplankton. For the first time a film has been made showing how an arrow worm ingests a plastic microfiber. The digestive canal of an arrow worm (Sagitta setosa) is the same len... Read More

Plastic pellets pollute British beaches

A large part of the British coastline is polluted with plastic pellets, small grains that are used in the production of plastic products. This was reported in a survey in The Great Nurdle Hunt, an initiative that found pellets on 203 (73%) of the 279 teste... Read More

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
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