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Belize Blue Hole: Dirty secret found at bottom of pristine natural wonder

belize blue hole: dirty secret found at bottom of pristine natural wonder
The celebration of the first divers to survey the bottom of Belize's giant sinkhole was tempered by the discovery that plastic pollution had beaten them to it.The Great Blue Hole draws the viewer and..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Walton Voices choir to hold concert focusing on the plastic pollution crisis

walton voices choir to hold concert focusing on the plastic pollution crisis
Choir members are passionate about tackling the global problem
Dorking Leatherhead Advertiser - Published Also reported by •Surrey Mirror

Videos for "Plastic Pollution"

Cyber threats and Fifty Shades | FirstFT [Video]Cyber threats and Fifty Shades | FirstFT  01:05

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs The FT’s Chris Nuttall provides a briefing of the day’s top stories, including President Barack Obama’s cyber security..

Financial Times - Published

Alex Scott launches Plastic Pollution Challenge [Video]Alex Scott launches Plastic Pollution Challenge  02:10

Alex Scott helped launch a new competition run by the Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue which encourages children to use less single-use plastic in their schools and communities.

Sky Sports UK - Published

Zero-Waste Store Popping Up To Combat All The Plastic In The World [Video]Zero-Waste Store Popping Up To Combat All The Plastic In The World  00:32

According to the Huffington Post, “zero-waste” stores, that do not use plastic, are popping up everywhere. This comes after more and more people are protesting the wasteful packaging many items..

Wochit News - Published

How to Be More Sustainable in 2019 [Video]How to Be More Sustainable in 2019  01:18

How to Be More Sustainable in 2019 Global pollution was a hot-button issue in 2018. So what changes can we make to be less wasteful? Use reusable shopping bags Pack a lunch every day Ditch paper towels..

Wibbitz Studio - Published

Woman Climbs Pier to Free Seagull From Plastic Wound Around Its Neck [Video]Woman Climbs Pier to Free Seagull From Plastic Wound Around Its Neck  00:49

A woman’s new year’s vacation briefly turned into a rescue mission on January 2 when she leapt on top of a pier in Saint Petersburg, Florida, to untangle a distressed seagull from a length..

Storyful Studio - Published

Bali farmer creates environmentally-friendly plastic from seaweed [Video]Bali farmer creates environmentally-friendly plastic from seaweed  02:47

A farmer in Bali has created environmentally-friendly plastic from seaweed, which he hopes will help Indonesia's plastic pollution problem.

Sky News UK Studios - Published

UK Wants to Double the Charge for Disposable Plastic Bags [Video]UK Wants to Double the Charge for Disposable Plastic Bags  01:00

It's part of the U.K.'s plan to eliminate avoidable plastic waste.

Newsy Studio - Published

Indian artist creates 'world's biggest Santa' - with 10,000 plastic bottles [Video]Indian artist creates 'world's biggest Santa' - with 10,000 plastic bottles  01:34

An Indian artist has created a giant Santa Claus on a beach by recycling plastic bottles to raise awareness for environmental issues.

Newsflare STUDIO - Published

Ajay Devgn urges people to beat plastic pollution [Video]Ajay Devgn urges people to beat plastic pollution  00:52

Actor Ajay Devgn has urged people to recycle plastic as it will help in combating pollution.

IANS INDIA - Published

Indonesians tackle pollution by going plastic free [Video]Indonesians tackle pollution by going plastic free  01:40

As Indonesia struggles with mountains of plastic waste going into landfills and polluting its rivers and oceans, grassroots movements are pushing for a zero-waste culture. Megan Revell reports.

Reuters Studio - Published

The Ocean Cleanup system isn’t capturing plastic as planned [Video]The Ocean Cleanup system isn’t capturing plastic as planned  01:18

A system designed to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean has not been collecting plastic.

Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me - Published

EU Agrees To Ban Single-Use Plastics Starting In 2021 [Video]EU Agrees To Ban Single-Use Plastics Starting In 2021  00:48

It's part of a larger initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030.

Newsy Studio - Published

The Ocean Cleanup system isn't capturing plastic—yet [Video]The Ocean Cleanup system isn't capturing plastic—yet  01:33

GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH — A system designed to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean has not been collecting plastic. According to Forbes, the Ocean Cleanup System 001..

TomoNews US - Published

Promising New Device for Pacific Plastic Clean-up Doesn't Seem To Work [Video]Promising New Device for Pacific Plastic Clean-up Doesn't Seem To Work  00:50

(CNN)A system intended to reduce plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean is not yet producing results after a couple of months at sea. The Ocean Cleanup System 001, a U-shaped floating barrier created..

Wochit - Published

Retailers promise to reduce glitter use over plastic pollution fears [Video]Retailers promise to reduce glitter use over plastic pollution fears  01:57

Several retailers, including Waitrose, have promised to phase out the use of glitter to prevent plastic pollution.

Sky News UK Studios - Published

Reducing a Deadly Problem for Sea Animals [Video]Reducing a Deadly Problem for Sea Animals  04:30

The devastating problem of plastic pollution in our oceans is well-known when it comes to land-based litter. But the most harmful form of marine litter, a lesser-known danger hidden at the bottom of..

Rumble - Published

Santa Cruz County bans small plastic hotel toiletry bottles [Video]Santa Cruz County bans small plastic hotel toiletry bottles  02:35

It's hoped the ban helps with plastic pollution in the ocean

KSBW - Published

Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture [Video]Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture  03:00

Plastic Whale Turns Plastic Waste into High End Furniture

Seeker - Published

The Blockchain Solution to Plastic [Video]The Blockchain Solution to Plastic  03:00

The Blockchain Solution to Plastic

Seeker - Published

Study finds microplastics in the guts of most sea turtles [Video]Study finds microplastics in the guts of most sea turtles  01:59

Plastic may be impacting sea turtles more than you might think. According to a new international study, plastic was found in the gut of every single sea turtle researchers examined, casting..

Rumble - Published

Ben Lecomte is Swimming Across the Pacific toRaise Awareness About Plastic Pollution [Video]Ben Lecomte is Swimming Across the Pacific toRaise Awareness About Plastic Pollution  01:57

Ben Lecomte is swimming across the Pacific to Ccollect and raise awareness about plastic pollution. This video, "<a target=_blank rel="nofollow noopener"..

Rumble - Published

Ben Lecomte is Swimming Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution [Video]Ben Lecomte is Swimming Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution  01:57

Ben Lecomte is swimming across the Pacific to Ccollect and raise awareness about plastic pollution. This video, "Ben Lecomte is Swimming Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution",..

NowThis News - Published

Plastic problem affects sea turtles [Video]Plastic problem affects sea turtles  01:48

Plastic has been found in nearly every sea turtle.

WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Published

Vets Remove Plastic Bag From Dying Sea Turtles Throat [Video]Vets Remove Plastic Bag From Dying Sea Turtles Throat  03:00

Vets Remove Plastic Bag From Dying Sea Turtles Throat

Seeker - Published

Black Plastic Is Everywhere And It Doesn’t Get Recycled, Here’s Why [Video]Black Plastic Is Everywhere And It Doesn’t Get Recycled, Here’s Why  04:44

Plastic pollution is estimated to be between 5.3 to 14 million tons every year and this is just from coastal regions. But there’s one plastic in particular that’s extra difficult to..

Rumble - Published

 

EU proposes banning microplastics by 2020 to combat pollution 

eu proposes banning microplastics by 2020 to combat pollution 
The tiny bits of plastic pollution in waterways and oceans are causing growing concern among scientists about their effect on marine ecosystems.
MailOnline - Published

Surfrider Foundation and REEF Expand the ‘Better Beach Alliance’ Internationally - After acquiring 33,092 volunteers and removing 227,580 pounds of pollution through 910 beach cleanups nationwide, the program expands to Europe.

Thursday, REEF and the Surfrider Foundation announced that they will collectively contribute to the removal of up to 300,000 pounds of plastic pollution and trash through the efforts of an anticipated..
GrindTV - Published

This Boat Made From 30,000 Flip-Flops Will Set Sail to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

this boat made from 30,000 flip-flops will set sail to raise awareness about plastic pollution
It’s a “plastic” revolution: A boat made entirely from recycled plastic — and 30,000 flip-flops — will set sail next week on an expedition across the Indian Ocean to to raise awareness of..
geek.com - Published

P&G CEO leads $1B effort to curb plastic pollution

Procter & Gamble Co. CEO David Taylor has been named chairman of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new organization of companies that have committed more than $1 billion to eliminate pollution in..
bizjournals - Published

NOVA Chemicals Joins Global Alliance as a Founding Member to Help End Plastic Waste in the Environment

Alliance to End Plastic Waste Members Commit $1 Billion Calgary, Alberta, Canada , Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Calgary, Alberta (January 16, 2019)* – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA..
GlobeNewswire - Published

Plastic warriors go to town

plastic warriors go to town
Campaign aims to cut off the flow of plastic pollution
North Devon Journal - Published Also reported by •Exeter Express and EchoWestern Morning NewsTiverton Mid Devon GazetteTorquay Herald Express

Loop Industries Issues Letter to Shareholders

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP) (“Loop” or the “Company”), a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, today issued the following..
GlobeNewswire - Published

Is The Hate Plastic Campaign Necessary? – OpEd

In recent years, around the world, vigorous and noisy anti-plastic campaign by the so called environmentalists and activists to stop using plastics for short term and long term need have been gaining..
Eurasia Review - Published

First free contact lens recycling scheme launched in UK to tackle plastic pollution

The free programme has been been available nationwide
Independent - Published

The True Complexity Of Plastic Pollution

While the number of plastics regulations is proliferating globally, how to deal with the problem of plastic pollution is complex, particularly when viewed through the prism of climate change and carbon..
OilPrice.com - Published

Mediaplanet Launches the “Climate Action” Campaign in Partnership with UN Goodwill Environment Ambassador, Ian Somerhalder.

Today’s cost of business on the environment is $4.7 trillion; this number represents the toll on the global health of people, species, and resources. NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 04, 2019 The..
PRWeb - Published

Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum – Analysis

By Santo D. Banerjee The concept of sustainable blue economy is gaining momentum, including at the highest levels of decision making, encouraging proponents of the growing movement to believe that..
Eurasia Review - Published

Pioneers tackle plastic waste at Cardiff University

pioneers tackle plastic waste at cardiff university
BBC Local News: South East Wales -- How chemical reactions could help Cardiff scientists help solve plastic pollution problems.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics
Paris: Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Terra DailyNews24Bangkok Post

UK Wants To Double The Charge For Disposable Plastic Bags

uk wants to double the charge for disposable plastic bags
Watch VideoThe U.K. is strengthening its push to reduce plastic waste. The country announced Wednesday it wants to double the amount customers are charged for disposable plastic bags.  Since..
Newsy - Published

Microorganisms That Eat Seaweed Can Create Biodegradable Plastic

microorganisms that eat seaweed can create biodegradable plastic
Ocean of Opportunity Earth’s oceans contain tens of millions of tons of plastic pollution. But a new technique that creates biodegradable plastics out of seaweed could finally give the oceans relief...
Futurism - Published

QUIZ: So you think you know about plastic pollution? Test your knowledge now

2018 brought a loud wake-up call crying about the great plastic footprint we’re leaving behind. But did you, indeed, wake up? Are you familiar with the scale of mismanaged plastic waste? Test your..
euronews - Published

Ajay Devgn appeals people to give up on plastic

The actor has called for beating plastic pollution.
Zee News - Published

Plastic Pollution And Oil Demand

Plastics pollution burst into the public consciousness in 2018, and is unlikely to retreat any time soon. Policy momentum to address plastics pollution has in fact been building for some time...
OilPrice.com - Published

Goa Liberation Day: Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant asks citizens to help make state free of plastic and pollution

Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant said that the state government is trying hard to make Goa plastic and pollution free, but the efforts can become fruitful only with the active participation..
Firstpost - Published

Five ways you can help save our oceans

five ways you can help save our oceans
Fish stocks under pressure, climate change-driven acidification and a rising tide of plastic pollution: we're hearing more about the plight of our oceans. But what can we do about it? As we head to the..
New Zealand Herald - Published

David Katz: How Can We Address Ocean Plastic Pollution And Poverty At The Same Time?

Millions of tons of plastic flow into the ocean each year. David Katz's Plastic Bank helps turn off the tap — and gives the poor an income source — creating a circular economy around plastic waste.
NPR - Published

MARKET REPORT: Blue Planet plastic alert sparks packaging company DS Smith's sale 

market report: blue planet plastic alert sparks packaging company ds smith's sale 
Since BBC's Blue Planet II drew consumers' attention to plastic pollution and its effect on the sea, plastic-making companies have stepped up their efforts to make new biodegradable materials.
MailOnline - Published

How edible seaweed could combat plastic pollution of seas

Pods hold promise of greener food and drink packaging
FT.com - Published

Police officer to row across the Atlantic in record bid

police officer to row across the atlantic in record bid
Dawn Wood hopes her record-breaking bid will raise awareness about plastic pollution.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

What Thailand needs to do to kick its plastic addiction

Today is plastic bag free day in Thailand. While this initiative is a good start, much more must be done. Last month, a dead whale was found in Indonesia with six kilogrammes of plastic in its stomach...
Bangkok Post - Published

Readers write: Dangers of plastic pollution, possible solution in charcoal, walk through little-seen aspects of Africa, and race against time

Letters to the editor for the Dec. 3, 2018 weekly magazine.
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Researchers find 100 per cent microplastic pollution in mussels from UK waters

researchers find 100 per cent microplastic pollution in mussels from uk waters
Plastic pollution found in every sample by University of Hull researchers
Hull Daily Mail - Published

Surf legend McNamara to clean up ocean that gave him fame

LISBON (Reuters) - Big wave surfer Garrett McNamara has launched a campaign to fight plastic pollution in the seas in an effort to "give back" to the ocean that gave him fame.
SBS - Published

Reusable coffee cup with a contactless chip will help fight plastic pollution

reusable coffee cup with a contactless chip will help fight plastic pollution
The 'Clever Cup' will be available in the UK and contains a chip in the silicone base to facilitate easy payment of coffee drinks. It is made out of recycled coffee cups.
MailOnline - Published

Kenya: Plastic Pollution Poses Threat to Water Resources

[Nation] The prospects of harnessing ocean and other water resources for economic growth could be endangered if plastic pollution, overfishing and other maritime threats such as piracy are not properly..
allAfrica.com - Published

Plastic pollution: Seal called Brian May swallows bag in Cornish waters

plastic pollution: seal called brian may swallows bag in cornish waters
BBC Local News: Cornwall -- Staff at a seal sanctuary were rocked at seeing what a pup named after the Queen guitarist had eaten.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

The Brief: Azov Sea, Brexit court case, and a plastic dragon

In this edition of the Brief: the EU reacts to the situation in the Azov Sea between Ukraine and Russia, the EU's top court rejects a case to annul Brexit and the EU commission sets out to 'slay the..
euronews - Published

After death of Billy the Pui O cow are hikers doing enough to cut out plastic pollution in Hong Kong’s country parks?

“Billy the Pui O cow”, who ran with the local buffalo at Pui O on Lantau Island, has died and the cause of death has been announced as from eating plastic. A statement on Monday from the..
S.China Morning Post - Published

Plastic pollution blights Nigerian city Port Harcourt

plastic pollution blights nigerian city port harcourt
Plastic pollution is blighting the lives of locals in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.
BBC News - Published

Slaying the plastic pollution dragon

A 3 metre tall dragon sculpture spewing plastic pollution gathered in beach cleanups has been erected in the EU institutions quarter of Brussels. It is an effort from those working to make the EU aware..
euronews - Published

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