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Microplastics and our planet: Part 3–addressing cosmetic products

One of the major sources of microplastics in the ecosystem is from cosmetics products, especially those that deliberately contain plastic particles for exfoliat…

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2021/04/22

Microplastics and our planet: Part 2 – developing a strategy

It is well documented that microplastics present a major problem for life on Earth and the problem is accelerating. How can humanity move away from its reliance…

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2021/04/13

Microplastics and our planet: Part 1 – looking at the problem

Plastics have made life easier across the planet, not least due to the material being lighter, easy to mold and easy to clean. At the same time, humanity has cr…

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2021/04/06

Koh Phi Phi Divers Partner with Local Community to Clean Tonsai Bay During COVID-19 Lockdown

As the COVID-19 global pandemic carries on, the world stands still. International travel restrictions have turned tourist hotspots, recently teeming with life, …

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2020/09/10

Essential Science: Major build up of microplastics on sea floor

British researchers have shown the highest yet-recorded levels of microplastics on the seafloor. The new count reveals 1.9 million pieces of the pollutant in a …

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2020/08/21

‘Ghost’ fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and…

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2020/01/27

The Effect of Plastics on Your Health and the Environment

Welcome to the plastic planet: Of the 9.1 billion tons of it we’ve churned out since the 1950s, roughly half was produced in the last decade or so, accord…

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2019/10/25