What do oceans plastics consist of?

Of the 8 million tons of plastic that enters the world’s oceans every year, 80% originates from land-based everyday post-consumer waste leakage, such as plastic bags, yoghurt pots, toothbrushes, plastic bottles, cigarette lighters, plastic...

Where do ocean plastics come from?

The increase in the use of plastic worldwide correlates with increasing incomes, growing economies and rising consumption in fast-growing emerging markets, compounded by under-developed waste management systems in these countries. There are 192 coastal...

How did things get so bad

Plastics and plastic packaging have become increasingly dominant in the consumer marketplace since their commercial development in the 1930s and are now used in every aspect of modern living. It is fair to say...

The effects of oceans plastics

The Convention on Biological Diversity in 2012, counted 663 species affected by marine debris. Nearly 90% of the impacts were associated with plastic debris and about 15% of the species affected through entanglement and...

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