The World's deepest trench, 36.000 feet underwater, also known as the Mariana Trench, is now the house of a plastic bag that managed to make its way through. Scientists said this is the world's deepest known piece of trash that we know of.
Things are moving fast in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Starting July 1, Vanuatu will ban plastic bags, plastic straws and polystyrene foam containers in order to protect the environment, following an announcement made in January this year.
Traveling is one of the least environmentally friendly thing that we can do, but with a bit of preparation and planning, you can easily reduce your carbon footprint and your environmental impact. Discover our tips for an eco-friendly vacation!
During the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, the whaling industry reduced the population of humpback whales across the globe to near extinction. But now, the large mammals known for their haunting songs may be bouncing back in some places. Recently, more female humpbacks in the Southern Ocean are giving birth to more calves, reports Karen Weintraub for The New York Times.
U.S Mc Donald’s shareholders will vote on May 24 on a proposal to launch a study aiming at analyzing the business risks of using plastic straws. But the chain’s board of directors are urging them to vote against. Read more.
Help fight against plastic pollution by reducing your plastic consumption, without affecting your lifestyle: read all our easy tips.
Companies are taking a pledge to fight against plastic pollution by promising to eliminate single-use packaging through smarter design. The UK plastics pact, as it is called, sees 40 companies such as Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble or the supermarket chain Asda, join forces with the government and trade associations.
One of the promises made by the companies that joined the pact is to make 100% of plastic packaging ready for recycling or composting by 2025.
The best way to end plastic pollution in our oceans is to break up with plastic, once and for all. Discover in this video by the BBC five easy ways to reduce and stop your plastic consumption, for a plastic-free life!
Oceans plastic pollution has just set a new record, three times higher than its previous level. 12,000 microparticles of plastics were found per litre. Read the story.