Scientists have discovered the Mediterranean equivalent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean currents are creating these microplastic “hotspots” deep in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a new paper published
A new study might explain why sea turtles ingest so much plastic. The findings, published on 9 March in Current Biology, provide evidence that the turtles mistake the smell of
Some ocean fish nurseries contain seven times more microplastics than fish, according to a sobering new study published on 11 November in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1).
The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands founded by young engineer Boyan Slat, has improved its plastic-collecting device. The latest version has finally captured and retained
Scientists recently discovered a type of plastic-eating bacteria that slowly munches away on plastic waste in the ocean (1). Now, scientists from the Technical University of Crete have shed some
Scientists have developed a new kind of plastic that can be re-manufactured back into the same type of plastic in a more sustainable way, without losing any quality or performance.
Mass tourism, excessive plastic use and poor waste management could turn the Mediterranean into a ‘sea of plastic,’ the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned. In a new report, WWF