‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Sprawling with More Debris than Thought

An enormous area of rubbish floating in the Pacific Ocean is teeming with far more debris than previously thought, heightening alarm that the world’s oceans are being increasingly choked by trillions of pieces of plastic. The sprawling patch of detritus – spanning 1.6m sq km, (617,763 sq miles) more than …

Plastic Pollution Endangering UK Wildlife, Greenpeace Finds

Wildlife along the UK coastline is under threat from mounds of plastic pollution caused by discarded plastic bags, bottles, fishing nets and microplastics, campaigners will warn today. A two-month expedition by Greenpeace around the coastal waters of Scotland in May and June has uncovered evidence of plastic pollution seriously damaging …