The scourge of microplastics

Right now there are more than 51 trillion pieces of microplastic in our oceans - that's more that 500 times the number of stars in our galaxy.These plastic particles affect every part of our oceans. It's contaminated the darkest reaches of the Mariana Trench, over 10km deep. It becomes frozen into icebergs and Arctic sea ice. Plastic is even affecting volcanoes, … Continue reading The scourge of microplastics

Curbing the scourge of microplastics

“If only our species would realise that the consequences of our pollution effects all life on Earth, then perhaps we'd change our behaviour,” said Ian "Garbage Warrior" Dommisse, founder of Ecobrick Exchange. “Continuing to use single-use plastics is like burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the plastic won’t find its way into … Continue reading Curbing the scourge of microplastics