The European Commission has announced that it is to take steps to tackle plastic pollution by introducing new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. The proposal sets out a number of measures designed to prevent and reduce the negative impact that disposable plastic items have on the environment, particularly on marine habitats, where there harmful … More EU takes action on plastic
For the first time in twenty years, turtles have hatched at Versova beach in Mumbai after a major beach clean-up drive. Versova beach, on Mumbai’s north-west coast, had previously been one of India’s capital’s dirtiest beaches. The piles of plastic waste in some places had reached as much as 1.67m in height. This had made … More Turtles return to Mumbai after beach clean-up
Everyone loves the sparkle of glitter, especially at Christmas, but whilst these shiny bits of plastic are perfect for decorating Christmas cards and baubles, not to mention ourselves and our party outfits, there are growing concerns about the effect they’re having upon the environment. After the Tops Day chain of nurseries across southern Britain decided … More Is it time for a worldwide glitter ban?
After five years of work led by New Zealand and the United States, the continental shelf and slope of the Ross Sea has at last become a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The MPA came into force on the 1st December 2017 – World Antarctica Day, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty … More Ross Sea now a Marine Protected Area