The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, full of ocean plastic, keeps growing 3 days ago A new extensive report shows the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of plastic and debris in the Pacific Ocean, is growing exponentially. The Ocean Cleanup will use this research to improve its methods of cleanup, including its technology to capture, concentrate, and ship the materials from the patch
Preventing “oceans of plastic soup” - Youris.com Mar 22, 2016 The swirling soup of plastic debris forms 'islands' at the surface and all but clogs the Pacific's north eastern gyre. It was soon coined the "Great The composite materials were then thermo-moulded into a package shell that can be used for fresh vegetables, fruit and cheese. “The combination of PHA and
An Ocean of Plastic - Rolling Stone Oct 29, 2009 The ORV Alguita returns after four months at sea sampling the waters of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' in Long Beach, California on October 6th, 2009. entirely in the lab, the new composite was also electrically nonconductive and heat-resistant, quickly earning it the title "material of a thousand uses.".
Land-based strategies for a plastic - free ocean - McKinsey unmanaged plastic waste from reaching the ocean, a problem known as plastic-waste leakage. Growth in the global materials; creates health and labor concerns, especially for waste pickers; harms overall ocean productivity .. the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”—and the considerable quantities of waste routinely found.
Circular economy measures to keep plastics and their value in the Oct 16, 2017 We live in the plastic age (the “plasticene”), producing over 300 million tonnes (mt) of plastic every year globally, 5-15 mt of which flow into already polluted oceans. Plastic remains a key material in the global economy, but low rates of collection, reuse and recycling, emissions of microplastic from product
'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey Oct 4, 2016 'We opened the door and we saw the debris everywhere. Every half-second you see something.' Photograph: Ocean Cleanup. The vast patch of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean is far worse than previously thought, with an aerial survey finding a much larger mass of fishing nets, plastic containers and
A Patch of Plastic Garbage in the Pacific Ocean - Time Magazine 5 days ago Around 1.8 trillion bits of plastic waste have accumulated along a single stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, an exponential increase since the 1970s, a new study shows. Plastic debris typically collects in one of five “patches” around the world. The largest such repository, known as
The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good Nov 19, 2017 Tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, but a switch away from petroleum-based products to bio-derived and degradable composites could lessen Converging sea currents are accumulating plastic waste in a floating island known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which now covers an area
What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? MNN - Mother 6 days ago A huge sea of plastic trash is swirling in the North Pacific — part of an even broader plastic plague that's growing in oceans worldwide. But despite such diversity — and plenty of metal, glass and rubber in the garbage patch — the majority of material is still plastic, since most everything else sinks or
Waste that matters: Plastics in the Pacific Ocean - A growing cause Feb 15, 2010 I had stored about ten pounds of used lab materials over a period of 8 months, waiting to hear from authorities here at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at San Diego, on ways to recycle the waste. All were different types of plastics. I was informed yesterday that San Diego County does not have a facility to