The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seen

We need to focus on causes like overconsumption, not the material itself.

Paul Kay, Associate Professor in Water Quality, University of Leeds • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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The ocean is swimming in plastic and it's getting worse – we need connected global policies now

What groups like the G20 can do to help fix the problem.

Keiron Philip Roberts, Research Fellow in Clean Carbon Technologies and Resource Management, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Plastic found lining UK seabird nests on a worrying scale

We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.

Tom Ovenden, PhD Candidate - Forest Ecology, Resilience and Biodiversity Conservation, University of Stirling • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

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How Earth's plastic pollution problem could look by 2040

Plastic flows to the world's waterbodies could double over the next two decades.

Ed Cook, Research Fellow in Circular Economy Systems, University of Leeds • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Seafloor currents sweep microplastics into deep-sea hotspots of ocean life

Here's how microplastics from your clothes end up in the deep sea.

Michael Clare, Principal Researcher in Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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