Swapping plastic for paper – Johnson and Johnson’s bid to save the oceans

As of last Monday, Johnson and Johnson will no longer make their cotton buds with plastic in order to reduce the amount of plastic reaching the oceans. The plastic tubes will instead be replaced with cardboard. The new buds should be seen in shops within the next couple of weeks. According to the Marine Conservation … More Swapping plastic for paper – Johnson and Johnson’s bid to save the oceans

Decluttering our oceans one step at a time

Recent research, published February 2017 in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, has found increased ingestion of plastic in the White-chinned Petrel in Brazil. Scientists predict this increased ingestion is likely to increase if plastic pollution isn’t reduced now. These birds aren’t the only marine organisms effected by plastic waste on a daily basis. So I’ve put together a list of … More Decluttering our oceans one step at a time

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – real or not real?

Throughout my research into marine plastic pollution for a university project I came across a phenomenon called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. You may of heard of it. To me it strikes up a very powerful image that, primarily, is very misunderstood. The ‘patch’ was discovered by Charles Moore, in 1997 who was surrounded by plastic as … More The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – real or not real?