Tag: plastic

Microplastics Highest in the Maldives, Study Finds

Microplastics Highest in the Maldives, Study Finds

Microplastics is everywhere and according to a recent study, the island chain of the Maldives, known for its rich marine biodiversity, has the highest level of pollution with microplastics, both on its beaches and on the waters near the shore. The study, led by marine scientists from the Flinders University […]

Dyper & TerraCycle Make Composting Diapers Accessible

Did you know that regular diapers take around 500 years to decompose? Unfortunately, per a year, trash cans have more than 18 billion disposable diapers waiting to be transported into the landfills. This number is only for the US. So, you can imagine how bigger the number is for the […]

IKEA Plans to Switch from Styrofoam to Mushroom-Made Packaging

IKEA Plans to Switch from Styrofoam to Mushroom-Made Packaging

Unfortunately, nowadays, almost all of the retail products we purchase are packaged and almost half of this packaging is plastic and Styrofoam too. Although packing in plastic has its benefits like lighter weight, durability, longer shelf-life, and convenience, plastic takes a long time to degrade and thus, it causes damage […]

‘Sea of Plastic’ Found in the Caribbean Is Choking Wildlife

‘Sea of Plastic’ Found in the Caribbean Is Choking Wildlife

A photographer caught the disastrous damage being inflicted to our oceans from piles of plastic and Styrofoam near a Caribbean island. This sea of plastic proves the realness of the problem with plastic pollution, experts indicate. Caroline Power, who specializes in underwater photography, dedicated her career to increase awareness about […]

Cigarette Butts: Some of the Major Ocean Pollutants

Cigarette Butts: Some of the Major Ocean Pollutants

Pollution is one of the major threats for the ocean along with climate change. Even though there are efforts being done, the pollution has not reduced in terms of plastic, garbage, and other waste. Believe it or not, estimates show that 15 to 51 million pieces of plastic are already […]