There is still a lot we don’t know about the path of plastic waste through the ocean, though we are learning more all the time. Scientists late last year found that a single shopping bag can be torn into millions of tiny pieces, with the resulting microplastics incredibly difficult to track (though some smart people are working on it). Small fragments of plastic have now been uncovered in seal poo, serving as the first evidence of the material making its way up the food chain to marine predators.
- Trash-sucking Seabin goes to work in the UK
- EU outlines strategy to wipe out plastic waste
- Ocean Cleanup project completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch research expedition
- Fluorescent dye could highlight 99 percent of hidden ocean microplastics
- Ocean Cleanup project to test its first trash-catching barriers in Dutch waters
- Edible milk-based packaging reduces food spoilage and plastic waste