Water Pollution – GBRI
 

A shocking footage captured by environmentalist organization Parley for the Oceans showed actual waves of plastic trash getting washed ashore Montesinos Beach in Santo Domingo, the capital city of Dominican Republic. The plastic waste filmed mainly includes beverage bottles and takeaway containers. Ironically, tourism ads for the Dominican Republic say ‘Come for the beaches’. But instead of […]

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Plastic pollution is not just ruining our oceans and marine ecosystems, it is very much present in our freshwater lakes too. In fact, a 2016 report revealed that an alarming 9,887 metric tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the Great Lakes annually. The issue for the Great Lakes, as explained by professor Chelsea Rochman from […]

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We all know how grave the problem of marine plastic pollution is. Now the bad news is that synthetic microfibers seem to have found their way into products we consume on a daily basis, thinking they are absolutely safe. A new study published last week found plastic particles in tap water, beer, and sea salt. The […]

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A young sperm whale was found dead off Spain’s southeastern coast after ingesting 64 pounds of plastic trash that got stuck in its digestive tract. The 33-feet long whale’s body was discovered near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos. A necropsy revealed that the animal had trash bags, polypropylene sacks, ropes, net segments and a drum, among […]

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German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has joined hands with Waste Free Oceans, an organization that aims to remove floating plastic from oceans, to collect plastic trash from waterways and use it to make Lovable laundry detergent bottles. Plastic collection along the Danube River starts this spring. Volunteers will target plastic on river banks and […]

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A recent research has found the world’s highest microplastic pollution in a river near Manchester, UK. The research also concluded that the 2015-16 floods in the area released more than 40 billion pieces of microplastic into the sea. The surge of such a vast amount of microplastic from one small river catchment in a single event led the […]

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A horrifying video filmed recently by British diver Rich Horner, showing vast amount of plastic trash floating in coastal waters off the coast of Bali, effectively warns us of the growing menace of marine plastic pollution. Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish floating in turquoise waters around 15 miles offshore […]

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Scientists finding traces of plastic in the stomachs of creatures living deep inside the ocean is another grim reminder of the fact that we have literally drowned our planet in plastic. Marine scientists from the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway found the  plastic bits in 73% of 233 deep-sea fish collected from the […]

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