Water Pollution – GBRI
 

The Ocean Cleanup project was launched in September this year with the aim of clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. However, the ambitious project has already hit a snag. It has been reported that while the U-shaped device was scooping up plastic, it was then losing it. Inventor Boyan Slat, 24, said that the slow speed […]

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Ships across the globe are supposed to meet a 2020 deadline imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that requires them to switch to cleaner, more expensive fuel with a lower sulphur content of 0.5%, compared with 3.5% as currently used. However, environmentalists are concerned that thousands of ships might install “emissions cheat” systems that pump pollutants into […]

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Everyone knew this was not going to be an easy task, but it had to be done nevertheless. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch floating between California and Hawaii is finally about to get cleaned up, thanks to a marine apparatus system created by The Ocean Cleanup, the brainchild of 24-year-old Boyan Slat. Boyan founded The Ocean Cleanup in 2013 […]

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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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