Plastic pollution

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of riceare turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water tothe guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales.

Yet little is known about the effects of these "microplastics" — onsea creatures or humans.

Novotel Sofia and ibis Sofia Commit to Elimination of Single-Use Plastics by 2022

The leading hotel group Accor announced its commitment to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022. This decision will affect the local hotels managed by Accor - Novotel Sofia and ibis Sofia.

The Recycling of 100% of the Aluminum Cans Saves Energy for 4 Million Households

It is estimated that by 2050 the weight of plastic in the oceans will be greater than the weight of fish in it. Plastic that is disposed in the oceans poses a risk to seabirds, fish and marine mammals that ingest it inevitably. We are already used to reading articles about marine animals found dead with significant amounts of plastic in their stomachs.

Ocean Cleaning System Gathers Its First Batch of Plastic (VIDEO)

An ocean cleaning system has begun collecting plastic rubbish from the Pacific Ocean after one year of testing, DPA reported.

"Today we announce that our cleaning system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been catching plastic for the first time," the inventor of the system - Boyan Slat said at a press conference in Rotterdam.

10 Million Tonnes of Recycled Plastic Will Be Used for the Production of New Products by 2025

More than 100 public and private sector partners operating throughout the plastic value chain will sign the Alliance's Declaration on the Circular Use of Plastics (Circular Plastics Alliance), which promotes voluntary action to support a well-functioning EU recycled plastics market .

Thousands of Plastic Bags Were Removed From the Sea Near Greek Island

Volunteers compare the extent of the contamination to coral reefs made of plastic, writes NOVA TV. 

Divers from an international non-governmental organization have removed thousands of plastic bags from the water off the Greek island of Andros. Volunteers compare the extent of the contamination to coral reefs made of plastic.

Ocean Warming Brings the Great White Sharks in European Waters

Warmer waters off the coast of Devon and Cornwall could result in more sightings of the fearsome ocean predator in the coming decades. 

There are already 40 different species and an estimated 10 million sharks in our waters - but that number could be set to grow over the coming decades.

New Zealand Bans Disposable Plastic Bags

More than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans, writes NOVA TV. 

New Zealand officially banned disposable plastic bags, introducing heavy fines for companies that continue to provide them.

Plastic pollution has become a growing global concern, with a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals injured or killed each year.