Inaccessible Island sits between Argentina and South Africa in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is described as a "remote, uninhabited island with a very high macro-debris load." Researchers wanted to find out where all the plastic waste was coming from.

In 1984, 2009, and 2018, researchers made…

Read more: Chinese merchant ships main source of plastic waste in the ocean

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant ships, a study published Monday said.


A plastic bottle on Henderson Island in the Pacific,…

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An eternal source of wonder and awe, the world's oceans hold the key to all life on Earth, covering 70 percent of the planet, having produced in the course of history half of the world's oxygen and supplying protein for four in every ten of the world's people.…

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When Cyclone Idai barrelled over the Mozambican port of Beira on the east coast of Africa in March this year, mop-up crews estimated that the record-breaking storm had razed 90% of the city’s infrastructure. Disaster relief teams had barely finished their clean-up when they had to use the…

Read more: State of the oceans: southern African cyclones and droughts are just a taste of things to come

By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

While that data point is often cited to elicit a sense of doom and gloom, it actually comes with a silver lining. We’re close to completing a blueprint…

Read more: 3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

The latest results of the International Panel on the Oceans are much more alarming than those of August 2019. The report published from Monaco on September 25, 2019, indicates that pollution is degrading the seas and oceans more strongly and more rapidly than expected. Acidification of waters will…

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