Plastic waste in the pristine beaches of Watamu have reduced drastically this year following programs laid out by stakeholders to clean up the area and recycle the products.

This emerged during the International beach cleanup which brought together over 500 people including students from 15 schools, 10 tourist…

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The Norwegian government has announced a commitment to spend $200 million over the next 4 years to combat the growing scourge of plastic pollution in the oceans.


A woman looks for valuables in a rubbish dump in Bamako on August 16, 2018. Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Why it…

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Durban - Some areas of Durban are so polluted with single-use plastic that one cannot stay in the area too long without hazardous material gear.


The area around the Bluff Yacht Club was cleaned up by Greenpeace in a #breakfreefromplastic campaign. Picture: Pixabay

This is the view of…

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We know that plastic pollution is a major problem for the world's oceans, but scientists just discovered a new way that discarded microplastics are making their way out of the water and into other food chains – through mosquitoes.

What's happening is mosquito larvae are ingesting microplastics as…

Read more: Plastic Pollution Is Now Spreading From Ocean Food Chains Into Land Animals, Thanks to This Insect

Anchovies are falling into an 'evolutionary trap' created by vast amount of plastic waste being dumped in the sea


Anchovies, seen here being eaten by Blacktip sharks, are mistaking plastic waste for food ( Morne Hardenberg/Atlantic Edge Films/BBC)

In a study reported in the leading journal Science last…

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It’s no secret that too many of the plastic products we use end up in the ocean. But you might not be aware of one major source of that pollution: our clothes.



Polyester, nylon, acrylic, and other synthetic fibers — all of which are forms of plastic —…

Read more: More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans