Another marine fatality caused by plastic waste.

OPDERA, plastic pollution, recycling, environment, marine life, marine life death

BBC: “Scientists have revealed a list of items found in a stomach of a sperm whale which died after stranding on the Isle of Harris. The list included stacks of cups, packing straps, squid beaks embedded in the ball of litter, three bundles of fishing rope, fragments of rubber gloves, and rubber tubing.” Learn more […]

PPE has increased plastic pollution.

OPDERA, COVID, PPE, plastic pollution, recycling, environment

Scientific American: “8 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year. The total weight of this plastic waste is the equivalent of 90 aircraft carriers. On top of that, models project that by 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the oceans and all of these statistics are […]

Plastic is the deadliest marine life killer.

OPDERA, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Environment, Marine Life, Recyling

The Guardian: “Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles, and seabirds around the globe. Whales, dolphins and turtles were especially at risk from eating plastic film, with seabird deaths linked more with ingestion of hard plastic pieces and balloons.” Learn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://www.theguardian.com/…/deadliest-plastics-bags… […]

Plastic In The Air

Plastic In The Air, plastic waste, opdera, opdera.org, ocean plastic

This interactive tool allows you to see what the plastic particles are in the air you breathe, what they are made of – chemicals and toxins, and where they came from.