Another marine fatality caused by plastic waste.

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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.

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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.

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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… […]

Suez Canal: EverGreen, the company is a repeat offender.

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Business Insider: “A ship operated by Evergreen Marine Corp., the company behind the vessel blocking the Suez Canal, once released 28,800 plastic toys into the Pacific Ocean by accident in the 1990s – and they were still washing up on shores around the world 15 years later.” Learn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://www.businessinsider.in/…/articleshow/81708512.cms #zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticpollution #recycle […]

Clothing pollutes the ocean.

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CNN: “Tiny microfiber strands, washed into the ocean from laundering our clothes or from industrial wastewater, are polluting one of the most remote regions on Earth. These microfibers can eventually flow into rivers, waterways and, ultimately, the ocean.” Learn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://www.cnn.com/…/arctic-polyester…/index.html #zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticpollution #recycle #environment #plasticfreeliving #planetorplastic #reuse #breakfreefromplastic #ecofriendly #nowaste #plasticfreejuly #plastic […]

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – where did the plastic waste come from?

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“The North Pacific is home to an enormous swirl of plastic waste twice the size of Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but how the trash made its way to the region has been a mystery among scientists – until now.” – Daily MailLearn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://bit.ly/3uOwdNr #zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticpollution #recycle #environment #plasticfreeliving […]