When carbon in the atmosphere is photosynthesized by algae in the oceans, zooplantkon eat the algae and drop carbon-rich feces to the sea-floor. Plastics are disrupting the ocean’s ability to store carbon, as zooplankton also ingest plastic.
(Press Release / Photos/Video) HONOLULU, HI — June 23, 2020 – Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu today, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the […]
Assembly bill AB 521 introduced this past February aims to clean up marine debris and shift the cost of controlling pollution to the responsibility of the manufacturers who produce it. Introduced by assemblymen Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), the bill declares plans to identify the products that contribute most to plastic ocean trash, […]
Americans generate more waste than any other country in the world but recycle far less than other developed nations. Post-consumer packaging materials comprise the largest category of solid waste, and U.S. taxpayers pay for its management. In Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging, As You Sow describes how extended producer responsibility […]
<img class="size-medium wp-image-214" title="Albatross Ingests Plastics" alt="chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross" src="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225.jpg" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225 pop over to these guys.jpg 300w, http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Photo by Chris Jordan Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher […]