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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Microplastics Found in the Rocky Mountains

According to the latest research, it is raining multi-coloured plastic in the Rocky Mountains. Recent research suggests that microplastics are found in even the most remote parts of our planet such as the Rocky Mountains and in the Arctic. Researchers from the US Geological Survey found plastic shards, beads and fibres in more than 90%…

Microplastics Discovered in Arctic Snow

Microplastics are pieces of plastic that are smaller than 5mm and emerge when man-made materials disintegrate. A recent study carried out by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research found microplastics in huge quantities across the Arctic and the Alps. The team, made up of German and Swiss scientists, examined snow from…

A Million Bottles Per Minute

Annual consumption of plastic bottles is predicted to reach half a trillion by 2021, exceeding current recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. Over 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and it’s not slowing down. Plastic bottle consumption is expected to increase by another 20% by 2021 creating…