The Western Pacific nation of Palau is now the first country to ban multiple kinds of sunscreen to protect its coral reefs from chemicals that are ingredients in most of the best-selling sunscreens.
Every woman in average uses 13,000 pads and tampons during her fertile life. Being these products some of the most polluting wastes, alternatives that are more environmentally friendly should be looked. There are some, but the best option for the planet is definitely the menstrual cup. That not only is reusable and lasts for years which means women can save a lot of money, but offers a better experience to them. It's time that women don't see themselves limited by their period, but freer.
Here you can find a short introduction about plastic in our oceans - where does the plastic come from and what happens with it after reaching the ocean?
The scope of micro plastic pollution becomes increasingly clear through recent studies. But what is micro plastic, where does it come from and is it dangerous for humans?
Spare a few seconds to get an overview over the scope of the global plastic crisis. We prepared the most important facts and numbers for you.
A vortex of trash that is circling the ocean and distributes plastic into every corner of the sea.
Every day 2.000 textile factories dump 280 tons of toxic chemicals and 20.000 tons of waste into a river that is the primary water supply for 25 million people.
Every area of the ocean is polluted, and according to a study made by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, 99.9% is plastic. Around 10 million tons of plastic and other kind of waste entered the ocean only in 2010.
A single ship lost only seven containers, of which six contained plastic pallets. When the storm was over, the water was so polluted that local fishery was threatened. This is an example of how much impact "individual" and "isolated" incidents can have on whole regions and beyond.