Micro Beads threaten Giant Whales

Micro Beads threaten Giant Whales

Microplastics may seem innocuous enough. They are barely visible plastic beads that are the size of sand grains. What harm could they do? Plenty. Microplastics have spread far and wide in the world’s oceans, entering food chains. Even table salt has been contaminated by these tiny pollutants. A myriad of…

Plastics have contaminated Sea Salt

Plastics have contaminated Sea Salt

It’s not as if we’ve needed any more confirmation that plastic pollution is a terrible scourge on the environment and a threat to human health. But here it comes some more evidence anyhow: microplastics have been contaminating sea salt. Each year a staggering 12.7 million tons of plastic ends up…

Curing the world’s oceans from the scourge of plastic pollution

Curing the world’s oceans from the scourge of plastic pollution

As officials in Malaysia’s Penang province face criticism for the apparent failure of their “no plastic bag” policy, campaigners are urging the state to ban plastic bags from supermarkets altogether and replace them with recycled paper or boxes. In this sense, Penang is a microcosm of the region-wide battle against…