Plastic pollution: it’s not just bags at the checkout, what about the plastic clogging supermarket aisles?

Plastic pollution: it’s not just bags at the checkout, what about the plastic clogging supermarket aisles?

Posted May 06, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Plastic-wrapped fruits and vegetables are regularly sold in supermarkets. (ABC Radio Sydney: Amanda Hoh) Related Story: There is a way to a plastic-free life, but those who do it offer a word of caution Related Story: Whale dies after swallowing nearly 30kg of rubbish …

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Updated April 29, 2018 09:34:26 A $500 million package to help deal with the problems facing the Great Barrier Reef has been announced by the Federal Government. The funding, to be unveiled today, will go towards improving water quality, tackling the crown-of-thorns starfish, and expanding reef restoration. It will also …

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution — scientists

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution — scientists

Updated April 17, 2018 11:36:08 Photo: There is hope the enzyme can be improved even more. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could one day help in the fight against pollution. Key points: The enzyme was discovered …

Plastic pollution is killing our marine wildlife. Here are a few ways you can help

Plastic pollution is killing our marine wildlife. Here are a few ways you can help

Updated April 12, 2018 10:20:18 Photo: These items washed up on a remote far north Queensland beach in 2016. (Supplied: Tangaroa Blue) Plastic pollution is a huge problem for marine wildlife. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 80 per cent of marine pollution is generated by land-based activities and it’s …

Plastic pollution likely killed whale found with 30kg of rubbish in its stomach

Plastic pollution likely killed whale found with 30kg of rubbish in its stomach

Updated April 11, 2018 11:20:01 Photo: The 10-metre-long juvenile whale was found near a lighthouse in Murcia in February. (Twitter: Espacios Naturales Murcia) Related Story: Octopus clutching at straws shows how much plastic pollution sucks Related Story: Diver films wave of plastic pollution on scale ‘never seen before’ A sperm …

Anti-Adani protesters say $80k in fines ‘out of balance’ with miner’s $12k pollution penalty

Anti-Adani protesters say $80k in fines ‘out of balance’ with miner’s $12k pollution penalty

Updated March 16, 2018 12:52:20 Photo: Some of the protesters locked themselves to coal conveyor belts during the protest. (Supplied: FLAC) Protesters who shut down part of Adani’s north Queensland coal port have questioned why they were collectively fined almost $80,000 — more than six times what the mining company …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times the amount of waste than previously thought. Key points Surveys of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch conducted in 2015 and 2016 estimate 78,200 tonnes of plastic waste are packed into …