microplastics

Blog
Jul 24, 2018

Plastics are not the future

David Suzuki
The best way to avoid the massive damage that comes with plastics and fossil fuels is to stop using so many. That's why cities and countries worldwide are banning single-use items made from plastic.
Blog
Mar 27, 2018
Chris Jordan’s (US) work “Gyre” depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world‘s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in his image was collected from the Pacific Ocean. Image: Ars Electronica/Flickr

We're drowning in seas of plastic

David Suzuki
New research concludes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times larger than previously estimated, with 79,000 tonnes of plastic churning through 1.6 million square kilometres of the North Pacific.
Blog
Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Nick Harris/flickr

Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness

David Suzuki
Microbeads illustrate the excesses of marketing and consumerism, but they're only part of the problem. Most plastics break down into microparticles, often ending up in oceans and other waters.
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