Check out SST contributor Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson's article series on marine pollution to learn more about the causes and effects of various types of waste:
- Seafood Consumers At Risk From Mercury Contamination
- How Sewage & Run-Off Pollution Affects The Marine Environment
- Unseen Danger: The Truth About Microplastics
Marine Pollution Films
National Geographic explorer and grantee Gregg Treinish wants everyone to know about the hidden toxic cost of synthetic fabrics. Synthetic fabrics are tiny, invisible microplastics that are entering our waterways straight from our washing machines. About 2,000 synthetic particles are released from washing a single polyester fleece jacket. All clothing items—including cotton and wool—shed micro-fibers when washed, but the natural fibers biodegrade. Synthetic particles don't degrade and can absorb toxins while traveling through the waterways. If they're eaten by small organisms, such as fish, they can bioaccumulate and end up on our dinner plates.
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In this episode of Contiki Cares professional surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey discuss the dangers of everyday products from our lunch packaging to our computer keyboards. The danger lurks in the plastic, a compound found in an overwhelming amount of our daily products. This excess use of plastic is having a drastic impact on marine pollution and human health. The video delves deeper into how exposure to this common compound can pose life-threatening risks to human health.
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Listen and learn as legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shared her views on the decline of our ocean’s health. As a TED Prize winner she calls upon people to join her in taking action now to protect the oceans for the future
The Plastic Vagabond by Tara Expeditions
Courtesy of the YouTube channel - Tara Expeditions
Jump into the plastisphere with Horsea the plastic vagabond, follow his adventures and answer the call to action against plastic in the sea!
Open Your Eyes by the Plastic Pollution Coalition
Courtesy of the YouTube channel Plastic Pollution Coalition
The Plastic Age by i-D
Courtesy of the YouTube channel i-D
We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the - far less romantic - Plastic Age.
Saltwater Brewery "Edible Six Pack Rings"
Courtesy of the YouTube channel We Believers
A small brewery in the US have developed edible plastic to package their beers. It is the first 100% biodegradable and edible packaging has been implemented in the beer industry.
With innovative technology solutions like this, we can begin to fight the plight of plastic waste in our seas!