The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the ocean that due to ocean currents, has become a specific area that has been overcome by marine debris. The garbage patch comes primarily from Asia but sea currents gather waste from all over the world. Where is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? The Great […]Read More What is the Great Pacific garbage patch?
Japan has announced it will leave the International Whaling Commission in 2019. While commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986, Japan have been hunting whales legally since 1987 due to a loophole in the law. What is whaling? “Whaling” is practice of hunting whales for their meat, blubber or oil. Commercial whaling has been […]Read More Japan will leave the International Whaling commission and begin commercial whaling.
Ocean pollution has arguably had the most media and public attention lately of all environmental issues, mainly plastic pollution. But what is also starting to gain attention is how the products we use at home and go down our drain impact the ocean. While the ratio of cleaning products to water may seem minuscule, even […]Read More What cleaning products are polluting our ocean?
Microplastics are a plague to our ocean. With 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in the ocean it’s no wonder the first study has come back with 100% of participants having microplastics in their system. But how does this impact the human body?Read More How do microplastics affect humans?
Microbeads have a dreadful impact on our ocean and its inhabitants. What is a microbead and what impact does it have? How can I avoid them? What have governments around the world done to stop them entering our ocean?Read More What are microbeads?
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s a global problem that can only get better given the spotlight the issue has had lately. Due to campaigns such as “Sky Ocean Rescue” it has become impossible to ignore. I have grown up not far from the coast myself in […]Read More Ocean clean up – Fuerteventura.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words but when we live in the world of Google there are millions of images, millions and millions of words but very little action in comparison. Information is freely available and we all know it’s terrible seeing animals trapped in plastic or worse, dying. It can be litter […]Read More Environmental damage, seeing is believing.
Different materials naturally take different amounts of time to decompose and the decomposition process does vary. Some materials we can use to our on benefit such as composting as featured in my blog, 5 ways to live greener. Other materials take years to decompose and have a hugely negative impact on our environment if they make it […]Read More How long does it take for plastic to decompose?
What is overfishing? Overfishing is when fish are removed from the ocean or parts of the ocean quicker than they can reproduce in order to sustain their population. Overfishing has been a issue for centuries, as early as the 1800’s when humans hunted whales looking for blubber for lamp oils. Due to the demand for […]Read More Overfishing: Facts, effects and solutions.
There is sometimes controversy in what our own and other countries are or aren’t doing to save our planet. Some controversy is justified *cough* Trump *cough* and some isn’t. However, I do believe we can learn lessons from what other countries are doing in the battle to reverse the damage to our planet. Battles like […]Read More Recycling around the world.