Scottish Water Sewage Spill Map

What Causes the Sewage Spills? The Scottish Water sewage spills shown on this map are for the most part “storm overflows”. Scotland is not alone in this problem, and in England things are even worse. Wales also has similar problems with sewage spills.  To understand a storm overflow, we have to first realize that sewage… Continue reading Scottish Water Sewage Spill Map

What are some historical efforts to tackle plastics pollution globally?

A New Plastic Pollution Treaty on the Way? The WWF have recently started a petition, in advance of the November 2023 Nairobi  in relation to the third round of negotiations for a global treaty to end plastic pollution. For a link to sign the petition please see bottom of page. But this got me thinking,… Continue reading What are some historical efforts to tackle plastics pollution globally?

Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) – The Tip of the Iceberg

Introduction In our collection of data from waste collected in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), we could be misrepresenting the plastic pollution crisis that is affecting our oceans. The Fishing Industry “A 2022 study published in Scientific Reports found that 75% to 86% of the plastic debris in the GPGP originates from fishing activities… Continue reading Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) – The Tip of the Iceberg

How Microplastics Can Enter the Food Chain in the UK

This is a blog post explaining how how microplastics can enter the food chain in the UK. Micro plastic pollution is a growing problem, particularly in marine environments. From the environment: The UK has a high level of plastic pollution in its rivers and oceans. This plastic pollution can break down into microplastics, which can… Continue reading How Microplastics Can Enter the Food Chain in the UK

LIDL Ocean Bound Plastic

Prevention is Better than Cure Here at PAPP we are typically concerned with the mountains of plastic waste on beaches. But we are also working to prevent the problem in the first place. We were delighted this week ro see LIDL reveal its plans: “24th February, 2020: Lidl will next month become the first UK… Continue reading LIDL Ocean Bound Plastic