Mucky Manifesto? The CEN (Conservative Environmental Network) have recently released a manifesto that in part will “address” pollution to rivers and sea. It contains some very good ideas, although in parts it is misguided, from an organisation comprised of some stellar thinkers and protagonists, and as such at times disappointing. The thinking here is still… Continue reading “Environmental” Conservatives Release Mucky Manifesto?
Even More Ocean Plastic Removed This year went a lot much better than last year: Roughly 3 times the volume of ocean plastic removed approx. 48m3. We can report 1.6 tons removed, as we weighed our ocean plastic. 25% increase in team strength. No conflicts with land owners. No conflicts with staff at Dumfries and… Continue reading Scotland 2022 – Thorpy’s Project Journal
Where do Plastic Fibres come From? Every time we do our laundry 9 million microfibres get released into water systems and wastewater treatment plants can’t remove them. Because of that these fibres end up on the ocean and enters the food chain as animals digest them. That’s why we have Plastic Fibres from Clothes in… Continue reading Plastic Fibres from Clothes in Ocean
A Blog post on Commonly Found Plastics in the Ocean: Cigarette butts- I found it surprising that you can find these are Commonly Found Plastics in the Ocean , but because all the water systems eventually interconnect and go in the sea means that that cigarette butts often find their way into the sea even if… Continue reading 5 Commonly Found Plastics in the Ocean
Raw Sewage in Rivers A review of data from Welsh Water’s Sewage Treatment Works Next Work shows Raw Sewage being dumped in to Welsh River for 10,000’s of hours per year. The data was released following monitoring of Storm Overflow (CSO in England) events within Welsh Water’s Operating Area. How Much Sewage The below data… Continue reading Welsh Water – Sewage in Rivers
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
The EU’s top environmental official has suggested that clamping down on virgin plastic production is a crucial part of tackling climate change. Plastic production providing a growing sector for the Oil Industry, but plastic waste is piling up in the world’s oceans. Last month a study of ice cores revealed traces of nanoplastics in both… Continue reading EU Environmental Chief – Plastic Clamp Down
Doing a “Good Thing” “I am furious” exclaims the supervisor at the Recycling centre, “I was just about to report your for fly tipping” he continues, “I know you are doing a good thing, but …… “ He is right. We are doing a good thing but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. We have… Continue reading Scotland 2021 – Thorpy’s Project Journal
A recent paper published by researchers at Nature Communications, from lead Author Dr. Katsiaryna Pabortsava, PhD, suggests that High concentrations of plastic are hidden beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.