Tackling the issue at source is the theme of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Source to Sea Week which runs from 8th to 15th September.
The average full weight of a SU-ecig was estimated, conservatively, at 32g, of which on average 10.8g is the battery, 9.5g plastic, 6.5g steel, 1g cotton wick, 1g cellulose material, and small amounts of critical metal
Samples from the bottom of the Atacama trench were taken with this “multiple core sampler”, which is shown here on its way up with samples Image credit: Anni Glud/SDU
Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Sheffield are studying the Burner Alert system – the first and only system in the UK.
As part of a series of articles in the run up to COP27 we take a look at Water in Scotland.
“Compostable packaging does not break down effectively in the range of UK home composting conditions, creating plastic pollution. Even packaging that has been certified as home compostable is not breaking down effectively.” Danielle Purkiss
Torn deck plating of the V 1302 John Mahn that was damaged by the bomb that hit amidships Image credit: VLIZ Wrecks contain hazardous substances (such as petroleum and explosives) that may harm the marine environment.
After five days at sea, the research vessel Skagerak is back home in Gothenburg. The hastily organised expedition to the Nord Stream leaks in the Baltic Sea is over.
large quantities of plastic – transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
“Pharmaceuticals (medicines) are designed to have an effect on humans so it’s no surprise that they affect water organisms, too, and that could disturb the balance in ecosystems” – Dr Karin Helwig