What are microplastics and nanoplastics? Microplastics are very small solid particles (typically smaller than 5mm) composed of mixtures of specific types of plastics. Microplastics are added to many items, including gardening products, cosmetic products, cleaning products and detergents, as well as paints, and industrial oil and gas products. The European Chemicals Agencies (ECHA) estimates that […]Read More Microplastics and The Ocean
Disposable masks that helped save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats. There is only 10% of the UK population wearing reusable face masks, meaning 53 million masks end up in landfills every […]Read More Disposable masks, an environmental catastrophe.