Video Rating: / 5 18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?” While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to
From the Falling Walls Conference 2017: Breaking the Wall of Ocean Pollution How Marine Ecology Reveals the Collapse of an Ecosystem When synthetic plastics were developed in the early years of the 20th century, it was a true breakthrough that revolutionised the world of materials. Over the long term however, the more than 350 tonnes
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — By 2050, plastic rubbish in the ocean will outweigh fish, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. According to the report, the United States, Europe and Asia together account for 85 percent of plastics production, roughly split between the
Our garbage is destroying the environment, but artist Barry Rosenthal is trying to turn it into something beautiful and teach us a lesson at the same time. According to a new Ellen MacArthur Foundation report, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/19/more-plastic-than-fish-in-the-sea-by-2050-warns-ellen-macarthur Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like
Floating masses of garbage offshore from some of the Caribbean’s pristine beaches are testimony to a vast and growing problem of plastic pollution heedlessly dumped in our oceans, locals, activists and experts say.