Superfunding Possible for Tern Island, Awash in Plastic

Superfunding Possible for Tern Island, Awash in Plastic

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 19, 2013 (ENS) – A petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity has succeeded in persuading the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess tiny Tern Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to see if it should be declared a Superfund site. The EPA’s Superfund program is designed to identify and […]

Bonaire Volunteers Remove Marine Plastic Debris

Bonaire Volunteers Remove Marine Plastic Debris

Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Carribbean, Nov. 1, 2013 – When Dive Friends Bonaire started Debris Free Bonaire in December 2012, they had no idea what a success it was going to be. As of October 27th, 2013, Debris Free Bonaire volunteers have collectively removed over 100 cubic meters (3,531 cubic feet) of marine plastic debris and […]

Petition: Plastic in NW Hawaiian Islands Needs Superfund Cleanup

SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 13, 2012 (ENS) – Appalled by the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific Ocean, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a Superfund site. The Center’s petition was filed Tuesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which operates […]

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic measuring just thirty millionths of a millimeter, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for inhibiting feeding and growth in mussels, according to […]

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

New Sections For two years, PBBR has covered plastic bag bans and related stories across the globe. As we begin our third year, we are expanding coverage to include other environmental issues. We have added three new sections to the site: Ocean Debris, Polystyrene, and Environment. We feel that, with expanded coverage, we can better […]