The New Plastic Diet

More than nine out of ten sea birds have some plastic in their gut. They do not knowingly eat plastic, but there is so much plastic debris in the ocean that the birds have little choice. Sea birds eat fish amongst other things and fish also ingest plastic, again not for nutrition but by mistake or because they eat things that contain plastic. Continue reading

We need much less recycling

Recycling is important; if we do not recycle waste we bury it or burn it and both activities cause environmental harm, so we have recycling targets. Indeed the UK government described the recent London Olympic Games as the greenest ever because it recycled a great deal of waste and it used recycled materials in the construction of the park. Continue reading