Links for 2/18/17

The European Commission published yesterday its roadmap setting out its objectives on the issue of plastics. In particular, it intends to reduce “the leakage of plastics into the environment”. Unfortunately, if we welcome the intention, we can only be critical of the solutions proposed.

Source: European roadmap on plastics: between good intentions and bad solutions – Surfrider


 

Polynesian ingenuity studied

Source: Science: Sophisticated Polynesian fish ponds fed a dense population on Hawaii | Stuff.co.nz


 

Eight million tonnes of waste plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it – and then we do. How bad is it for us?

Source: From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish | Life and style | The Guardian


 

A swell so heavy even the most experienced guys out there were exercising extreme caution. – Magicseaweed.com

Source: Grist to the Nazare Grinder – Magicseaweed.com


 

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists

Source: Extraordinary levels of toxic pollution found in 10km deep Mariana trench | Environment | The Guardian

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