Plastic waste has by now made its way into almost every area of the ocean. The WWF has compiled a new interactive world map that turns the spotlight on this marine plastic pollution - one of the largest environmental problems in the world.
Right now, millions of tons of plastic end up in our planet's natural ecosystems every year - and stay there for centuries. According to the results of a new study, we could successfully stem the plastic tide using already existing technologies - but we need to start right now.
Microplastics are a threat to humans and the environment. One Swiss sailor has invented a boat that can fish plastic out of the sea before it breaks down into the dangerous particles.