Every day, Marius Smit boards his boat made from plastic waste to trawl Amsterdam's canals in search of more floating trash. His catch is then recycled to make, among other things, boats like his own.
In Malta, experts from around the world have come together at an EU-hosted conference to seek measures to protect our oceans. The conference's aim is to establish concrete projects worldwide. Will they succeed?
Would you like a side of plastic with your fish dish? Well, you might get it whether you like it or not. Ocean plastic pollution is pervasive. Scientists are trying to figure out the impact on human health.
Plastic is useful - for packaging, tires, clothing, and much else. But 2 percent of plastics produced end up in the ocean. It enters the food chain - even reaching us. A new analysis highlights the scale of the problem.
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
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