A prototype catamaran waste collector disposes of plastic trash from the seabed. It will travel at a speed of two knots, and stay close to the shore, where it can collect up to two tons of garbage.
Freezing temperatures, crushing pressure and total darkness make the deepest parts of the world's oceans inhospitable places to live. Still, they are not without — often weird— life.
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
The EU wants to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reduce single-use plastic and restrict microplastics. The plan would "lay the foundations for a new plastic economy."
The Ocean College students have continued their adventures to Panama but as our blogger Lisa reports, amid the beautiful scenery is a much less welcome sight — mountains of trash.
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