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WATCH: COVID-19 masks and gloves litter Mediterranean seabed as experts warn of impending ecological disaster
Waste from the pandemic already infests land and sea.
Rubbish, including micro-plastics and small particles, was collected, catalogued and analysed at intervals throughout the year
IN a world where recycling plastic is becoming all the more popular, scientists at Mallorca’s University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) have provided Mother Earth with a helping hand.
Europe produces 20% of the world’s plastic waste
Spain’s environmentalists issue doomsday warning as groundbreaking study reveals alarming levels of micro-plastic in the Pyrenees
One of the main problems is the lack of ready, cheap alternatives to the imperishable material that is now part of the air we breathe and the water we drink
The ban comes after authorities cancelled the territory’s annual National Day celebration in which 30,000 red and white helium balloons are released
One bird died of starvation after a plastic biscuit wrapper got stuck in its stomach
As Spanish designers weave recycled plastic into their collections, PET-a-porter could become the new planet-friendly fashion trend
EU acts to stem the plastic tide plaguing the world's oceans
Since starting the foundation, Plastic Free Seas Worldwide have cleared a total of 3,400 kilos in 10 beach clean ups
https://www.facebook.com/jorge.duranperez.121/videos/2228043530809256/ THIS is the moment a sea turtle was rescued off the coast of Marbella. The clip shows Brits and Spaniards pull the clearly distressed creature...
SPAIN consumes more plastic straws than any other country in Europe. The holiday favourite throws away 4.745 BILLION plastic straws every year - around 13...
New research finds microplastics could pose a serious threat to human health
PLANS to use molten plastic slag from the waste centre to expand ports have received the backing of multiple government sectors. The Balearic Port Authority...
Balearic government issues ultimatum over molten rubbish washing up on beaches
Lego-style houses are becoming a reality, thanks to savvy Ronda-based estate agent Thorwald Bodensiek who is building one of Europe’s first recycled plastic brick factories near Malaga
Most plastic dumped into the seas will never be recovered and may be hidden deep on the ocean floor
The flames caused by the explosion have affected a nearby ship and railway line