Ghost Fishing Gear: A Major Source of Marine Plastic Pollution

(Disponible en français : Engins de pêche fantômes : une source majeure de pollution marine par le plastique) Plastic pollution in marine environments is a global problem of increasing concern. Commercial fishing activities represent one of the main sources of ocean-based plastic pollution, along with shipping operations. The fishing industry uses large quantities of fishing gear…

Water Pollution From Microplastic Beads In Consumer Products: Public And Private Sector Response

(Disponible en français : Pollution de l’eau par des microbilles de plastique provenant de produits de consommation : la réponse des secteurs public et privé) Note: This publication was updated in April, 2015: Update: Water Pollution from Microplastic Beads in Consumer Products Plastic has long been a known contaminant in the world’s oceans. Of particular…