SCA News: Plastic

Plastic recycling is a big con

by Anne MacLennan There is a crisis of plastic pollution, affecting oceans and waterways, soil, air and wildlife. Microplastics are also now a part of the human diet. The Center for Climate Integrity blames the petrochemical and plastics industries as it details an...

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The Big Plastic Count : starts 11 March for one week

Help gather data on how much plastic packaging we throw away in one week in March. Chris Packham says: "In 2022, I joined a quarter of a million people around the UK and counted my plastic waste for a week. Together, we exposed what really happens to our plastic, and...

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Climate Change – The Plastic Age

Gail McGregor is an artist who, after moving to Skye 8 years ago, was horrified by the amount of marine debris she found on her local beach. She decided it was imperative to use the found rubbish to create a sculpture: Climate Change - The Plastic Age. The sculpture...

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Marine animal entanglement

Marine animal entanglement in plastic fishing gear and marine debris is a growing threat to whales and dolphins around the world, driving some species to the brink of extinction. In Scottish waters, Skye-based Ellie MacLennan (co-ordinator of the Scottish Entanglement...

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