“Microplastics Are Being Found Absolutely Everywhere”

“Microplastics Are Being Found Absolutely Everywhere”

‘By: Nayleen Cortes, age 10 A series of new research released this year reveals the impact that microplastics are having in the world, from oceans and rivers to now even the air because of rain. When this plastic litter, such as plastic bags, straws or bottles,...

Tidying the Ocean with a Seabin!

By Ellinor Iversen, Age 6 The Seabin is a machine which is trying to take trash out of the sea! It was invented by two surfers in Perth, Australia. It works like a vacuum cleaner, but in the sea. This is important because all of the tiny plastics can go into coral...
Europe Bans Single Use Plastic to Save Oceans and Fish

Europe Bans Single Use Plastic to Save Oceans and Fish

By Audren Hedges Duroy age 12 In October 2018 the European Parliament (EP) introduced a ban on single-use plastics like straws, disposable water bottles, and plastic cutlery. According to the EP these plastic products make up 70% of all marine litter. European nations...

Mealworms Can Digest Styrofoam!

By NYLU BERNSHTAYN, age 10 PHOTO: AJ Cann/Flickr Current research by scientists at Stanford University suggests that mealworms (the larval form of the darkling beetle) can survive on a diet of styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene plastics. Less than 10 percent of...