What are Micro-Plastics?
Micro-plastics have not been defined in particular. They are just tiny particles that result from the disintegration of bigger plastic materials. However, most researchers say that any plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size is a micro-plastic. Hence, these are really, really teeny-tiny!
Plastics are made up of polymers, which are derived from fossil fuels. A whole lot of chemicals are added to the polymers—close to 10,000—to ensure that a given plastic has the desired properties...
One upon a time, in the great blue ocean there lived a turtle called Tundra. She travelled miles and miles from the Pacific Ocean to the warm waters in the Indian Ocean. When she reached the shoreline, she could not believe her eyes. It was at the same beach she had first set foot on when she was a baby. It was the best beach to lay eggs.
Coral reefs are diverse marine animals that have created an underwater ecosystem. Reefs can be found in coastal regions of 109 countries around the world. The World Heritage List includes 29 natural and marine properties that contain coral reef systems. It includes icons such as the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines.
Can we control the ongoing water crisis all by ourselves? It's not about whose responsibility it is, but what we are doing about it.
“When water became a commodity, I lost my freedom. More importantly, it put a financial burden on those who couldn’t afford to buy it. Today, water companies sell drinking water and advertise it being rich in minerals and full of vitamins. Big corporates such as soda companies have been buying rivers for industrial purpose and farmers have no water to irrigate their fields. As the rivers dry up, animals also start wandering and enter villages in search of water, with a threat of getting trapped or killed.