Our take on the UN Ocean Conference 2022

Our take on the UN Ocean Conference 2022

The UN Ocean Conference took place from 27th June to 1st July in Lisbon, Portugal under the theme: “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of SDG 14: Life below Water. The Great Bubble Barrier team was honoured and excited to...
The Problem with Bioplastics

The Problem with Bioplastics

Plastic from renewable resources is already commonly available on the market, but terms such as ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ can be confusing for consumers. These terms are often used to create a positive impression about the material and to suggest...
What does the new UN treaty mean for (riverine) plastic pollution

What does the new UN treaty mean for (riverine) plastic pollution

The United Nations treaty on plastic pollution has been hailed as the most important environmental agreement since the 2015 Paris Accord. But as with the Paris Accord, the hard work starts now if we are to see an end to plastic pollution. A new agreement could signal...
Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling

Plastic’s multiple benefits have made it a very popular product, leading to an increase in global annual production from 2 million tonnes in 1950 to over 400 million tonnes today [1]. A major reason for the success of plastics is their material properties:...
Start onderzoek vangst Bubble Barrier door Plastic Soup Foundation

Start onderzoek vangst Bubble Barrier door Plastic Soup Foundation

AMSTERDAM, 15 september 2020 – In de aanloop naar World Cleanup Day 2020 is het onderzoek naar de vangst van de Bubble Barrier in het Westerdok in Amsterdam van start gegaan. De Bubble Barrier is een luchtbellenscherm dat is ontwikkeld door The Great Bubble Barrier....