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Status of microplastic pollution in beaches and waters of Sri Lanka, What is microplastic pollution?

Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our ocean. Plastic debris can come in all shapes and sizes, but those that are less than five millimetres in length are called “microplastics”. Microplastics come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic debris that degrades into...

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Volunteerism to protect Sri Lanka’s marine environment

Volunteering is when an individual(s) solely or collectively contributes for the greater good of sustaining a community through labour, skills, and expertise, while not expecting any gain in return other than the satisfaction the positive impact creates.  Volunteerism is accepted all around the world as the best reflection of...

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Phasing out single-use plastics with “Pearl Protector Approved”

Phasing out single-use plastics with “Pearl Protector Approved”

 As single-use plastic bans gain momentum around the world, Sri Lanka struggles to walk-the-talk by succumbing to pressure from manufacturers and retailers. Accordingly, the three endeavours that comprised the ban on polythene, polystyrene-based packaging and cutlery continue to lack efficacious enforcement. Ocean-minded consumers   But on a positive note, there now exists...

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