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Lava lizard and plastic pollution in Galapagos
21st May 2024
Plastic pollution Technology

Testing the latest technology in the fight against plastic pollution

Henry Moreau-Smith, Masters student at the University of Exeter, introduces us to his research and the technology he hopes will rid the Galapagos Islands of plastic pollution.
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14th May 2024
Plastic pollution Women in science

Researching plastic and chemical pollution in Galapagos

Georgie Savage, PhD student at the University of Exeter, introduces us to her work on plastic pollution and shares stories from her recent research trip with GCT to Galapagos.
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Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders' Summit 2024 - Group photo in front of Moai
30th Apr 2024
Plastic pollution

Sharing knowledge on plastic pollution at the Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders’ Summit

Galapagos and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) share many challenges, and we also have much to learn from each other, as we discovered at the 2024 Pacific Leaders' Summit.
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Red-footed booby on Genovesa
16th Nov 2023
Plastic pollution

How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

Amidst the Christmas celebrations, it is easy to forget the impact the festivities can have on the environment. Check out the ways we can all have a less wasteful festive period!
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Plastic waste found in Galapagos giant tortoise faeces
13th Nov 2023
Plastic pollution

New research shows that Galapagos giant tortoises are ingesting plastic waste

A new study published in the journal Environmental Pollution has found that giant tortoises on Santa Cruz island are ingesting items including medical face masks, glass and plastic bags.
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Galapagos art made from plastic waste
26th Sep 2023
Plastic pollution

Creating a circular economy for plastics in Galapagos

Plastic pollution threatens more than 40 species in the Galapagos Islands due to the risk of ingestion or entanglement, and there is now an urgent need to embrace circular economy approaches and reduce plastic waste at source.
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7th Aug 2023
Climate Plastic pollution

Climate change and plastic pollution: the inextricable link

Every year, approximately 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide, half of which are single-use items. An alarming proportion of this plastic ends up infiltrating our natural environment.
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Luis Vayas interview
11th Jul 2023
Plastic pollution

Global Plastics Treaty: An interview with Luis Vayas Valdivieso

At the second round of negotiations in Paris, we spoke with Ambassador Luis Vayas Valdivieso, Ecuador's current Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and one of the elected Chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee.
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30th Jun 2023
Education and outreach Plastic pollution

An interview with marine biologist Dr Joanna Alfaro

We asked Dr Joanna Alfaro, Director of Pro Delphinus, a few questions about the impacts of plastic pollution that she's witnessed on wildlife, including waved albatross.
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Alice Skehel
26th Jun 2023
Education and outreach Plastic pollution

An interview with marine biologist Alice Skehel

We asked marine biologist Alice Skehel about the threats that she’s witnessed to waved albatrosses during her research expeditions to Española island.
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GCT and PPSS team in front of the Greenpeace art installation in Paris
15th Jun 2023
Plastic pollution

GCT at the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations

Earlier this month, GCT attended the second round of negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
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The PPSS network in Lima
2nd Jun 2023
Plastic pollution

Developing regional solutions to plastic pollution

In the clifftop city of Lima, Peru, more than 60 people came together to workshop how to accelerate our impact to reduce plastic pollution.
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