Blue Planet II offered a much-needed reminder of our powerful connections to the ocean. The sea provides us with oxygen and food vital for human life, acts as an enormous carbon sink and generates income for billions around the world. Yet our relationship with the ocean is, for the most part, one-sided and exploitative
The ocean. It is the original cradle of life on the planet. It flows into our dreams, surges through our imaginations, seeps into our creativity. We’ve sunk mythical civilisations beneath its waves, dreamt up gods and monsters to populate its romanticised depths, established our civilisations along its shores
Astounding statistics have recently been published by WRAP showing that 8.3 billion single-use plastic bags were given out in the UK in 2013 – an increase of 10 per cent since 2010. Across Europe, some eight billion plastic bags end up as litter every year
Blakeney Marshes, North Norfolk, is a haven for seals, migrating and breeding birds, shell fish, marsh grasses, shrubs and other vegetation. It's a huge and vital ecosystem that also provides enormous economic benefit for the local community. A morning walk revealed an insidious invasion of these marshes. Plastic.