Ocean Plastics

Images & galleries

How is plastic recycled?

Find out how plastic bottles are turned into new clothing

Where does plastic come from?

Follow the production process from crude oil to the products we use every day

Fantastic plastic

Explore some of the versatile and ingenious uses for plastic that have changed our world

Marine plastic pollution

Understand some of the impacts of marine plastics

How are plastic bottles made?

Discover the stages involved in plastic bottle manufacturing

Coral life (advanced)

Coral life gallery with additional taxonomic and behavioural information

Ocean plastics facts and figures

Explore the facts and figures surrounding ocean plastics pollution

Seven types of plastic

This diagram demonstrates the properties, recyclability and toxicity of the seven types of plastic

Life cycle of a plastic bottle

Discover the journey of a plastic bottle from raw materials to recycling, landfill or litter.

What's your bag?

What are the pros and cons of using plastic bags or the alternatives?

Global plastics production

Learn about the history of global plastic production

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