Ocean Plastics

Images & galleries

Plastic recycling

Find out how plastic bottles are turned into new clothing

Plastic production

Follow the plastic 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

PET bottle production

Discover the stages involved in PET bottle manufacturing

Coral life (advanced)

Coral life gallery with additional taxonomic and behavioural information

Plastics and the oceans

Explore the facts and figures surrounding ocean plastics pollution.

7 Types of plastic

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

Life cycle of a PET bottle

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

The design process

This diagram explains the steps involved in the design process.

Bag pros and cons

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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