What do seabed look like? A team of European researchers has found evidence of waste in the seafloor, thousands of meters below the ocean surface. The study, conducted by the University of the Azores, gathered 23 researchers from 16 European research institutions, and analyzed nearly 600 samples from the ocean floor, ranging from 35 to 4500 meters in the Atlantic, Arctic, and Mediterranean. Francois Galgani, a researcher at Ifremer and co-author of this study, kindly agreed to respond to our questions.

Non Toxic Revolution : in October, there will be a pink revolution at the Biarritz Surfrider Campus

It’s soon October, and with October comes a pink revolution at Surfrider Foundation Europe. For this occasion, the Non Toxic Revolution exhibition, that bears the same name as the campaign, will take place at the Surfrider Campus in Biarritz and will be organised in collaboration with Keep A Breast association and with the support of Obey Clothing. Save the date; on the 3rd of October there will be a varnishing and debate, around health and environmental issues, at the Surfrider Campus in Biarritz.

The People’s Climate March on the 21st of September

Surfrider Foundation Europe will join the People’s Climate March on Sunday, the 21st of September, which is being held on the occasion of the UN Summit in New York two days later, where the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is uniting the world’s political leaders to establish the road map for the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris. This global Climate March is first and foremost a mobilisation of the people, seeking to communicate to governments the importance of establishing an ambitious and more binding climate agenda to ultimately achieve the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

Small And Deadly: Plastic Microbeads In Your Cosmetics

Some of the products you are using on a daily basis such as exfoliants, shower gel, shaving cream, and facial cleansers may contain microbeads. While providing these products with their exfoliating properties, these beads are a massive destructive force in the environment. Measuring only a few micromilimeters in diameter, they drain away with the wastewater, pass unhindered through the sewage treatment plants, and end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. From there, they enter the food chain… of which we are the last link. Surfrider has warned against this scourge before, sharing the excellent application ‘Beat the Microbead’. Today, the US State of Illinois, followed by California and New York, has decided to ban these plastic particles in cosmetic products. Australia could soon follow.