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For many people, the Arctic is considered an untouched wilderness, but knowledge of the presence of plastic in the area has been around since the 1980s, which shows that nature is less untouched than many of us believe. Why does so much plastic end up in the Arctic and what would it take to reduce it?
Are you feeding the plastic monster?
What is needed to reduce and prevent littering in the Arctic?
It is important to reduce littering where it occurs in the Arctic.
Arctic: Beach clean-up in Svalbard
Inaccessible areas. Wild nature. But also marine litter. In 2023, the clean-up activity in Svalbard was intensified.
How does plastic pollution affect the Arctic?
Plastic affects the wildlife in the Arctic. Plastic has been found in Arctic birds since the 1960s.