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Contributor: Senne Starckx

Senne Starcks

Senne Starckx is a freelance science journalist, writing for general media (both print and online) in Flanders, The Netherlands and internationally. He also writes for several specialist journals. He owns a Master’s degree in theoretical physics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2005).

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler, senior scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic waste enters the oceans. Plastic pollution is so ubiquitous that scientists have coined a new term for the marine environment: the plastisphere. Before you joined the NIOZ in July 2017, ...

Plastisphere – the oceans of plastic

The Oceans of Plastics – Plastisphere: A new term for the marine environment

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic waste enters the oceans. Plastic pollution is so ubiquitous that scientists have coined a new term for the marine environment: the plastisphere.