Myanmar: Five postcards from where tourists don’t go

There is nothing quite like being woken up at 5am by the high-pitched warble of Burmese prayer pop blasted from temple speakers. What the rude start has in its favour, however, is the opportunity to wander the pre-dawn streets and watch burgundy-robed monks bend in thanks as they silently collect daily alms of steamed rice. … Continue reading

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 10 years on

Ten years ago, my first long feature for a commercial magazine was published and, to this day, Landfill-on-Sea for Ecologist remains my most searched-for piece of work. That’s because it taps into a massive and growing problem: our ever-swelling appetite for plastics. Plastic pollution in our oceans has shot up in the past decade, not … Continue reading

Un Ocean de Plastique, L’Ecologiste

Un Ocean de Plastique, L’Ecologiste magazine, October 2007 Translation of ‘Landfill-on-Sea’ article, syndicated by Ecologist magazine and translated into French by L’Ecologiste L’Ecologiste

Landfill-on-Sea, Ecologist

Landfill-on-Sea – Ecologist magazine feature, August/September 2007 The first article detailing the true extent of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean published in the UK. Picked up by the national press (first headlined by The Independent newspaper) over three months later, in January 2008, and followed by news programmes and features across the media.