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Plastic Pollution

It’s Time to Clean Up Ocean Plastic, But We Must Avoid the Mistakes of Global Climate Policy

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It’s Time to Clean Up Ocean Plastic, But We Must Avoid the Mistakes of Global Climate Policy

Source: The Conversation/Malcolm David Hudson - December 14, 2017

In early December 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi announced a resolution on marine litter and microplastics. The move was widely welcomed as the emerging more…

How I Sea: Shelby O’Neil, Jr. Ocean Guardians

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How I Sea: Shelby O’Neil, Jr. Ocean Guardians

Source: The TerraMar Project - December 13, 2017

Meet Shelby O'Neil, the inspiring High School student behind the #NoStrawNovember movement.
Hi, my name is Shelby O’Neil and I am a freshly minted 17-year-old. more…

Scientists Find Alarming Rates of Sea Turtle Mortality From Marine Debris

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Scientists Find Alarming Rates of Sea Turtle Mortality From Marine Debris

Source: Phys.org/University of Exeter - December 13, 2017

Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, including plastic 'six pack' holders and disgarded more…

Can A Shield of Bubbles Stop The Overflow of Plastic Pollution Into The Sea?

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Can A Shield of Bubbles Stop The Overflow of Plastic Pollution Into The Sea?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Michael Allen - December 12, 2017

When a river flows into the ocean, so does plastic. Lots of it. The highest estimates suggest that rivers transport as much as four million more…

The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

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The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - December 7, 2017

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned.
Lisa Svensson said governments, firms more…

Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

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Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 5, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if there more…

Glitter Bugs: Nurseries Are Banning This Common Source of Plastic Pollution

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Glitter Bugs: Nurseries Are Banning This Common Source of Plastic Pollution

Source: The Guardian/Jules Howard - November 28, 2017

What will the rocks record about the lives we lead? What might a future palaeontologist, human or otherwise, make of the structures that will come more…

UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

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UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

Source: The Telegraph/Helena Horton - November 22, 2017

Michael Gove has vowed to take action over plastic pollution in the oceans after being "haunted" by Sunday night's episode of Blue Planet.

In the episode, more…

UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

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UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

Source: The Guardian/Peter Walker - November 21, 2017

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as more…

Some People See Plastic Waste, Others See A Material That We Can Work With

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Some People See Plastic Waste, Others See A Material That We Can Work With

Source: The Conversation/Deirdre McKay - November 20, 2017

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them “away” often means into our river systems and more…