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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - February 24, 2017

The way things are going now, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. An ambitious United Nations campaign aims to stop this more…

Saving the Ocean, One Straw at a Time

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Saving the Ocean, One Straw at a Time

Source: The Globe and Mail/Justine Hunter - December 27, 2016

It started last January with the Wolf in the Fog.
One of Tofino’s abundant upscale eateries, the Wolf in the Fog signed a pledge to a more…

Tiffany & Co. and Dow Chemical Join a Growing Movement to Clean the Ocean

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Tiffany & Co. and Dow Chemical Join a Growing Movement to Clean the Ocean

Source: Greenbiz/Sara Murphy - October 20, 2016

The future of humanity depends on the health of the oceans. They provide half of the oxygen we breathe and absorb about 30 percent of more…

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Density Is Worse Than Previously Thought

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Density Is Worse Than Previously Thought

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Weston Williams - October 7, 2016

When researchers flew over the swirling mass of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a closer look, they weren't expecting it to more…

40 Tons of Marine Debris Collected From Beach in British Columbia

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40 Tons of Marine Debris Collected From Beach in British Columbia

Source: Global News/Yuliya Talmazan - September 28, 2016

A barge filled with 40 tonnes of marine debris gathered by hundreds of volunteers from the west coast of Vancouver Island docked in Richmond Monday more…

4 Million Pounds of Trash Removed During World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

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4 Million Pounds of Trash Removed During World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - August 17, 2016

What began as a small group of concerned citizens taking action has spiraled into the largest beach clean-up effort in the world — and in more…

Study Reveals Great Ocean Garbage Patches May Have Off-Ramps

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Study Reveals Great Ocean Garbage Patches May Have Off-Ramps

Source: Smithsonian/Ker Than - August 8, 2016

Ocean lovers are familiar with the image of a vast marine "garbage patch," where garbage swirls in a never-ending gyre. But the same ocean currents that help concentrate plastic more…

Volunteers Keep San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Clean

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Volunteers Keep San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Clean

Source: SF Gate/Cynthia Dizikes - July 11, 2016

Many San Franciscans were just stepping out of bed Sunday morning as several dozen volunteers gathered on Ocean Beach to pull garbage from the sand.

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British Plastic Waste Winds up in the Arctic

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British Plastic Waste Winds up in the Arctic

Source: Imperial College London/Simon Levey - July 5, 2016

A large fraction of UK plastic waste that ends up in the ocean accumulates in the Arctic Ocean, where it can harm all kinds of more…

A “Global Alert” in Times Square for Trash Hotspots in Our Waters

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A “Global Alert” in Times Square for Trash Hotspots in Our Waters

Source: Ocean Recovery Alliance/Doug Woodring - April 22, 2016

Earlier this month “Global Alert” launched in Times Square, focusing not on the crowd, but on trash hot-spots in our waters around the world.  The month-long more…