Organisations Aim to Change Attitudes to Wasteful Use of Plastics 01.09.2017 09:13 Plastic Oceans & Canadian Wildlife Federation to Tackle Single Use Plastics The Canadian arm of Plastic Oceans has teamed up with conservation charity, the Canadian Wildlife Federation to reduce the use of single use plastics. read more … Bottle Deposit Scheme Among Green Alliance Recommendations 08.08.2017 13:46 FIVE Steps to Cut Waste Plastics Entering the Oceans by Two-Thirds The introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles is among the measures which could cut marine pollution in the UK by two-thirds, according to independent charity, the Green Alliance. read more … Dr. Jenna Jambeck Addresses South African Meetings 25.07.2017 13:17 US Plastic Waste Expert Address South African Meeting on Marine Debris Dr. Jenna Jambeck, a plastic waste expert from the University of Georgia, has taken part in a visit as part of the U.S. Embassy’s support of South Africa as a regional leader in addressing marine debris. read more … First Address by New Environment Secretary Promises Post-Brexit Ambition 24.07.2017 15:01 Gove Promises Action onWaste Plastics & Microbeads at WWF Speech The UK has “no intention of weakening the environmental protections” following Brexit, Michael Gove said in his first major speech in the role at the WWF’s Living Planet Centre. read more … The Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge Opens to University Students 06.07.2017 14:02 UN Competition Encourages Student Innovations to Tackle Plastic Wastes in the Ocean UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic, an innovation accelerator organisation, have launched a worldwide innovation challenge for university students to fight plastic waste in oceans. read more … The Ocean Cleanup Report First to Estimate Plastic Flows in Global Rivers 27.06.2017 15:14 Upto 2.4m tonnes of Waste Plastics Transported to the Ocean by World’s Rivers Annually Rivers transport between 1.15 and 2.41 million tonnes of plastic waste into the world’s oceans each year, according to researchers at The Ocean Cleanup. read more … Research into Microoranisms Colonising Tiny Fragments of Plastic Pollution 23.06.2017 13:51 Expédition MED 2017 Sets Sail to Research Plastic Waste Ecosystems Expédition MED 2017 scientific voyage to research the new ecosystems of marine microorganisms and bacteria which colonise and live on micro-fragments of degraded plastic, has set sail from the port of Fiumicino, Italy. read more …
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