Ocean Action Hub

Welcome to the country page for the United States. This page highlights the resources posted on the Ocean Action Hub related to implementation of SDG 14 : Life below Water in the United States.

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14 Jun 2019 - Two American senators come together across party lines to protect the ocean with a new law passed to address dumping of waste and debris in the ocean. Read their blog:

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20 Mar 2019 - American multinational SC Johnson plans to launch a container made entirely of recycled plastic collected on the shores of Mexico and Haiti.

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25 Oct 2018 - Learn more about cheap green living and the steps you can take...
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24 Oct 2018 - Cora Ball’s solution is built to be elegant and prevent us from ultimately "eating our fleece, our yoga pants and our gym clothes."

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20 Aug 2018 - New research suggests that millions of contact lenses may be ending up in U.S. water supplies each year, contributing to ocean pollution.

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3 Jul 2018 - Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities.

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26 Jun 2018 - One of the finalists in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, Anna Du’s robot is designed to use infrared light to help us understand just how badly our oceans are being ruined with trash.

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15 May 2018 - Students, teachers and volunteers will mark the day at Dockweiler State Beach on 24 May.

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4 May 2018 - Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

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UNDP and the Smithsonian Institution held an online event celebrating #EarthOptimism2018 and our ocean.
Event Date:
20/04/2018 - 11:00 to 12:30
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3 Apr 2018 - Since 2002, about 800 tons of abandoned ocean gear has been burned and turned it into electricity — enough to power 350 homes in Hawaii for a year.

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1 Mar 2018 - Hawaii’s legislature is taking action toward the U.S.’ first statewide prohibition on foam packaging, which is toxic to marine life.

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