Ocean Action Hub

22 May 2020 - Researchers trawled the surface of coastal waters off the UK and US with finer mesh nets than typically used and captured vast quantities of shorter and thinner plastic parti

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04 May 2020 - Microplastics have been found in Antarctic sea ice for the first time, scientists say.

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29 Apr 2020 - Fears pollution affecting cognition as crabs exposed to polyethylene struggle to select good homes.

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24 Apr 2020 - New research on satellite imagery can distinguish litter from natural debris with 86% accuracy, improving tracking of floating plastics and support clean-up operations in fut

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30 Mar 2020 - Hosepipes inside a sperm whale, plastic banana bags eaten by green turtles and a shotgun cartridge inside a True's beaked whale.

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25 Mar 2020 - We received a huge wave of proposals to address marine pollution. We're now reviewing all and will contact the best in the coming weeks to invite full proposals.

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23 Mar 2020 - Focusing on materials, ocean cleaning technology, reuse, and changing the value chain, Norwegian companies have come far in developing solutions and technology that can help

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02 Mar 2020 - The OIC is seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000.

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18 Feb 2020 - One solution is a plastic recycling project which enables homes and businesses to deposit their recyclable plastic bottles in branded containers, at fuel stations across Accr

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31 Jan 2020 - New plastics initiative was officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with th

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27 Jan 2020 - WEF - The young generation is finding solutions to the world's problems: Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen's campaign; Indonesia's President has now promised to clean up the country's rivers.
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17 Jan 2019 - Environmentalists say Kenya's recent ban on plastic bags is working wonders, but the problem with one-way disposable plastic bottles remains out of control.

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13 Jan 2019 - BBC - More than half a million tonnes of fishing gear is estimated to be lost or abandoned every year in the world's seas and oceans.

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9 Jan 2019 - UNDP Accelerator Lab set the goal of encouraging colleagues to reduce single-use plastic use at work, assuming that behavior change will be transposed to their lives outside w

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3 Jan 2020 - Do you want to know the amount of microplastic you eat - every day, every week, every year?

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30 Dec 2019 - Plastics constitute a growing threat to our environment - and in turn, human well-being - affecting the world’s freshwater systems and marine resources in particular, as well

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23 Dec 2019 - A new, binding international agreement is recommended to address the shortcomings of the global plastic waste trade and eliminate discharge of plastics into the (marine) envi

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17 Dec 2019 - The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the state government’s Aahar Scheme.

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11 Dec 2019 - Indonesia has become a dumping ground for plastic from Australia, Europe and North America.

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9 Dec 2019 - The world now produces more than 380 million tonnes of plastic every year, which could end up as pollutants, entering our natural environment and oceans.

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6 Dec 2019 - UNDP, relevant national stakeholders and representatives from five schools in Honiara took part in the final validation workshop within the “Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initia

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5 Dec 2019 - Vietnam generates large amounts of waste every day but there is growing awareness and entrepreneurship in zero-waste businesses as Vietnamese people, particularly youngsters,

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23 Oct 2019 - Scientists have developed a chemical technique which breaks down the bonds that make polyethylene so indestructible.

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14 Oct 2019 - For all the obvious benefits of plastic (and packaging more generally), the industry can no longer hide the fact that it’s polluting our planet.

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9 Oct 2019 - Philanthropic capital has a key role to play in paving the way towards sustainable waste management and recycling supply chains and creating investible solutions at scale.

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4 Oct 2019 - How can we prevent plastic polluting rivers and the ocean? Indian Prime Minister Modi has urged people to stop using single-use plastic country-wide.

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11 Sept 2019 - Sarah Ferguson is creating awareness about plastic pollution one stroke at a time.

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9 Sept 2019 - The campaign encourages Thai consumers to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics at grocery stores, eateries and cafes across the country.
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5 Sept 2019 - A million volunteer-strong beach clean-up effort spanned 120 countries; it also turned up an artificial Christmas tree and a typewriter.

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9 Aug 2019 - BBC - Plastics, arsenic, lead and nicotine from butts can all harm marine life. Just one per litre of water can be highly toxic to fish, research suggests.

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