Ocean Action Hub

17 May 2019 - NY Times - A new survey of remote islands off the coast of Australia found mountains of plastic weighing as much as a blue whale.

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14 May 2019 - Almost all governments have agreed to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework to better regulate its global trade, and launched a new 'Partnership on Plastic Waste' in support.

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29 Apr 2019 - The plastic pollution that end up in the Earth's oceans is costing world governments as much as $2.5 trillion a year.

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19 Apr 2019 - Shampoo, lotion, deodorant: They all come swathed in plastic. But some companies are trying to change that.

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10 Apr 2019 - An article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin takes a first step at calculating the cost of marine plastic pollution and finds that all ecosystem services are im

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2 Apr 2019 - Home to almost 20 million residents, the state will ban most single-use plastic bags provided by supermarkets and other stores starting in March 2020. 

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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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19 Mar 2019 - At UN Environment Assembley in Nairobi delegates pledge to protect polluted, degraded planet as it adopts blueprint for more sustainable future.

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18 Mar 2019 - The Infinitum bottle deposit hub recycles 97 per cent of Norway’s plastic drinks bottles. Should the world follow suit to help tackle the menace of plastic pollution?

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14 Mar 2019 - A new set of publicly-available guidelines for monitoring plastic in the oceans is expected to help harmonize how the scale of the issue is assessed. 

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12 Mar 2019 - Countries set their sights on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

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28 Feb 2019 - Finds that if the scale of commitments continues to rise in a similar manner to 2016-2018 and funding is secured, there will be a positive trend towards reductions in marine litte

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27 Feb 2019 - Plastics are an increasing cause of concern due to potential sources of chemicals that disrupt hormones and affect the growth and reproductive success of a wide variety of wi

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11 Feb 2019 - Plastic is choking the ocean. A new innovation challenge looks for ideas on how to solve the pollution problem from anyone, anywhere.

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24 Jan 2019 - The ‘Flipflopi’ Project has produced the world’s first traditional dhow boat built entirely of ten tonnes of plastic trash collected from Kenya’s beaches and towns.

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21 Jan 2019 - Personal care brand Procter & Gamble has joined forces with several major companies to launch a new organisation to tackle plastic waste levels in the ocean.

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18 Jan 2019 - Paris agreement for the sea recommended as rates of plastic pollution to skyrocket

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28 Dec 2018 - In 2018 the United Nations began negotiations for a new treaty to protect high seas wildlife, paving the way for marine protected areas.
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27 Dec 2018 - The oceans might also contain the solution to this massive problem.

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17 Dec 2018 - The circular economy is a system in which re-using and recycling is maximised and waste and negative impacts are minimized — a closed loop where as little as possible is thrown away.
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5 Dec 2018 - The world’s biggest beverage companies are joining efforts to tackle a global plastic waste problem.

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12 Nov 2018 - The IMO's plan aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships.

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13 Nov 2018 - Scientific American - Tons of dumped nets and other fishing equipment are strangling animals and habitats.

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26 Oct 2018 - Guatemala has announced a commitment to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean as part of UN Environment's Clean Seas Campaign. 

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25 Oct 2018 - The world is waking up to a crisis of ocean plastic—NatGeo is tracking the developments and solutions as they happen.

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23 Oct 2018 - BBC NEWS - Doyinsola Ogunye, along with around 20 volunteer children, vigorously combs a sandy shore in the Nigerian coastal city of Lagos, unearthing deeply embedded litter

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19 Oct 2018 - Despite the pretty postcards of blue lagoons and white sand beaches it's a country for which many of the SDGs are extremely urgent.

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16 Oct 2018 - New York Times - A conservation organization tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat and shells for a living.

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12 Oct 2018 - Empower is aiming to open a plastic recycling collection point in Bali, Indonesia in time for the Our Ocean conference that will be attended by global world leaders at the end of October. 

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