Ocean Action Hub
20 May 2018 - Industry being driven by consumers to take action after decades of plastic waste leaking into the seas, damaging environment and health.
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16 May 2018 - The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.

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14 May 2018 - A plastic bag was found at a depth of almost 36,000 feet in the Mariana Trench. Scientists say it’s the world’s deepest known piece of plastic trash.

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10 May 2018 - The hatchlings swallow plastic, perhaps mistaking it for food, and can’t pass it because their bodies are too tiny.
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7 May 2018 - The current state of Trinidad and Tobago’s waste management and disposal system is receiving immediate and in-depth attention to ensure that the detrimental impact on human health and the environment from waste is mitigated.

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1 May 2018 - The idyllic islands in Italy are banning single-use plastic and imposing hefty punishments on rule-breakers.

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27 Apr 2018 - Learn more about the serious problem of plastic in the ocean with this infographic.
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Gael, a 10-year old surfer from #Rio, is collecting litter from the beaches to help #SaveOurOcean.

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Humans produce more than 300 million tonnes of plastic per year, and much of this plastic waste ends up in the ocean. The consequences?

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25 Apr 2018 - A new study has found that harmful bacteria can quickly grow on plastic bags in the ocean in as little as 40 days.

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20 Apr 2018 - Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April since 1970.  This international day reminds us about the interdependence between natural ecosystems and human life.

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19 Apr 2018 - Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea every year - equal to a rubbish truck every minute.

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16 Apr 2018 - Two billion people around the world lack access to effective waste collection so much of the plastic they use ends up in our oceans.

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12 Apr 2018 - Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit focusing on marine conservation, has launched a new campaign to increase awareness of the overwhelming plastic pollution of the ocean.

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5 Apr 2018 - Niantic, Inc. and Playmob are teaming up to host the first ever Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up on April 22.

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4 Apr 2018 - Plastics entering coastal waters both absorb and release cadmium, lead and other toxic metals. Scientists are now trying to determine the impact of metal-contaminated plastic on marine life and ocean ecosystems.

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29 Mar 2018 - A deposit scheme for bottles won’t make a scrap of difference. This stuff is in our food, our clothes – and in us.

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26 Mar 2018 - Malaysians will soon be the first to earn gold by recycling their plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

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22 Mar 2018 - Closed Loop Ocean initiative aims to invest and unlock significant capital on behalf of the public and private sectors in better waste and recycling infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

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21 Mar 2018 - ​A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

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21 Mar 2018 - The Cabinet of Belize approved a proposal to reduce pollution via phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags, styrofoam and plastic food utensils by 22 April 2019.

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26 Feb 2017 - Global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world’s worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.

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20 Feb 2018 - Thirteen universities and not-for-profit research organizations will share nearly $2.7 million in funding to look closely at the impact of contaminants on fish, marine mammals and other aquatic species.

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5 Feb 2018 - Scientists have shown that up to 12 million tons of plastic are entering our oceans every year – that’s a rubbish truck full every minute.

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1 Feb 2018 - Scientists have revealed for the first time that our rivers and oceans are so rife with plastic that miniscule particles are penetrating every stage of the food chain.

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31 Jan 2018 - An onslaught of bottles, bags and other litter makes reefs 20 times more likely to get sick. Scientists are scrambling to learn why.

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26 Jan 2018 - Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists.

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23 Jan 2018 - A waka is being used to help measure the amount of plastic rubbish coming from the East Coast.

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19 Jan 2018 - Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good news.

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12 Jan 2018 - Australia: 11 900 plastic bottles. That's how many the Seabin can 'catch' per year.​

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