Ocean Action Hub

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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2 Jul 2018 - Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives.

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28 Jun 2018 - In a bid to protect the precious “blue Pacific” the Samoan government will ban all single-use plastic bags and straws by January next year.

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27 June 2018 - In a country of more than 17000 islands, seaweed might be the ideal raw material for a bio-plastics revolution.

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26 Jun 2018 - All-female crew sets out to investigate the world's largest accumulation of marine plastic.

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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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19 Jun 2018 - Volvo has become one of the first car manufacturers to take up the issue of plastic pollution.

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19 Jun 2018 - How citizen science informed a new study that revealed the extent of microplastic and microfiber pollution in marine ecosystems.

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6 Jun 2018 - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.

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23 May 2018 - In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.

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22 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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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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