Ocean Action Hub

11 Sept 2018 - The Badge curriculum will first focus on youth groups and schools in Kenya, reaching an estimated 50,000 young people.

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5 Sept 2018 - RanMarine Technology has developed the WasteShark, an aquadrone that can “suck up” garbage from the water.

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31 Aug 2018 - Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.

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30 Aug 2018 - There often are tiny bits of plastic in the fish and shellfish we eat. Scientists are racing to figure out what that means for our health.

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22 Aug 2018 - Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment?

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2 Aug 2018 - A sustainable fashion brand has created a footwear range made from single-use plastics collected from the ocean floor.

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29 Jul 2018 - The company also said it would stop using "virgin" plastic in its offices, shops, warehouses and distribution centers, saving an estimated 40 tons of plastic per year.

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6 Jul 2018 - Fisherman in India’s southern state of Kerala are taking on the battle to cut the level of plastic waste in the oceans.

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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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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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