Ocean Action Hub

25 July 2019 - The hotter it gets, the more the stuff in plastic can move into food or drinking water.

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24 Oct 2018 - The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.

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9 Oct 2018 - Hindu temples in southern India are taking a stand against single-use plastic. Other faiths are taking notice.

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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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20 Jun 2018 - This year’s World Oceans Day, observed annually on 8 June, featured the release of publications and the launch of campaigns to tackle plastic pollution.

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11 Jun 2018 - The journey of plastic to the ocean is marked by opportunities to change course.

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11 May 2018 - World Ocean's Day, the annual global event aimed at tackling some of the biggest threats facing our oceans, will take place on June 8, 2018.

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

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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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2 Nov 2017 - The Emerald City is eliminating millions of plastic straws thanks to a collaboration between activists, business and the maker of a marine-safe alternative to a ubiquitous product. Now the campaign is moving to other major cities.

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21 July 2017 - Costa Rica has ambitious and innovative plans to boost gains on the economic and social fronts while protecting the environment.

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11 July 2017 - All of the members of the U.S. Aquarium Conservation Partnership are eliminating single-use plastic within their own venues, including plastic straws and single-use plastic take-away bags.

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