Ocean Action Hub

6 Aug 2020 - The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and par

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21 Jul 2020 - Applications are open!

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29 Apr 2020 - Fears pollution affecting cognition as crabs exposed to polyethylene struggle to select good homes.

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31 Mar 2020 - Report says plastic from Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever products could cover 83 football pitches every day.

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11 Feb 2020 - IISD SDG Knowledge Hub - The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative aims to reduce plastic pollution from the tourism sector through a set of actionable commitments by 2025.

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24 Jan 2019 - Patricia Scotland - There are new opportunities to invest in the ocean economy.

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8 Aug 2019 - The Guardian - India’s most sacred river is also its most polluted, with plastic a major culprit. A new effort will monitor its flow to the ocean and assess poverty linkages.

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21 Feb 2019 - Meet Manal and read her story. She joined our Ocean Action Campaign as a volunteer in September and focused her activities back to her roots in Lebanon.

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20 Aug 2018 - New research suggests that millions of contact lenses may be ending up in U.S. water supplies each year, contributing to ocean pollution.

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18 Jun 2018 - Bashiru Brima, 21, is not your regular tailor. He makes bags, mats and hats out of plastic refuse, while educating his people to reclaim waste.

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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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UNDP and the Smithsonian Institution held an online event celebrating #EarthOptimism2018 and our ocean.
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20/04/2018 - 11:00 to 12:30
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5 Oct 2017 - Confusion surrounding Kenya’s new ban on plastic bags may jeopardize the

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27 June 2017 - Plastic has been found in basking shark feeding grounds and the habitats of puffins and seals, according to a Greenpeace voyage around Scotland.

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2 Mar 2017 - Only China dumps more plastic in the ocean than Indonesia. But by 2025, the world’s largest archipelago aims to reduce marine waste by 70%.

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27 Feb 2017 - Plastic is woven into the fabric of our lives. But for all the benefits it has given us, disposing of plastic products, particularly packaging, has become a major environmental issue.

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27 Feb 2017 - Report offers vision for a global economy in which plastics never become waste, and a blueprint for the systemic change and collaboration needed to realize that vision.

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23 Feb 2017 - A team of artists, scientists, activists, and filmmakers took a recent expedition from Bali to Komodo Island to document plastic pollution in the region.

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20 Feb 2017 - Surfers Against Sewage's (SAS) 'Message in A Bottle' campaign is expected to pass the 250,000 milestone by the time it is discussed in the UK Parliament in May.

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17 December 2017 - A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.

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13 February 2016 - Plastic cotton buds are one of the most common types of litter found on Britain's beaches

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13 February 2017 - If current rates of economic growth were to continue, by 2025 the cumulative plastic waste dumped in the sea could reach 155m tonnes, according to a study.

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Eight million tons. That’s a lot of plastic to swallow, and a lot of straws to bear even if you’re the world’s oceans (yes, who knew we use 300 million plastic straws a day?).

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Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food.

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This report presents a compelling opportunity to increase the system...
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A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

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This report presents a compelling opportunity to increase the system...
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