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Extracting DNA from ocean microplastics: a method comparison study - Analytical Methods (RSC Publishing)

The ubiquity of plastics in oceans worldwide raises concerns about their ecological implications.
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The first assessment of marine debris in a Site of Community Importance in the north-western Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). - PubMed - NCBI

Mar Pollut Bull. 2016 Nov 12. pii: S0025-326X(16)30908-0. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]
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Opening Ceremony of the 2016 China International Circular Economy Exhibition - European Commission - European Commission

Opening Ceremony of the 2016 China International Circular Economy Exhibition - European Commission - European Commission | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Opening Ceremony of the 2016 China International Circular Economy Exhibition
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Colonization of Polystyrene Microparticles by Vibrio crassostreae: Light and Electron Microscopic Investigation

Microplastics collected at sea harbor a high diversity of microorganisms, including some Vibrio genus members, raising questions about the role of microplastics as a novel ecological niche for potentially pathogenic microorganisms.
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IOTN23-05-PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS OF MICROPLASTICS FROM BEACHES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN |

IOTN23-05-PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS OF MICROPLASTICS FROM BEACHES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN | | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
#IOTN23 #seaturtle Preliminary observations of #microplastics from nesting beaches in the Indian Ocean https://t.co/C3n0HwRJhw
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IOTN23-04-A STORY FROM THE FIELD: REMOVING MARINE DEBRIS TO RESTORE NESTING BEACH HABITAT IN KIPUMBWI VILLAGE, TANZANIA |

IOTN23-04-A STORY FROM THE FIELD: REMOVING MARINE DEBRIS TO RESTORE NESTING BEACH HABITAT IN KIPUMBWI VILLAGE, TANZANIA | | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
#IOTN23 Removing marine debris to restore #seaturtle nesting beach habitat in Kipumbwi Village, Tanzania https://t.co/E9r93O5ZI3
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Trending: Packaging Industry Challenged by Plastics BAN List, BillerudKorsnäs’ 3D-Forming Tech | Sustainable Brands

Trending: Packaging Industry Challenged by Plastics BAN List, BillerudKorsnäs’ 3D-Forming Tech | Sustainable Brands | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
The packaging industry in the U.S. is being challenged this month: four non-profit conservation organizations released a Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List in support of California’s Proposition 67 ban on carry-out plastic bags; and...
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14 Circular Economy Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas

14 Circular Economy Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
This Christmas, why not give a gift made from ‘waste’ materials to reduce the environmental impact of owning stuff and support businesses transitioning to a circular economy?
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Sweden Is Recycling So Much Trash, It's Running Out

Sweden Is Recycling So Much Trash, It's Running Out | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Sweden has become so successful at recycling its own waste that it is running out.
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The Effects of Natural and Anthropogenic Microparticles on Individual Fitness in Daphnia magna. - PubMed - NCBI

PLoS One. 2016 May 13;11(5):e0155063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155063. eCollection 2016.
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EU CONFERENCE ON PLASTICS, CREATING CIRCULAR BREAKTHROUGHS AND CLOSING THE PLASTICS LOOP

EU CONFERENCE ON PLASTICS, CREATING CIRCULAR BREAKTHROUGHS AND CLOSING THE PLASTICS LOOP | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
The platform bringing urban issues back to the citizens. Based in Amsterdam and Stockholm
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Novel method for the extraction and identification of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish gut matrices - Analytical Methods (RSC Publishing)

This work presents alternative extraction and analysis techniques to identify microplastics in the environment.
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Plastic pollution on the Baltic beaches of Kaliningrad region, Russia

Contamination of sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea in Kaliningrad region is evaluated on the base of surveys carried out from June 2015 to January 2016.
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Automated Marine Debris Collection Equipment Market - Mediterranean Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024

Mediterranean Automated Marine Debris Collection Equipment Market: Scope and Methodology The automated marine debris collectio
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Filipino Teen Invents Biodegradable Plastic Bags Made of Coconuts

Filipino Teen Invents Biodegradable Plastic Bags Made of Coconuts | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Amin Hataman, a 15-year old Filipino student has invented biodegradable plastic bags that may save our earth from pollution.
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Virgin microplastics cause toxicity and modulate the impacts of phenanthrene on biomarker responses in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

Despite the ubiquity of microplastics (MPs) in aquatic environments and their proven ability to carry a wide variety of chemicals, very little is known about the impacts of virgin or contaminant-loaded MPs on organisms.
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RRI Tools: fostering Responsible Research and Innovation | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)

RRI Tools: fostering Responsible Research and Innovation | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
RRI Tools: fostering Responsible Research and Innovation https://t.co/rlDvlsNP7d
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Smart Girls and the Sea: Meet Chelsea Rochman

Smart Girls and the Sea: Meet Chelsea Rochman | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Show of hands, who has seen plastic like straws or bags on a beach or somewhere else it didn't belong?
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Harnessing bacteria to fight ocean pollution | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | PLOS Synthetic Biology Community

Harnessing bacteria to fight ocean pollution | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | PLOS Synthetic Biology Community | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
  More than five trillion tiny pieces of plastic are floating on the surface of the world’s oceans, threatening marine life and posing health hazards
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Tweet from @EPAwater

Tweet from @EPAwater | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Our goal is to reduce plastic pollution discharges to our ocean to 0 within the next 10 years.… https://t.co/vVvCdRp4N1
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SPTC to implement new recycling program - The San Pedro Sun News

SPTC to implement new recycling program - The San Pedro Sun News | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
In order to properly address the on-going garbage crisis across Ambergris Caye, Mayor Daniel Guerrero is putting forth a new recycling program.
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Adidas just created a futuristic shoe made with a super-strong, biodegradable silk

Adidas just created a futuristic shoe made with a super-strong, biodegradable silk | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Adidas has made the first shoe ever from a synthetic silk-like fiber that may be the strongest natural material available.
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First detection of seven phthalate esters (PAEs) as plastic tracers in superficial neustonic/planktonic samples and cetaceans blubber - Analytical Methods (RSC Publishing)

Ingestion of plastics and microplastics by marine organisms may have physical and toxicological noxious effects creating a serious threat to marine species.
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Microfibers: The Next Frontier of Plastic Pollution and the Search for a Solution | Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Microfibers: The Next Frontier of Plastic Pollution and the Search for a Solution | Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Bess Ruff: More plastic fibers (430%+) are shed in top-load than front-load washing machines. https://t.co/us6aswbnvj
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Fate of nano- and microplastic in freshwater systems: A modeling study

Riverine transport to the marine environment is an important pathway for microplastic. However, information on fate and transport of nano- and microplastic in freshwater systems is lacking.
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