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Sharing posts about marine or plastic litter, littering of stuff we consume and which can reach the ocean and waterways. (Private feed, 3rd party content which I do not take responsibility or ownership for, views are my own)
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Marine litter legislation: A toolkit for policymakers; UNEP & Environmental Law Institute

This report provides an overview of legislation that countries have implemented to tackle marine litter, focusing in particular on upstream solutions.
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Marine microplastic debris: a targeted plan for understanding and quantifying interactions with marine life - Clark - 2016 - Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment - Wiley Online Library

Marine microplastic debris: a targeted plan for understanding and quantifying interactions with marine life - Clark - 2016 - Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment - Wiley Online Library | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
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Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed.
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Glo Reformulates Without Beads

Glo Reformulates Without Beads | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Glo skincare no longer includes polyethylene beads in its products. "We are fidning biodegradable alternatives," the brand states.

The Denver-based company has re
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8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it

8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans are awash in plastic pollution, and as these maps and charts show, the situation is poised to worsen unless drastic changes take place.
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Plastic alternatives: more environmentally costly? | Packaging World

Plastic alternatives: more environmentally costly? | Packaging World | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
A new study compares the environmental costs of plastics vs. alternative materials by using accounting methods that measure and valu
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Industry Study Touts Environmental Benefits of Plastic

Industry Study Touts Environmental Benefits of Plastic | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
The American Chemistry Council insists via a commissioned report that plastic has an environmental impact far smaller than alternative materials such as glass and aluminum.
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2015 was deadliest year on record for environmental activists

2015 was deadliest year on record for environmental activists | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
UK-based NGO Global Witness reports that at least 185 environmental activists were murdered last year around the globe, and two-thirds of those were in Latin America. According to the report:
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Green Sheep Water Launches New Label Design - BevNET.com

Green Sheep Water Launches New Label Design - BevNET.com | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Launched in late 2014, Green Sheep Water is available in select states, including regional placement at Whole Foods, Star Market, Roundy’s, and Mariano’s stores.
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The USDA Is Creating A New Kind Of Sustainable Food Packaging — ThinkProgress

The USDA Is Creating A New Kind Of Sustainable Food Packaging — ThinkProgress | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
The good news is you can eat it.
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MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads - BBC News

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads - BBC News | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.
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The Mad Dash to Clean Up Rio’s Guanabara Bay Before the Games

The Mad Dash to Clean Up Rio’s Guanabara Bay Before the Games | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Before several hundred sailors and windsurfers begin to compete in Rio on August 8, floating street sweepers are trying to clean up the waters.
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State-of-art marina trash skimmer installed in Kewalo Harbor

State-of-art marina trash skimmer installed in Kewalo Harbor | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
The skimmer utilizes sustainable technology to remove plastics, oil, marine debris and trash,
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Marine microplastic debris: a targeted plan for understanding and quantifying interactions with marine life

Marine microplastic debris: a targeted plan for understanding and quantifying interactions with marine life | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Official Full-Text Publication: Marine microplastic debris: a targeted plan for understanding and quantifying interactions with marine life on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.
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UK Government plans to outlaw microbeads! But a limited ban won't do. | Greenpeace UK

UK Government plans to outlaw microbeads! But a limited ban won't do. | Greenpeace UK | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
This weekend, the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced a plan to ban microbeads from cosmetic products like face scrubs, toothpastes and shower gels.
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Teaching children with environmental literacy - Eco Child's Play

Teaching children with environmental literacy - Eco Child's Play | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Children's literature can communicate with children about the environment. Environmental literacy is both developmentally appropriate and educational.
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CSIRO Marine Debris Team, finalist 2016 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

2016 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research http://australianmuseum.net.au/eureka CSIRO Marine Debris Team The CSIR
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3D printed Plastic Madonna statues unveiled in Rio & Amsterdam made completely from recycled plastic

3D printed Plastic Madonna statues unveiled in Rio & Amsterdam made completely from recycled plastic | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
To draw attention to the huge amounts of plastic that is filling the seas, Dutch artist Peter Smith of KLEAN unveiled a 12m long Plastic Madonna statue in Rio and a 1.2m long 3D printed version in Amsterdam, with a 12m long 3D printed statue coming...
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Plastic input into the oceans

Plastic input into the oceans | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
RT @ecoclimax: Plastic input into the oceans https://t.co/Jqb52Z6W0o #Plastic #Pollution https://t.co/h1ZNohXSNm
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Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics

Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.
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A Startup Is Turning Trash Into Construction Materials

A Startup Is Turning Trash Into Construction Materials | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
ByFusion has developed a method to transform plastic waste into construction materials that mimic cinderblocks.
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Japanese Real Estate Company Gives Hermit Crabs A New Home

Japanese Real Estate Company Gives Hermit Crabs A New Home | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
A Japanese real estate company has introduced a revolutionary new housing solution: brand-new shells for homeless hermit crabs!
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Plastic pollution: which two oceans contain the most?

Plastic pollution: which two oceans contain the most? | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
This map ranks the world’s oceans by the amount of plastic floating on the surface.
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Study to explore microbes attached to floating plastic

Study to explore microbes attached to floating plastic | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that the ocean is full of plastic. Here is a guest post about a current crowdfunding campaign to explore the microbes that colonize plastic. Professor Ana Maria Barral f…
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Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report | GRID-Arendal

Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report | GRID-Arendal | Marine Litter, Trash | Muell im Meer | Scoop.it
A new report says we need to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century – even if we don’t know everything about what it’s doing to the health of the environment or people. Marine Litter Vital Graphics was released today. Produced by GRID-Arendal and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the new report shows that there is a need to take a hard look at how we produce and use plastic.
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