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Diving Deeper: Microplastics

Diving Deeper: Microplastics | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In this episode, we discuss microplastics and its effects on our ocean and Great Lakes environments, especially the aquatic life that live there with NOAA Debris Program Chief Scientist Amy Uhrin.
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Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats: A New MDP Report

Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats: A New MDP Report | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to announce the release of our new report detailing marine debris impacts to various marine habitats. It is important to understand the nature and extent of the impacts caused by marine debris on coastal and benthic (bottom) habitats, as this can directly affect many other parts of…
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The Truth About Garbage Patches

The Truth About Garbage Patches | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
You’ve likely heard the term “garbage patch” many times and it’s possible that this is what comes to mind: Although this is what most people picture when they think of a “garbage patch,” that’s actually pretty inaccurate. Let’s set the record straight and get to the truth about garbage patches. First off, garbage patches have…
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Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils

Sarah Munir is raising funds for Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils on Kickstarter!

We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
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Ari Jónsson uses algae to create biodegradable water bottles

Ari Jónsson uses algae to create biodegradable water bottles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Product design student Ari Jónsson combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle
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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 1, 7:06 PM
All plastics should be made this way. If it costs more, we'll learn to use less. Many island nations are heavily dependent on nutrition from the sea whilst the "civilized " West uses the sea as a garbage dump and chokes the life out of it!
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Plastic marine litter does not break down...

It does not matter where you are, marine litter finds its way, even into the Arctic. Plastic marine litter does not break down
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Reducing Marine Debris in the Great Lakes

Reducing Marine Debris in the Great Lakes | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This week marks 2016's Great Lakes Day and to celebrate the events, we’re taking a closer look at some of the efforts against marine debris in the Great Lakes region. The newest addition to the fight against marine debris in this region is an exciting prevention effort led by the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability,…
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Dive Against Debris Resources Now Available in 12 Languages

You asked, we listened! In an effort to make Dive Against Debris™ easier and more accessible to divers of all different locations and nationalities, we’ve expanded our Dive Against Debris resources to include more than 12 different languages. Divers across the globe can now remove, record and report debris in the language of their choice.
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Microplastics on the seabed inadequately mapped

Microplastics on the seabed inadequately mapped | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Nobody knows the amount of microplastics on the seabed along the coast of Norway. Uni Research in Bergen wants to start investigations in Byfjorden.
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Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics
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The world sends us garbage, we send back music: Favio Chavez at TEDxAmsterdam

Produced by: http://www.fellermedia.com Camera & Crew: http://www.hoens.tv Favio Chávez worked as an ecological technician at the largest garbage dump in Asu...
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Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report | GRID-Arendal - News - News Archive

Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report | GRID-Arendal - News - News Archive | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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The NOAA MDP Launches Monitoring Toolbox!

The NOAA MDP Launches Monitoring Toolbox! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Sherry Lippiatt, California Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to announce the launch of the new “Get Started Toolbox” for our Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP). The MDMAP is our flagship citizen science initiative that engages partner organizations and volunteers across the…
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Exciting Things Are Happening in the Southeast!

Exciting Things Are Happening in the Southeast! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
What do microplastics, nesting sea turtles, derelict crab trap floats, local fishermen, and whale guts have in common? They’re all part of some of the exciting projects going on in the Southeast region to fight marine debris! There’s lots going on in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s (MDP) Southeast region right now, check out a…
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Crean un plástico biodegradable a partir de la piel del tomate

Crean un plástico biodegradable a partir de la piel del tomate | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, plataforma multimedia de comunicación científica
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Marine Debris, Five Years After the Japan Tsunami

Marine Debris, Five Years After the Japan Tsunami | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The tsunami that struck Japan five years ago today was one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. Many lives and property were lost and after all that destruction, there was another impact to address: marine debris. The tsunami swept countless debris items into the Pacific Ocean, many of which eventually made their…
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EcoARK Pavillion

EcoARK Pavillion | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
EcoARK webisode from Megastructures Eco Ark on National Geographic Channel.
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Ten Years of the NOAA Marine Debris Program: 2006

Ten Years of the NOAA Marine Debris Program: 2006 | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Back in 2006, the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act was passed (renamed “The Marine Debris Act” in 2012), authorizing the NOAA Marine Debris Program as the federal lead to address the growing marine debris problem. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the program and we will be celebrating throughout the year!…
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Billions of bits of plastic waste threaten humans and wildlife, Australian senators told

Billions of bits of plastic waste threaten humans and wildlife, Australian senators told | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Senate inquiry told debris a ‘critical problem’ – as it emerges the government has the power to instantly ban controversial microbeads from products
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Cleaning Up the Caribbean

Cleaning Up the Caribbean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Caribbean is a beautiful part of the world, with inviting waters and soft sands… but unfortunately, it is not immune to marine debris. To address marine debris in the Caribbean region, the NOAA Marine Debris Program supports various removal and prevention efforts that work to combat it. In northeast Puerto Rico, we team up…
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More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur

More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
One refuse truck-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worse
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