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Israel to Build Largest Middle East Recycling Plant | Green Prophet

Israel to Build Largest Middle East Recycling Plant | Green Prophet | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Israel's garbage dumps and landfills have often been talked about in the news as being either large, unsightly “garbage mountains” such as the Hiriya garbage mound near Tel Aviv. ...
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Distribution and assessment of marine debris in the deep Tyrrhenian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy)

Distribution and assessment of marine debris in the deep Tyrrhenian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea, Italy) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Marine debris is a recognized global ecological concern. Little is known about the extent of the problem in the Mediterranean Sea regarding litter distribution and its influence on deep rocky habit...
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How Microplastics from Fleece Could End Up on Your Plate

How Microplastics from Fleece Could End Up on Your Plate | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
"In their research off the California coast, Rochman and her colleagues have found metals (including lead and cadmium, known neurotoxins) and flame retardants–polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)...
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Triton Survey: Plastic water bottles

Triton Survey: Plastic water bottles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This survey was suggested by a captain who recently looked at the number of plastic water bottles his yacht goes through and did the math. If 2,000 active yachts used what his yacht used, “we’re filling landfills,” he said. So we asked yacht captains and crew if they go through the same amount of bottled […]
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Robot cameras monitor deep sea ecosystems

Robot cameras monitor deep sea ecosystems | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used advanced photographic tools in an unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to make major advancements in estimating deep-sea ecosystem diversity at 'landscape' scales.
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New Report: Detecting Marine Debris At Sea

New Report: Detecting Marine Debris At Sea | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Marine Debris Program staff Imagine this common scenario: you’re looking into the horizon over the ocean, and you have just spotted an object in the distance. It’s faint and you know something ...
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Counting All the Plastic in the Ocean Is Really Hard

Counting All the Plastic in the Ocean Is Really Hard | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A recent study counted 5.25 trillion plastic particles floating in the world's oceans.
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Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world

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In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see

In the ocean, the most harmful plastic is too small to see | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
There are at least 268,000 tonnes of plastic floating around in the oceans, according to new research by a global team of scientists. The world generates 288m tonnes of plastic worldwide each year, just…
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Video: Amazing CCTV footage shows wild elephant cleaning up rubbish - Independent.ie

Video: Amazing CCTV footage shows wild elephant cleaning up rubbish - Independent.ie | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Footage showing a wild elephant picking up rubbish with his trunk and putting it in the bin has gone viral.
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Now Open: FY15 Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach Grant Opportunity

Now Open: FY15 Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach Grant Opportunity | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Marine Debris Program staff The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our annual "Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach" Federal Funding Opportunity. The NOAA MDP se...
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Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic. ...
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Simply doing the laundry is possibly the biggest source of plastic pollution - Plastic Soup Foundation

Simply doing the laundry is possibly the biggest source of plastic pollution - Plastic Soup Foundation | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Plastic Soup Foundation organises a European summit concerning alarming research Amsterdam, 20th January 2015 — It is possible that clothing and washing machines contribute the most to the notorious “plastic soup” in our oceans. New research indicates that during each laundry cycle millions of tiny synthetic fibres are released into the washing water. Via …
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'We're probably drinking plastic'

'We're probably drinking plastic' | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Commonly used in cosmetic products, microscopic beads have been found in Cayuga Lake
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Marine litter education boosts understanding and actions

Marine litter education boosts understanding and actions | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plymouth University news: A study by Plymouth University finds children could play an important role in solutions to reduce marine litter with some...
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Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica

Underwater drones map ice algae in Antarctica | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
New robot technology leads Antarctic exploration into a new epoch. It is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially trained divers only.
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Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans | Watch News Videos Online

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans | Watch News Videos Online | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Watch Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals

Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Ingestion of microplastic particles does not mechanically affect marine isopods. This was the result of a study by biologists at the North Sea Office of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) that was published recently in the journal Environmental Science ...
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Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean

Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Microplastic pollution is found in varying concentrations throughout the oceans, but estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics, both micro and macroplastic, lack sufficient data to support them. To better estimate the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world's oceans, scientists from six countries contributed data from 24 expeditions co

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Post Storm Sandy – 270 tons of debris removed from New Jersey

Post Storm Sandy – 270 tons of debris removed from New Jersey | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Ron Ohrel The 2012 storm known as Sandy inflicted severe damage to communities over large areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, leaving a swath of destruction and large amounts of debris in ...
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Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives

Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Scientists monitoring incoming tsunami debris were taken aback last spring when some 30 fishing vessels from Japan washed ashore along the Pacific Northwest coast – many of them covered in living organisms indigenous to Asia.
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Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED

Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 washed some 5 million tons of debris into the north Pacific. Three years later, much of that debris is still at sea.
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