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West Coast Region: Marine Debris Prevention

West Coast Region: Marine Debris Prevention | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi Education and outreach are at the core of marine debris prevention. On the west coast, we've funded projects that educate local communities and reach thousands of K-12 students to st...
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West Coast Region: Marine Debris Research

West Coast Region: Marine Debris Research | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi The NOAA Marine Debris Program is pioneering new research in the field of microplastics and looking at new design technologies for crab pots along the west coast region of the countr...
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Cigarette Butts and Cigar Tips: Flicked but not Forgotten

Cigarette Butts and Cigar Tips: Flicked but not Forgotten | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry For most people, dropping candy or food wrappers on the ground feels wrong and although we have made great strides in litter control and behavior change, littering of cigarette butts...
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Socio-economic impact of microplastics in the 2 Seas, Channel and France Manche Region

Socio-economic impact of microplastics in the 2 Seas, Channel and France Manche Region | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This report deals with Activity 3, in which the socio-economic effects in the 2 Seas and Franche Manche Channel Region (hereafter called ‘the Interreg region’) are assessed and possible options for...
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G7 Science Academies’ Statement 2015: Future of the Ocean: Impact of Human Activities on Marine Systems

G7 Science Academies’ Statement 2015: Future of the Ocean: Impact of Human Activities on Marine Systems | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Human activities are driving major changes in the oceans of the world. One key driver of changes is elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere caused by human activities. This le...
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Microplastics Found in Chesapeake Bay Surface Water Samples

Microplastics Found in Chesapeake Bay Surface Water Samples | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Oxford Lab, the NOAA Marine Debris Program collected surface water samples from four tributaries of the...
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International conference : MICRO 2016

International conference : MICRO 2016 | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Following the "MICRO 2014" workshop in Plouzané, France, and the "MICRO 2015" seminar in Piran, Slovenia, we are pleased to invite the scientific community and stakeholders to "MICRO 2016", a three...
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Declare Independence from Debris this Fourth of July!

Declare Independence from Debris this Fourth of July! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means it’s time to celebrate! As we think about Independence Day, let’s also think about how we can give our ocean independence ...
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Salmon, whales ingest microplastics: study - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Salmon, whales ingest microplastics: study - Nanaimo News Bulletin | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic particles eaten by plankton, then other species, researchers say
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Southeast Region: Marine Debris Research

Southeast Region: Marine Debris Research | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources tests the effectiveness of different float configurations to reduce or prevent derelict crab traps. Recovered crab traps will be used to create oy...
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Great Lakes Educators Workshop: Teaching Teachers about Marine Debris

Great Lakes Educators Workshop: Teaching Teachers about Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Sarah Lowe and Leah Henry Last week, the NOAA Marine Debris Program co-hosted the Great Lakes Marine Debris Educators Workshop with Ohio Sea Grant. Educators from across the Great Lakes, and fr...
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▶ TRASH TALK: Marine Debris and Plastics - YouTube

Why is plastic marine debris so common? We know there's a lot of trash in the ocean. Unfortunately, a lot of it is plastic. We find plastic everywhere from t...
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Could a circular economy save oceans from plastic waste? - live chat

Could a circular economy save oceans from plastic waste? - live chat | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Join a panel of experts in the comments section of this page on Wednesday 17 June, 1-2pm BST to discuss how business can tackle plastic pollution
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West Coast Region: Marine Debris Removal

West Coast Region: Marine Debris Removal | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi Marine debris removal efforts are crucial to help protect habitat, prevent entanglements and ghostfishing of marine life, and improve navigation safety. For more than a decade, the N...
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Is Beach Litter Rerouting Your Summer Vacation?

Is Beach Litter Rerouting Your Summer Vacation? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Debris on beaches is unsightly! And like the residents in the NOAA Marine Debris Program-funded economics study in Orange County, California, you too might be deterred by beaches with high levels o...
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IEEP - Institute for European Environmental Policy - Marine litter – an environmental and economic problem

IEEP - Institute for European Environmental Policy - Marine litter – an environmental and economic problem | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
IEEP is an independent, not for profit institute dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe through policy analysis development and dissemination.
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▶ Japan - Recycled bottles made into carpets - YouTube

T/I: 10:41:49 Unlike their glass cousins, plastic bottles are usually discarded once they are used with only about 2% of them being re-cycled. But technology...
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▶ The Baltimore Water Wheel A Solution to Ocean Plastics 2015 07 16 - YouTube

The importance of capturing floating plastic at river mouths has emerged as a point of general agreement in the marine litter management community. The Balti...
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Microplastic resin pellets on an urban tropical beach in Colombia

Microplastic resin pellets on an urban tropical beach in Colombia | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Microplastics are a problem in oceans worldwide. The current situation in Latin America is not well known. This paper reports, for the first time, the presence of microplastics on an urban Caribbea...
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5 Gyres Exposes Microplastics In The Los Angele...

5 Gyres Exposes Microplastics In The Los Angele... | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
After many years of sampling the world’s oceans for plastic pollution, we are traveling upstream where we can better identify the products and their source, because you can’t point to a company or country from the middle of the gyres.

Via Ralph Schneider
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UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products | UNAAV

UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products | UNAAV | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
United Nations of Australia - Victorian Division - Bringing the UN into
Victorian Communities
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Marine Debris Projects Help Preserve Sea Turtles

Marine Debris Projects Help Preserve Sea Turtles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry In a continued celebration of sea turtles this week, we're highlighting a long-term marine debris removal project that is bringing turtles back to the beaches of Florida and an outre...
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Future challenges for marine pollution monitoring and assessment

Future challenges for marine pollution monitoring and assessment | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The European Union (EU), under its Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008), integrates the concepts of environmental protection and sustainable use, and requires that Member States attain ...
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Is Plastic from Plants a Pollution Solution? - Part One

Is Plastic from Plants a Pollution Solution? - Part One | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Could the future of the plastics industry be taking place just forty miles north of Tallahassee? A new company in South Georgia is gearing up to produce
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