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Port of Los Angeles Approves $127 Million+ In New Construction

Port of Los Angeles Approves $127 Million+ In New Construction | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Port of Los Angeles Aerial Photograph The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved construction contracts totaling more than $127 million for two major projects that advance modernization of the marine container terminal operated by...
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Are There Nanoplastics in Your Personal Care Products? ‹ Microplastics ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

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Ingestion of micro- and nanoplastics in Daphnia magna – Quantification of body burdens and assessment of feeding rates and reproduction

Ingestion of micro- and nanoplastics in Daphnia magna – Quantification of body burdens and assessment of feeding rates and reproduction | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Evidence is increasing that micro- and nanoplastic particles can have adverse effects on aquatic organisms. Exposure studies have so far mainly been qualitative since quantitative measurements of particle ingestion are analytically challenging. The aim of this study was therefore to use a quantitative approach for determining ingestion and egestion of micro- and nanoplastics in Daphnia…
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OpenIDEO - How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste? - Barcode v/s Plastic Waste: we can have Zero Waste Supermarkets worldwide

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ReThink Disposable

Clean Water is taking-on single use products: from shopping bags, to food and beverage packaging, to plastic water bottles, our goal is to minimize the use of single use products. Click on one of the links to the left, or below, to find out more.
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No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islands

No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islands | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journa
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A caterpillar that eats and digests plastic in record time | Science | DW.COM | 24.04.2017

A caterpillar that eats and digests plastic in record time | Science | DW.COM | 24.04.2017 | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In an accidental discovery, it has been found that larvae of the greater wax moth eat and digest polyethylene plastic bags in record time. Will this find solve our plastic garbage problem?
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The Arctic Ocean has become a garbage trap for 300 billion pieces of plastic – “Most of the plastic that we have disposed in the ocean is still now in transit to the Arctic” | Environment

The Arctic Ocean has become a garbage trap for 300 billion pieces of plastic – “Most of the plastic that we have disposed in the ocean is still now in transit to the Arctic” | Environment | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Desdemona Despair By Chris Mooney
19 April 2017
(The Washington Post) – Drifts of floating plastic that humans have dumped into the world’s oceans are flowing into the pristine waters of the Arctic as a result of a powerful system of current
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Florida Marine Debris Reduction Guidance Plan Released

Florida Marine Debris Reduction Guidance Plan Released | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Working closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Management Program and numerous other Florida marine debris stakeholders, the NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to have been involved in the recent creation of the Florida Marine Debris Reduction Guidance Plan. This Plan, which is a compilation of recommended strategies and actions toward reducing…
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Think Before You Flush

Think Before You Flush | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign about the problem sanitary products and other items can cause in our marine environment and our wastewater systems if they are flushed down the toilet.
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Tackling Marine Debris in the Gulf of Mexico

Tackling Marine Debris in the Gulf of Mexico | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Meet Caitlin Wessel, the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator! Caitlin has a broad background in both education and research, with a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. from Coastal Carolina University in Coastal, Marine, and Wetland Studies. In her downtime, Caitlin can be found working towards her PhD…
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Different Types of Plastic Litter Lead to Different Types of Effects in Animals

Different Types of Plastic Litter Lead to Different Types of Effects in Animals | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This week marks “Research Week” on our blog and we will be highlighting marine debris research projects throughout the week! Research is an important part of addressing marine debris, as we can only effectively address it by understanding the problem the best we can. By: Chelsea M. Rochman, Guest Blogger and Assistant Professor in the Dept.…
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Environment Archives - Tobacco Free CA

Environment Archives - Tobacco Free CA | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Learn more about how tobacco harms all Californians. Read about tobacco's impact, tips to quitting and ways to help others quit tobacco.
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Microplastics shedding from polyester fabrics

Microplastics shedding from polyester fabrics | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
To minimize microplastics from polyester fabrics getting in the ocean, and posing a threat to the marine environment, the production design of polyester fabrics needs to change. Mistra Future Fashion now release new findings where their researchers and industry partners have investigated the relation between fabric properties and shedding for polyester fabrics, and thereby contribute…
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Whales Poisoned by Plastic Pollution in Mediterranean (WWF) - Map Ecology

Whales Poisoned by Plastic Pollution in Mediterranean (WWF) - Map Ecology | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Rome – On World Ocean Day, as the first UN Ocean conference takes place in New York (USA), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reveals, on Thursday in a statement, new evidence of plastic contamination of cetaceans in the Mediterranean. The global conservation organization has demonstrated through innovative research the impact of plastic pollution …

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Aktionsplan: G20 wollen Vermüllung der Meere stoppen

Aktionsplan: G20 wollen Vermüllung der Meere stoppen | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Der pazifische Ozean droht zu einer gigantischen Müllkippe zu werden - so sehr, dass nun auch die G20-Staaten Handlungsbedarf sehen. Sie haben sich in Bremen auf einen Aktionsplan geeinigt. Das Ziel: Weniger Plastik in den Meeren.
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Tough truths about plastic pollution

Tough truths about plastic pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
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Plastic Symptoms 400 Mile Beach Hike - Micro Plastics

www.PlasticSymptoms.org 400 Mile Plastic Awareness Beach Hike Ormond Beach, FL in depth Oceanic Plastic Discharge (O.P.D.) look at "Tiny Plastics" an
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Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. This has to stop

Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. This has to stop | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic is the workhorse material of the modern economy, but it's killing our climate. The system needs to change and - thankfully - there are a number of people working to make this happen.
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Global Listing Of Companies Who Turn Plastics Back Into Fuel!

Global Listing Of Companies Who Turn Plastics Back Into Fuel! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Among the greatest and latest technologies going viral around the planet is the ability to turn old garbage - waste plastic - back into oil or gasoline. These forward thinking companies are doing just that on various scales.  Newer and greater technologies keep coming to the forefront for products that will allow you to do this on a smaller scale, but there are big setups doing it for entire communities and cities as we speak.  Here is a list of some of those fantastic forward-thinking companies:UNITED KINGDOMwww.cynarplc.comCANADAwww.Plastic2Oil.comwww.phdintl.comEUROPEwww.splainex.comwww.gbenergy.euUNITED STATESwww.ventanacleantech.comwww.pkclean.comwwww.Waste2Fuel.comwww.agilyx.comwww.cleanpyro.comwww.vadxx.comwww.vexortechnology.comwww.respolyflow.comSOUTH AFRICAwww.fueltech.co.zawww.zhauns.co.zaTHAILANDwww.cleanpyro.comTAIWANwww.wasterecycleplant.comwww.polystarco.comHONG KONGwww.ecotechrecycling.comCHINAwww.huayinenergy.comwww.pyrolysisoil.netwww.wastetireoil.comwww.niutech-energy.comINDIAMumbaiwww.pyrolysisplant.comwww.pyrocratsystems.comPunewww.gdepl.orgHaryanawww.ventanacleantech.comHyderabad www.samkigroup.inwww.anjaliventuresltd.netwww.anjaliexim.netwww.nanopureinc.inNow watch as one man runs a small personalized plasti
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The ugly face of tourism: Marine debris pollution linked to visitation in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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2-years postdoc position in microplastic research

2-years postdoc position in microplastic research | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Water JPI-funded research project Impacts of Microplastics in Agrosystem and Stream Environment (IMPASSE) seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a 2 years position. The project studies the loads, fluxes and impacts of microplastics through agricultural systems and downstream freshwater environments. The main goal of the research project is to provide basic knowledge on microplastic loads reaching agricultural soils through the application of sewage sludge and compost-based fertilizers and access the implications for soil and freshwater organisms. Case studies in Sweden Canada and Spain will be analyzed. Determination of microplastics loads in sludge, soil, sediment and freshwater will be a central activity for the postdoc position. The water JPI program is an international initiative. IMPASSE project is coordinated by NIVA and include partners in 3 European countries and Canada. The project consortium includes modellers, economists, social scientists and ecotoxicologist of international profile. The Microplastic is a strategic research theme at NIVA. We are recruiting to develop a team of motivated and dynamic young scientists to further develop this area.
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How well is microlitter purified from wastewater? – A detailed study on the stepwise removal of microlitter in a tertiary level wastewater treatment plant ‹ Microplastics ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

How well is microlitter purified from wastewater? – A detailed study on the stepwise removal of microlitter in a tertiary level wastewater treatment plant ‹ Microplastics ‹ Reader — WordPress.com | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Most Ocean Rubbish Ends Up Near Home

Most Ocean Rubbish Ends Up Near Home | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Australia’s national research institution CSIRO is calling on people to do the right thing with their rubbish this Christmas, with new research
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