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Humans, automation keep new recycling center humming along - The Spokesman-Review

Humans, automation keep new recycling center humming along - The Spokesman-Review | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Given a chance to upgrade its curbside recycling systems, Spokane has decided that bigger is better.
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Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: K-8)

Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: K-8) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Keeping in mind that many of the activities and lessons for younger students need to be flexible and adaptable, we have a wide array of resources specific to Kindergarten age through...
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Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash - The Daily Catch

Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash - The Daily Catch | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The 171-foot mother ship returned on Sunday to San Francisco, carrying massive white bags filled with plastic garbage along with two sailing boats with...

Via Jim Ries
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Northeast Region: Derelict Fishing Gear

Northeast Region: Derelict Fishing Gear | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Keith Cialino and Leah Henry Ghost fishing occurs when lost or discarded fishing gear, that is no longer under a fisherman’s control, continues to trap and kill fish, crustaceans, marine mammal...
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Marine Debris is Polluting the Earth's Oceans

Marine Debris is Polluting the Earth's Oceans | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Eight million metric tons of plastic ends up the marine environment each year. On The Point, we talk with marine researchers about where the plastic comes
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Barge Carrying Debris Arrives in Seattle After Removal Efforts

Barge Carrying Debris Arrives in Seattle After Removal Efforts | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Peter Murphy SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- a football-field sized barge carrying nearly 3,400 super-sacks of marine debris from remote and rugged beaches from Alaska and British Columbia docked at the...
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Marine Debris: In Your Region

Marine Debris: In Your Region | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry When you think of marine debris or ocean litter, is the first thing that comes to mind post-consumer waste,  lost fishing gear, or maybe abandoned and derelict vessels? The NOAA Mari...
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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.

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Back to School: Planning a Marine Debris Lesson with New Curriculum

Back to School: Planning a Marine Debris Lesson with New Curriculum | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry In need of new curriculum? Check out the web-based Marine Debris STEAMSS* (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies) curriculum developed by Oregon State Unive...
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Be Change

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5 Gyres educational programs reach millions each year and inspire leaders 

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Northeast Region: Marine Debris Removal

Northeast Region: Marine Debris Removal | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Hofstra University, Long Beach School District, and Long Island Volunteer Center spearheaded a  successful cleanup last fall with support from the NOAA Marine Debris Program. And the...
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Northeast Region: Marine Debris Prevention

Northeast Region: Marine Debris Prevention | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Keith Cialino and Leah Henry The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) supports projects across the country that use outreach and education as a way to prevent marine debris. These projects in the N...
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Throwback Thursday to Talking Trash

Throwback Thursday to Talking Trash | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: NOAA Marine Debris Program staff Today's throwback Thursday is one for inquiring minds that wonder, "What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?" Watch and listen as we have a little "Trash Talk" ...
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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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