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'Great Pacific' Recycles The Real-Life Garbage Vortex Into a Sci-Fi Tale of Survival - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

'Great Pacific' Recycles The Real-Life Garbage Vortex Into a Sci-Fi Tale of Survival - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
On sale now from Image Comics is the first issue of Great Pacific, a new ongoing monthly series that reimagines the real-life horror that is...
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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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Can You Build a House from Plastic Waste? - Dec 02 2016 03:55 PM - Breaking News - Pollution Solutions Online

Can You Build a House from Plastic Waste? - Dec 02 2016 03:55 PM - Breaking News - Pollution Solutions Online | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In 100 years’ time, perhaps the fairy-tale of the three little pigs will have to be expanded to include a fourth porcine builder – one who constructs his home from plastic. Click to rea
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Ministers explore applying microbead ban to household products

Ministers explore applying microbead ban to household products | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Officials have asked for more proof of microbead damage to marine life in move to extend cosmetics ban to all products washed down drain
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Government to investigate health impact of marine plastic pollution | Resource Magazine

Government to investigate health impact of marine plastic pollution | Resource Magazine | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Department of Health has announced that it will review the impact of marine microplastics on human health, in response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on microplastic pollution.
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What effects do microplastics have on the food chain? - Research at Exeter - University of Exeter

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Marine Litter Vital Graphics — Caribbean Environment Programme

Marine Litter Vital Graphics — Caribbean Environment Programme | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Report shows that we have to take a hard look at how we produce and use plastics
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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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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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Assessing the amount, quality, and risk of microplastic contaminants in aquatic ecosystems

Since the first reports on a dramatic increase in microplastic contamination in the sea twenty years ago, research efforts have intensified worldwide. A review in the journal Angewandte Chemie has critically evaluated thes

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Stunning Graphics Show How Plastics Harm Marine Animals. Let’s #CrushPlastic!

Stunning Graphics Show How Plastics Harm Marine Animals. Let’s #CrushPlastic! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
These stunning graphics below reveal how marine animals are paying the unfortunate cost of the everyday conveniences that plastic brings to our daily lives.
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Recycled Park: From litter retrieval to floating park

Recycled park is the proposal to retrieve plastic waste from the river the Nieuwe Maas just before it reaches the North Sea. The plastics are recycled to give new…
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Seabirds eat plastic pollution because it smells good | November 14, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 45 | Chemical & Engineering News

Seabirds eat plastic pollution because it smells good | November 14, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 45 | Chemical & Engineering News | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Marine Debris in the Pacific Northwest

Marine Debris in the Pacific Northwest | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Like all shores around the world, the Pacific Northwest region is plagued by marine debris. Luckily, there are some pretty awesome efforts currently underway to combat this pervasive problem. One such project is working to remove derelict crab pots from 20 square miles along the Washington Coast. With support from a NOAA Marine Debris Program…
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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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