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Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA

Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
As the oceans absorb carbon, they are becoming more acidic.
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NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources—losses that ...
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Plastic-bag ban fails Legislature

Plastic-bag ban fails Legislature | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — For the fifth time in seven years, the Legislature on Monday defeated a bill to implement a statewide ban on the plastic bags distributed by the billions in California grocery stores and pharmacies.
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How much of a threat is ocean debris to human health?

How much of a threat is ocean debris to human health? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health
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5 Gyres – Understanding Plastic Pollution Through Exploration, Education, and Action -

5 Gyres – Understanding Plastic Pollution Through Exploration, Education, and Action - | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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5Gyres. By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads...

5Gyres. By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads... | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads in personal care products, cosmetics, food additives (human and agricultural), and all consumer products wherever they are used as additive that can enter our environment.

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10 Marine Debris Prevention Partnerships Launched

10 Marine Debris Prevention Partnerships Launched | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: NOAA Marine Debris Program staff For the past year, our education and outreach partners across the country have inspired thousands of people of all ages to be better ocean stewards. They have c...
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Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean to prevent and eliminate pollution enters into force | EcoVoice

Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean to prevent and eliminate pollution enters into force | EcoVoice | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

The measures and timetables of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS) in December 2013, became binding on 8 July 2014.

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Cigarette Butts Recycled into Coating for Supercapacitors - CleanTechies

Cigarette Butts Recycled into Coating for Supercapacitors - CleanTechies | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
It is estimated that as many as 5.6 trillion used-cigarettes, or 766,571 metric tons, are deposited into the environment worldwide every year. That’s a lot of litter, especially when it takes 18 months to 10 years for cigarette filters to degrade! However, these butts may have a newly discovered second use as a group ofRead More
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With 20% of the Worlds Fresh Water, How Does Michigan Protect Against Microplastics?

With 20% of the Worlds Fresh Water, How Does Michigan Protect Against Microplastics? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Microplastic pollution in the Great Lakes has garnered its fair share of media coverage since a 2012 study found that, on average, there are 43,000 microplastic particles per square kilometer in th...
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Paying It Forward: Students Profit from Educator Workshop

Paying It Forward: Students Profit from Educator Workshop | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Guest Blogger: Cait Goodwin, Marine Educator at Oregon Sea Grant Hatfield Marine Science Center Last spring, students in Oregon engaged in school activities that helped them understand the problem ...
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Plastic Soup News: These 27 Powerful Photos Will Make You Swear Off Plastic Forever

Plastic Soup News: These 27 Powerful Photos Will Make You Swear Off Plastic Forever | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Photo by Stefan. A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. Presenting their findings today, 5 August 2014, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology, the researchers have demonstrated...
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World’s Largest Plastic Bottle Structure Draws Attention to Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

World’s Largest Plastic Bottle Structure Draws Attention to Global Plastic Pollution Crisis | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
After a flood created a dam where one could cross the Nera River by stepping on
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Choking the Oceans With Plastic

Choking the Oceans With Plastic | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing — and there is really only one way to make it shrink.
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Eco-Friendly Social Impact Social Plastic. Triple Bottom Line Social Enterprise Reducing Poverty & Plastic Pollution. The Plastic Bank

Eco-Friendly Social Impact Social Plastic. Triple Bottom Line Social Enterprise Reducing Poverty & Plastic Pollution. The Plastic Bank | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly with a social impact. Reducing poverty & plastic pollution by making plastic waste a currency. A triple bottom line social enterprise. The Plastic Bank creates recycled social plastic for sustainable brands to provide ethical eco-friendly products that stop plastic waste from entering the ocean by collecting it before it becomes marine debris. Corporations who create the best ECO Friendly friendly products with ethical options and genuine social impact goals can use Social Plastic as part of their CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility - Initiatives. Green consumers are looking for sustainable products made from recycled materials. We go beyond basic sustainability by giving ethical brands the opportunity to add social impact by improving peoples lives in developing countries. Members of other social good movements such as organic, vegan, climate change, and buy local can add Social Plastic purchases to the times that they require products made from recycled plastic. Social Entrepreneurs David Katz and Shaun Frankson founded the Plastic Bank by recruiting recycling & social impact experts from around the globe.
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Plastic bag is better for the planet? It might be best to just abandon disposable bags at all

Plastic bag is better for the planet? It might be best to just abandon disposable bags at all | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
It might be best to just abandon disposable bags at all
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Is the paper bag really a better alternative to plastic? Is the reusable bag kinder to the planet? 

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Samples from Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Check!

Samples from Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Check! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Help fund testing of unique samples collected on our 2014 Great Pacific Garbage Patch Expedition!
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Loom bands: Toys to trash? | Environment | DW.DE | 15.08.2014

Loom bands: Toys to trash? | Environment | DW.DE | 15.08.2014 | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A new toy craze has been sweeping the world: loom bands. Recent reports have suggested that the tiny plastic items signal a looming environmental catastrophe. Experts aren't so sure - DW examines the claims.
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Marine Litter Distribution and Density in European Seas, from the Shelves to Deep Basins

Marine Litter Distribution and Density in European Seas, from the Shelves to Deep Basins | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Anthropogenic litter is present in all marine habitats, from beaches to the most remote points in the oceans. On the seafloor, marine litter, particularly plastic, can accumulate in high densities...
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Pollution | Save Our Seas Foundation

Pollution | Save Our Seas Foundation | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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NOAA Economic Study Shows Marine Debris Costs California Residents Millions of Dollars

NOAA Economic Study Shows Marine Debris Costs California Residents Millions of Dollars | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Southern California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach, according to a new NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study.
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Announcing Marine Debris State of the Science Reports

Announcing Marine Debris State of the Science Reports | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi The NOAA Marine Debris Program, in partnership with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, is undertaking an effort to assess the state of marine debris science. We have sta...
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Seacleaners - We remove rubbish from the sea, for every being.

Seacleaners - We remove rubbish from the sea, for every being. | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Plastic Garbage Is Turning Into a New Kind of Rock in Hawaii

Plastic Garbage Is Turning Into a New Kind of Rock in Hawaii | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Researchers from Canada's University of Western Ontario made a stunning discovery recently on a Hawaii beach, where they found that plastic garbage thrown out by people who were camping or fishing is melding with volcanic rock, beach sand, seashells and corals to form what they call 'plastiglomerates'.
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Rise Above Plastics: An Environmental & Public Health Concern

Rise Above Plastics: An Environmental & Public Health Concern | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
We have seen the heart wrenching images of marine life washed up on the shore. But I was shocked at the impact that plastic bag litter has on human health.
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