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Vancouver paves roads with plastic | Local | News | Vancouver 24 hrs

Vancouver paves roads with plastic | Local | News | Vancouver 24 hrs | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

“It’s a relatively small amount to pay when you consider the enormous savings in greenhouse gases,” Judd said, adding the new mix is also noticeably less smelly.

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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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Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats: A New MDP Report

Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats: A New MDP Report | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to announce the release of our new report detailing marine debris impacts to various marine habitats. It is important to understand the nature and extent of the impacts caused by marine debris on coastal and benthic (bottom) habitats, as this can directly affect many other parts of…
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The Truth About Garbage Patches

The Truth About Garbage Patches | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
You’ve likely heard the term “garbage patch” many times and it’s possible that this is what comes to mind: Although this is what most people picture when they think of a “garbage patch,” that’s actually pretty inaccurate. Let’s set the record straight and get to the truth about garbage patches. First off, garbage patches have…
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Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils

Sarah Munir is raising funds for Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils on Kickstarter!

We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
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Ari Jónsson uses algae to create biodegradable water bottles

Ari Jónsson uses algae to create biodegradable water bottles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Product design student Ari Jónsson combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle
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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 1, 2016 7:06 PM
All plastics should be made this way. If it costs more, we'll learn to use less. Many island nations are heavily dependent on nutrition from the sea whilst the "civilized " West uses the sea as a garbage dump and chokes the life out of it!
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Plastic marine litter does not break down...

It does not matter where you are, marine litter finds its way, even into the Arctic. Plastic marine litter does not break down
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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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The NOAA MDP Launches Monitoring Toolbox!

The NOAA MDP Launches Monitoring Toolbox! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Sherry Lippiatt, California Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to announce the launch of the new “Get Started Toolbox” for our Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP). The MDMAP is our flagship citizen science initiative that engages partner organizations and volunteers across the…
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Exciting Things Are Happening in the Southeast!

Exciting Things Are Happening in the Southeast! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
What do microplastics, nesting sea turtles, derelict crab trap floats, local fishermen, and whale guts have in common? They’re all part of some of the exciting projects going on in the Southeast region to fight marine debris! There’s lots going on in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s (MDP) Southeast region right now, check out a…
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Crean un plástico biodegradable a partir de la piel del tomate

Crean un plástico biodegradable a partir de la piel del tomate | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, plataforma multimedia de comunicación científica
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