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Announcing: Think Beyond Plastic | Plastic Pollution Coalition

Announcing: Think Beyond Plastic | Plastic Pollution Coalition | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Today we announce the international Think Beyond Plastic competition, an annual contest to challenge entrepreneurs to develop products or solutions that will...
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Ocean Microplastics

Ocean Microplastics | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Ocean researchers have found microplastics in nearly every liter of ocean water they’ve examined – from places including Maine, Alaska, Argentina, Thailand and Antarctica.

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'Sea Chair', A Short Film About Building Furniture From Plastic Garbage Found Floating in the Ocean

'Sea Chair', A Short Film About Building Furniture From Plastic Garbage Found Floating in the Ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
“Sea Chair” is a wordless short directed by Dutch filmmaker Juriaan Booij of Studio Swine that follows fishermen as they collected discarded plastic garbage from the ocean, which they melt down and...
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Debris workshop informs K-12 teachers about environmental issues affecting Georgia coast

A group of K-12 teachers stepped off a skiff onto the southern tip of Tybee Island on Tuesday morning.
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Nowhere to Hide: More Than Fish May be Impacted by Plastic Pollution

Nowhere to Hide: More Than Fish May be Impacted by Plastic Pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The problem of plastics in the ocean has been receiving a lot of attention recently.  You might even say it’s “trending.” As it should be.  Ideas about how to clean up the mess are circulating arou...
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Japanese Village Sign Found in Hawaii Returns Home

Japanese Village Sign Found in Hawaii Returns Home | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker A large weathered sign that was once part of a Japanese village is going home today, thanks to collaboration between the State of Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, the NOAA Marine Debris...
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Garbage Island is getting worse: Drones capture plastic waste islands

Garbage Island is getting worse: Drones capture plastic waste islands | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
US Researchers have returned to the area known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' - and say it is getting worse.
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Avoca Water releases infographic detailing importance of protecting our oceans

Avoca Water releases infographic detailing importance of protecting our oceans | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
DUNDALK, Ireland — The oceans hold 97 percent of the planet’s water and cover nearly 71 percent of the planet’s surface.
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Southeast: Educators SORT it out

Southeast: Educators SORT it out | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry The Southeast United States has over 18,000 miles of diverse tidal shoreline, including rocky cliffs, sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and mangrove forests. It provides valuable hab...
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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This image depicts polystyrene microspheres inside the gills of a shore crab. Credit: Andrew Watts. The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Scientists...
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The Five Myths (and Truths) About Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

The Five Myths  (and Truths) About Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
As the Director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Program, I’ve had the opportunity to meet people who care about the ocean and are making a difference for the communities that depend on it. H...
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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
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First-of-its-Kind Map Details Extent of Plastic in Five Ocean Gyres

First-of-its-Kind Map Details Extent of Plastic in Five Ocean Gyres | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
When a research team set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on
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San Francisco Bans Plastic Water Bottle Sales on Public Property

San Francisco Bans Plastic Water Bottle Sales on Public Property | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Where we have public spaces, either in buildings or in parks and other open space—these are places that we don't want the sale or distribution of plastic water bottles
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Expedition CLEAN with Rozalia Project: We CAN clean the ocean

Expedition CLEAN with Rozalia Project: We CAN clean the ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker On any given day at the Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Maine, you can find a dozen pieces of microplastics matted in with the seaweed by the docks. Many of the pieces are resin pelle...
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Exhibitions 2014: No Design to Waste - Design museum Gent

Exhibitions 2014: No Design to Waste - Design museum Gent | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Plastic – a material for eternity? Since the start of the twentieth century this petroleum-based material has blazed a triumphant trail through the world of consumption. It is economical, simple to process, and can be given almost any required quality. Today throughout the world 8000 kg of plastics are produced every second. But what happens to a plastic product at the end of its life cycle?

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22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
But where does all this plastic go? We ship some of it overseas to be recycled. Quite a bit ends up in
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Simmering soup in the mighty ocean

Simmering soup in the mighty ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
India has one of the longest coastlines in the world. We have a unique beach terrain in almost every state. And we are proud of it. But what we forget is to take care of our beaches and oceans.
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Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans

Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Small actions in our daily lives affect the health of the oceans that we love. Whether you live on the coast, on a river that runs out to sea or even in one of the many landlocked parts of Canada, we all depend on oceans for our survival and can help protect them by taking small but important actions every day.
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Plastic bottle boat

Plastic bottle boat | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Four men build a pedal boat out of plastic bottles and sail it down a European river, to draw attention to plastic pollution.
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Why Ocean Plastic Pollution Is A Problem That's Hard To Visualize

Why Ocean Plastic Pollution Is A Problem That's Hard To Visualize | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
There's no "great garbage patch" of plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But that doesn't mean there's not a problem.
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NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline

NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
HARTFORD >> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the state to help remove marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, including a tidal marsh area in O
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India's 'Plastic Man' Turns Litter Into Paved Roads

India's 'Plastic Man' Turns Litter Into Paved Roads | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A chemist has devised a low-tech solution to India's garbage crisis
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The Ocean Cleanup responds to our technical review

The Ocean Cleanup responds to our technical review | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Starts at 59:20. Love, Mrs. Martini and Mrs. Goldstein “not-engineers”
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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study. When microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion.
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Researchers troll for plastic on Great Lakes fishing boat

Researchers troll for plastic on Great Lakes fishing boat | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Researchers aboard a converted fishing boat are trawling the Great Lakes for plastic.
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