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Japan's tsunami debris floating toward North America

Japan's tsunami debris floating toward North America | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Japan's environment ministry expects about 33,000 tons of tsunami debris to reach the western coast of North America by next June. Depending on ocean and wind currents, large quantities of debris could wash ashore as early as this winter. ...
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Declare Independence from Debris this Fourth of July!

Declare Independence from Debris this Fourth of July! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means it’s time to celebrate! As we think about Independence Day, let’s also think about how we can give our ocean independence ...
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Salmon, whales ingest microplastics: study - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Salmon, whales ingest microplastics: study - Nanaimo News Bulletin | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic particles eaten by plankton, then other species, researchers say
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Southeast Region: Marine Debris Research

Southeast Region: Marine Debris Research | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources tests the effectiveness of different float configurations to reduce or prevent derelict crab traps. Recovered crab traps will be used to create oy...
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Great Lakes Educators Workshop: Teaching Teachers about Marine Debris

Great Lakes Educators Workshop: Teaching Teachers about Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Sarah Lowe and Leah Henry Last week, the NOAA Marine Debris Program co-hosted the Great Lakes Marine Debris Educators Workshop with Ohio Sea Grant. Educators from across the Great Lakes, and fr...
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▶ TRASH TALK: Marine Debris and Plastics - YouTube

Why is plastic marine debris so common? We know there's a lot of trash in the ocean. Unfortunately, a lot of it is plastic. We find plastic everywhere from t...
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Could a circular economy save oceans from plastic waste? - live chat

Could a circular economy save oceans from plastic waste? - live chat | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Join a panel of experts in the comments section of this page on Wednesday 17 June, 1-2pm BST to discuss how business can tackle plastic pollution
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Spotlight: Ghost Trap Recovery and Research Ramped Up Across the Country

Spotlight: Ghost Trap Recovery and Research Ramped Up Across the Country | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Every day, commercial fishermen around the country deploy hundreds of fishing traps into the ocean and coastal waters to land their catches. Far too often, these traps are lost because of storms, t...
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▶ Home made Building house with waste plastic bottles, very easy - YouTube

Home made Building house with waste plastic bottles, very easy CONSTRUCTION WITH BOTTLES How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! Building house with ...
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Net-Works | Recycling discarded fishing nets into carpet tile

Net-Works | Recycling discarded fishing nets into carpet tile | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
An inclusive business model that collects discarded fishing nets from coastal communities and recycles them into carpet tile.
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Bottle cap art: Artist, mom creates beauty from trash :: WRAL.com

Bottle cap art: Artist, mom creates beauty from trash :: WRAL.com | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
After watching a video about the scores of birds who die after ingesting plastics found in our oceans, Denise Hughes, an artist and mom of two, put down her paints for a bit and started collecting bottle caps.
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Ingested microplastics (>100 μm) are translocated to organs of the tropical fiddler crab Uca rapax

Ingested microplastics (>100 μm) are translocated to organs of the tropical fiddler crab Uca rapax | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Microplastics, which are accumulating in marine sediments, are assumed to pose a risk for deposit feeding invertebrates. We tested whether the fiddler crab Uca rapax ingests and retains microplasti...
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Marine Debris Affects a Species Whether It Is Endangered or Not

Marine Debris Affects a Species Whether It Is Endangered or Not | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker Marine debris impacts hundreds of species around the globe, including endangered species such as the Hawaiian monk seal. Derelict and abandoned fishing gear is a major culprit beh...
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Ocean Confetti: The challenge of micro-plastics | The Kid Should See This

Ocean Confetti: The challenge of micro-plastics | The Kid Should See This | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Minute Earth: Ocean Confetti, how our plastic trash gets broken down into minuscule bits called micro-plastics.
So what can we do to help? Pair the above with this super-informative video from the NR
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UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products | UNAAV

UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products | UNAAV | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
United Nations of Australia - Victorian Division - Bringing the UN into
Victorian Communities
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Marine Debris Projects Help Preserve Sea Turtles

Marine Debris Projects Help Preserve Sea Turtles | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry In a continued celebration of sea turtles this week, we're highlighting a long-term marine debris removal project that is bringing turtles back to the beaches of Florida and an outre...
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Future challenges for marine pollution monitoring and assessment

Future challenges for marine pollution monitoring and assessment | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The European Union (EU), under its Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008), integrates the concepts of environmental protection and sustainable use, and requires that Member States attain ...
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Is Plastic from Plants a Pollution Solution? - Part One

Is Plastic from Plants a Pollution Solution? - Part One | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Could the future of the plastics industry be taking place just forty miles north of Tallahassee? A new company in South Georgia is gearing up to produce
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Spotlight: How Our Partners Turn Net Loss into a Win for Wildlife

Spotlight: How Our Partners Turn Net Loss into a Win for Wildlife | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A few days ago, we highlighted derelict crab and lobster trap projects we’re supporting across the United States, in an effort to reduce “ghostfishing” and other impacts from derelict fishing gear....
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Entanglement Can Happen Anywhere

Entanglement Can Happen Anywhere | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Susan Shingledecker, Guest Blogger and Vice President of the nonprofit BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water As a mom of two young boys, summer means time spent by the pool, an...
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Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!) - YouTube

The Amazing Mr. Smashing sings an info-operetta about plastic in our oceans! [If you would like to use this video for your event, presentation or exhibition,...
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6 Simple & Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

6 Simple & Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
It’s up to all of us as individuals to be the change we want to see and keep our surfing playgrounds, and fish, clean for our future generations!
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We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Where does it all go?

Every single ocean now has a massive swirling plastic garbage patch.
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Check Out the Shocking Story of Microplastic and What You Can Do About it! (VIDEO)

Check Out the Shocking Story of Microplastic and What You Can Do About it! (VIDEO) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Did you know that the majority of plastic that is floating around in the world’s oceans is too small to even see?
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