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EURACTIV: "#UN environment chief @ErikSolheim believes the plastic pollution problem can be solved without a Paris Agreement-style treaty https://t.co/Oe4YzrmajY… ...

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Researchers sharpen predictions of where lost cargo will wash up

Researchers sharpen predictions of where lost cargo will wash up | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
The UNSW team tracking cargo lost from a ship near Port Stephens are now predicting the path of the containers days in advance.
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Some detailed information about the composition of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by @oceancleanup

Some detailed information about the composition of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by @oceancleanup | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. Scientists of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation have conducted the most extensive analysis ever of this area.
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Ein tolles Beispiel fuer #Kreislaufwirtschaft : #Henkel fertigt, Pro Nature Flaschenkörper aus 100 % recyceltem #Plastik und unterstuetzt zudem @PlasticBank

Ein tolles Beispiel fuer #Kreislaufwirtschaft : #Henkel fertigt, Pro Nature Flaschenkörper aus 100 % recyceltem #Plastik und unterstuetzt zudem @PlasticBank | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Pro Nature Sortiment in Flaschen aus recyceltem Plastik
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Marine litter on the beaches of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas: An assessment of their abundance, composition and sources, Thomais Vlachogianni et.al. , ScienceDirect

Highlights • 1-year long marine litter surveys were carried out in 31 beaches in 7 countries of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. • A standardized methodology was used for all 180 beach litter surveys. • The investigation revealed a beach litter density of 0.67 items/m2, which is relatively high. • The results provide a blueprint for the setup of beach litter monitoring and assessment programmes. • A large fraction of the top 20 items found were short-lived single-use plastic items.
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640,000 Metric Tons of Ghost Gear Enters Oceans Each Year

640,000 Metric Tons of Ghost Gear Enters Oceans Each Year | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Governments around the world are waking up to the scourge of plastics on our oceans and its creatures by banning items such as shopping bags and drinking straws. But an often-overlooked form of plastic waste is also a major threat to our seas: "ghost" gear. A report released Thursday from World Animal Protection highlights that every year 640,000..
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Let’s Bag Plastic Bags - The New York Times

Let’s Bag Plastic Bags - The New York Times | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Political momentum is gathering to tackle the problems plastics pose for the planet.
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The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions | Clingendael

The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions | Clingendael | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
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Scotland will lead UK in banning plastic cotton buds to tackle marine pollution

Scotland will lead UK in banning plastic cotton buds to tackle marine pollution | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it

SCOTLAND is set to be the first part of the UK to ban the sale and manufacture of cotton buds as part of moves to tackle marine litter.
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Critical Issues to Watch in 2018 | Inter Press Service

Critical Issues to Watch in 2018 | Inter Press Service | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors' Choice, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations | Analysis Critical Issues to Watch in 2018 By Martin Khor Reprint | | Print | Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing...
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'This is a generation challenging their parents on the environment': how schools are taking on plastic waste

'This is a generation challenging their parents on the environment': how schools are taking on plastic waste | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
BBC’s Blue Planet has done much to raise awareness of the damage done by plastic. In the UK, schools are finding creative ways to work towards change
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U.S., China and India Reject U.N. Plastic Resolution

U.S., China and India Reject U.N. Plastic Resolution | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
The United States, China and India have rejected a U.N. plastic resolution calling for targets to tackle ocean waste.
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Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution

Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today, and every year roughly eight million metric tons more are added. But the public and private sectors are increasingly taking action to eliminate marine plastic pollution in the sea. The latest: With support from UN Environment, Dell and Lonely Whale have launched a collaborative of leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first-ever commercial-scale ocean-bound plastics supply chain.
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PET bottles have 90 percent retrieval rate in the Philippines

PET bottles have 90 percent retrieval rate in the Philippines | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Polyethylene terephthalate or PET bottles are one of the most valuable forms of plastic in the Philippines and the most retrieved due to its high residual value – or its predicted value after consumption.
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More Than 70,000 Pounds of Trash Removed From Mount Everest

More Than 70,000 Pounds of Trash Removed From Mount Everest | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Considering the cleanup efforts are paying off, it's not all bad news. Local mountaineers have made Mt. Everest the cleanest it has been in two years.
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RECOUP helps showcase garments made from recycled plastic bottles

RECOUP helps showcase garments made from recycled plastic bottles | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
RECOUP has partnered with Norfolk Waste Partnership to inspire young people to recycle by demonstrating fashionable garments can be made from recycled plastic bottles. 
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Ein tolles Beispiel fuer #Kreislaufwirtschaft : #Henkel fertigt, Pro Nature Flaschenkörper aus 100 % recyceltem #Plastik und unterstuetzt zudem @PlasticBank

Ein tolles Beispiel fuer #Kreislaufwirtschaft : #Henkel fertigt, Pro Nature Flaschenkörper aus 100 % recyceltem #Plastik und unterstuetzt zudem @PlasticBank | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Pro Nature Sortiment in Flaschen aus recyceltem Plastik
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Tackling Plastic Pollution: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications

Tackling Plastic Pollution: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
An exhaustive list of the top 100 influencers, brands and publications driving the most engagement around tackling plastic pollution in 2018.
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Don’t blame plastic, blame poor waste managementClimate & Environment at Imperial - Insights from staff and students across Imperial working in climate and environment related areas

Don’t blame plastic, blame poor waste managementClimate & Environment at Imperial - Insights from staff and students across Imperial working in climate and environment related areas | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Grantham Affiliate Chris Cheeseman, Professor of Materials Resources Engineering at Imperial College London, considers what’s behind the plastic pollution crisis, and why designers and engineers are fundamental to developing a long-term solution. Plastics are fantastic materials. Thanks to their amazing range of properties and inherent durability they have an enormous number of applications and we,…
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The known unknowns of plastic pollution - The environment

The known unknowns of plastic pollution - The environment | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
MR MCGUIRE had just one word for young Benjamin, in “The Graduate”: plastics. It was 1967, and chemical engineers had spent the previous decade devising cheap ways to splice different hydrocarbon molecules from petroleum into strands that could be moulded into anything from drinks bottles to Barbie dolls.
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Can marketing solve Asia’s plastic pollution problem?

Can marketing solve Asia’s plastic pollution problem? | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Marketers are usually blamed for driving overconsumption and persuading people to buy stuff they don't need. But their creativity could hold the key t
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Britain plans to end plastic waste within 25 years

Britain plans to end plastic waste within 25 years | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042, as part of a 'green Brexit'.
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Theresa May pledges 5p charge on ALL carriers and a war on cups

Theresa May pledges 5p charge on ALL carriers and a war on cups | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Theresa May will warn that future generations will be shocked by our throwaway culture and she is set to extend the 5p carrier bag charge to all retailers, including corner shops.
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How Business Leaders Can Make The Planet Great Again

How Business Leaders Can Make The Planet Great Again | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
Today, the most powerful force for change on the planet is not American politicians but the leaders of innovative companies, from start-ups to massive corporations.
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New IAEA Research Explores the Impact of Microplastics on Marine Organisms

New IAEA Research Explores the Impact of Microplastics on Marine Organisms | Marine Litter Updates | Scoop.it
As many as 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 250 000 tons are floating in the oceans, according to recent estimates
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