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EU unveils plans to pay fishermen to catch plastic

EU unveils plans to pay...

The move is intended as a sweetener to fishermen who have bitterly opposed the European commission’s plans to ban the wasteful practice of discarding edible fish at sea. Fleets fear they will lose money by not being able to throw away lower-value catch. EU unveils plans to pay...
Trash Free Seas: 25 Years of Snapshots of this Global Problem

Trash Free Seas: 25 Yea...

This milestone report compiles data and stories about trash in the ocean, known as marine debris, for every participating state and country, collected from 2010 and as well as 25 years of International Coastal Cleanups—the largest volunteer effort for the ocean. The report also...
Project AWARE Releases International Cleanup Day Snapshot

Project AWARE Releases ...

The International Cleanup Day snapshot provides an overview to Project AWARE marine debris campaign, highlights the efforts of divers and water enthusiasts across the globe, and underlines the dire consequences of marine debris for the ocean. It offers a graphical representation of the...
Global Plastics Associations Take Action on Marine Litter

Global Plastics Associa...

The European plastics industry has been instrumental in bringing together plastics industry organisations from around the world to sign up to a “Joint Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter”, which was announced yesterday at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in...
The Honolulu Commitment

The Honolulu Commitment

A key outcome of the conference, which was co-organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 20 to 25 March 2011, the Honolulu Commitment marks a new, cross-sectoral approach to...
Please note – New blogs

Please note – New blogs...

We are migrating to this blog the content in English available on the blog www.globalgarbage.org/blog. Updates in English will be done on this blog. Please note – New blogs We are migrating to this blog the content in English available on the blog...
Angelicque White: Garbage soup, not garbage patch, in our oceans

Angelicque White: Garba...

EarthSky talked about ocean plastic with three ocean scientists on January 10, 2011. All agreed that some media reports have exaggerated the density of plastic that has been found in the ocean. They said media descriptions of the area as Texas-sized have given the public the wrong...
Fertilizer and plastic pollution are main emerging issues in 2011 UNEP Year Book

Fertilizer and plastic ...

The second emerging issue highlighted in the Year Book 2011 is a need for more intensified research on the impact of plastics entering the oceans. Scientists are becoming concerned not only about the direct damage to wildlife, but the potential toxicity of some kinds of materials called...
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