Marine Debris

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Posted on August 16, 2017 - 9:02am, by abrown
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Via Evening Standard

"A ten-metre whale made entirely of plastic has been unveiled near Tower Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution. The huge marine mammal has been covered with the same amount of plastic that pollutes the ocean every second."

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Posted on August 15, 2017 - 10:14am, by abrown
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Via News Deeply

"Scientists have found four times as much potentially toxic microplastic on the seabed as on the surface of the ocean – and it’s being consumed by tiny creatures essential to the marine ecosystem."

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Posted on August 7, 2017 - 10:02am, by nwehner
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Via Resource

"A bottle deposit return scheme is among five actions put forward by think tank Green Alliance that could help to reduce marine plastic pollution by up to two thirds, after new analysis from the think tank revealed that current government policy will only deal with two per cent of the problem."

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Posted on July 21, 2017 - 11:56am, by abrown
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Via Independant

"The (UK) Government is to go ahead with a ban on “rinse-off” plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products following a public consultation, it has announced."

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Posted on July 20, 2017 - 9:26am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

"Humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans, according to a new report."

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Posted on July 17, 2017 - 8:53am, by nwehner
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Via EcoWatch

"Regardless of where we were, we found evidence of microplastics pretty much everywhere we looked," said marine biologist and lead researcher Scott Ling. "Even some very remote areas we found levels of microplastics up to more than 10 items of per milliliter of sediment."

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