Ocean Action Hub
9 Oct 2020The 18th edition of UNEP’s Foresight Brief highlights the global concern on marine plastic litter pollution and calls for monitoring and assessment.
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6 Oct 2020 - Guardian UK - Thirty times more plastic on ocean floor than surface, analysis suggests, but more trapped on land than sea.

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4 Sept 2020 - The Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund is aiming to fund projects, and establish partnerships, with organisations aiming to reduce

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19 Aug 2020 - The mass of so-called invisible microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic has a weight of around 12 to 21 million tonnes, according to new research.

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17 Aug 2020 - "Even if we could collect all the plastic in the oceans—which we can't—it's really difficult to recycle, especially if plastic fragments have floated for a long time and been

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27 Jul 2020 - The Guardian - Plastic waste flowing into the oceans is expected to nearly triple in volume in the next 20 years, while efforts to stem the tide have so far made barely a den

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23 Jul 2020 - The Economist - As the world produces more protective equipment—and gorges on takeaways—pity the oceans

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21 Jul 2020 - Applications are open!

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22 May 2020 - Researchers trawled the surface of coastal waters off the UK and US with finer mesh nets than typically used and captured vast quantities of shorter and thinner plastic parti

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04 May 2020 - Microplastics have been found in Antarctic sea ice for the first time, scientists say.

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29 Apr 2020 - Fears pollution affecting cognition as crabs exposed to polyethylene struggle to select good homes.

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24 Apr 2020 - New research on satellite imagery can distinguish litter from natural debris with 86% accuracy, improving tracking of floating plastics and support clean-up operations in fut

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30 Mar 2020 - Hosepipes inside a sperm whale, plastic banana bags eaten by green turtles and a shotgun cartridge inside a True's beaked whale.

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25 Mar 2020 - We received a huge wave of proposals to address marine pollution. We're now reviewing all and will contact the best in the coming weeks to invite full proposals.

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23 Mar 2020 - Focusing on materials, ocean cleaning technology, reuse, and changing the value chain, Norwegian companies have come far in developing solutions and technology that can help

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02 Mar 2020 - The OIC is seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000.

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18 Feb 2020 - One solution is a plastic recycling project which enables homes and businesses to deposit their recyclable plastic bottles in branded containers, at fuel stations across Accr

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31 Jan 2020 - New plastics initiative was officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with th

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27 Jan 2020 - WEF - The young generation is finding solutions to the world's problems: Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen's campaign; Indonesia's President has now promised to clean up the country's rivers.
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17 Jan 2019 - Environmentalists say Kenya's recent ban on plastic bags is working wonders, but the problem with one-way disposable plastic bottles remains out of control.

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13 Jan 2019 - BBC - More than half a million tonnes of fishing gear is estimated to be lost or abandoned every year in the world's seas and oceans.

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9 Jan 2019 - UNDP Accelerator Lab set the goal of encouraging colleagues to reduce single-use plastic use at work, assuming that behavior change will be transposed to their lives outside w

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3 Jan 2020 - Do you want to know the amount of microplastic you eat - every day, every week, every year?

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30 Dec 2019 - Plastics constitute a growing threat to our environment - and in turn, human well-being - affecting the world’s freshwater systems and marine resources in particular, as well

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23 Dec 2019 - A new, binding international agreement is recommended to address the shortcomings of the global plastic waste trade and eliminate discharge of plastics into the (marine) envi

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17 Dec 2019 - The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the state government’s Aahar Scheme.

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11 Dec 2019 - Indonesia has become a dumping ground for plastic from Australia, Europe and North America.

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9 Dec 2019 - The world now produces more than 380 million tonnes of plastic every year, which could end up as pollutants, entering our natural environment and oceans.

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6 Dec 2019 - UNDP, relevant national stakeholders and representatives from five schools in Honiara took part in the final validation workshop within the “Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initia

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5 Dec 2019 - Vietnam generates large amounts of waste every day but there is growing awareness and entrepreneurship in zero-waste businesses as Vietnamese people, particularly youngsters,

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