Small island nations to slash marine pollution through $515m initiative

It will support island countries in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian and Pacific ocean regions to prevent the release of more than 185,000 metric tons of marine litter by 2027

Fresh £180,000 funding to fish for marine litter in Scotland

The latest funding for the Fishing for Litter scheme will be used to cover waste collection and disposal, staff costs and education materials

New $450m initiative to help small island states fight pollution

It is expected to prevent the release of more than 23,000 metric tons of toxic chemicals and 185,000 metric tons of marine litter

Government seeks to cut red tape for divers retrieving marine litter

It has launched a consultation and is inviting views until 14th December 2018

New £50k Welsh research project to bin marine litter

It aims to develop a plan to work with marine litter action groups, local authorities and higher education to tackle the issue

UN and EU adopt new roadmap to tackle marine pollution

They aim to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep the world’s oceans healthy, cleaner and resilient

EU proposes banning plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds

They are among the 10 single-use plastic products targeted that are said to be most often found on Europe’s beaches

Spain joins UN’s Clean Seas campaign

Spain has become the 32nd country to join the UN’s initiative to tackle marine plastic litter. The government officially announced its support to the Clean Seas campaign, which aims to turn the tide on plastic by inspiring action from governments, businesses and individuals. It asks the support of governments through the creation of effective national […]

Maldives aims to turn the tide on marine litter

  Maldives has joined a UN campaign aimed at eliminating marine litter. The UN Environment’s CleanSeas campaign, which was launched in February this year, calls on government to pass policies to reduce plastic and industries to minimise plastic packaging. Maldives has pledged to launch a national campaign to reduce single-use plastics and look at reducing […]

UN launches campaign to stop oceans of plastic

The UN has launched a global campaign to eliminate marine litter. Dubbed #CleanSeas, it aims to get rid of micro plastics in cosmetics and the excessive usage of single-use plastic bags by 2022. It is urging governments to implement plastic reduction policies, targeting industry to minimise plastic packaging and redesign products. UN Environment is also […]