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 […]