EU to launch Ocean Tracker and make 22 new commitments

The pledges, worth almost €540m, aim to tackle key ocean challenges such as the impact of climate change as well as drive innovation

Plastic-stemmed cotton buds now banned in Scotland

The move follows concerns about people continuing to flush them down toilets, which contribute to the global marine plastic pollution issue

Norway pledges additional £8.4m for UN Environment

Norway has earmarked funds to support efforts to combat marine pollution

Government seeks to cut red tape for divers retrieving marine litter

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

Scotland doubles funding to turn the tide on marine plastic pollution

It is offering a share of £1m to support solutions that help ‘capture, collect, recover and reprocess’ marine plastic waste

Seventh EU satellite to monitor ocean and land

It will help improve the understanding of sea level changes and marine pollution which are important climate change indicators

Brighton and Hove to bin beach litter

A new campaign aims to clean up Brighton and Hove by binning beach litter. The #StreetsAhead movement hopes to encourage the responsible disposal of rubbish and ultimately prevent it being washed away in the sea and damaging ocean life. To raise attention to the issue a giant fish made from litter, waste rescue lifeguards and […]