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  • Seattle Mariners & BASF partner on zero waste goal at safeco field

    The Seattle Mariners and BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, have joined together in a unique partnership to further the Mariners composting and recycling program at Safeco Field. BASF partners with The Seattle Mariners and Safeco Field around compostable bags made with BASF’s ...

  • Lugworms harmed by marine microplastic pollution

    Microplastic pollution impairs the heath of the marine worms that help maintain sediments for other creatures, new research suggests. This study shows that the energy reserves of lugworms living in sediment contaminated with microplastic particles were reduced by up to 50%. Microplastic pollution, fragments of less than 5 mm, is of increasing concern. Although the pieces are typically formed as ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Legacy of waste from Great East Japan earthquake underscores need for urgent action on marine litter

    Five years ago, a 30 foot wall of cold, black water crashed into the east coast of Japan. The tsunami's raging waters, which were triggered by a 9.0 earthquake, killed nearly 16,000 people, wiped out entire towns and villages and caused one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. The power of the tsunami was so strong that the debris washed into the ocean included fishing boats, entire houses, ...

  • Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

    Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year ...

  • Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview

    Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. ...

  • Plastic litter can pass on pollutants and chemical additives to marine wildlife

    New research has provided the first conclusive evidence that microplastics ingested by marine wildlife can transfer toxic pollutants to their tissues. The researchers studied lugworms fed on PVC particles contaminated with either widespread marine pollutants or plastic additives and found that these ‘earthworms of the sea’ absorbed the chemicals into their gut tissue, which reduced ...

  • Sizing up our foods nitrogen footprint

    When measuring our food's environmental impact, carbon isn't the only important element to consider. Calculating a food's 'carbon footprint' can tell us how much climate-altering greenhouse gas we emit when growing and transporting it, but estimating the meal's associated nitrogen pollution accounts for the excess nutrients that create oxygen-depleted dead zones in our oceans. Now two ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • EPA, Product Stewardship Institute, and University of California Launch Toolkit to Reduce Marine Debris

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Product Stewardship Institute, and the University of California announced the launch of a new Marine Debris Campus Toolkit designed to help college campuses and other institutions cut their plastic waste to help reduce marine debris and coastal pollution. The toolkit, funded by an EPA grant, resulted from a successful two-year pilot project by ...

  • Waste no Waste! ITI Energy Limited announces exclusive agreement with Scanship

    ITI Energy is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Scanship Environmental of Norway, whereby Scanship will promote, install and support ITI Marine Gasification technology. The agreement covers the full integration and use of ITI Marine Gasification in Scanship’s sustainable Clean Ship Solutions on-board cruise, passenger and naval ships and offshore platforms ...


    By ITI Energy Limited

  • BASF Gives Seattle Mariners Green Boost to Launch 'Sustainable Saturdays' at Safeco Field

    On April 21 -- Earth Day Weekend -- one of the greenest clubs in major league baseball teams up with BASF, The Chemical Company, to inspire its fans to follow its lead and start striking out landfills at home. Well on their way to batting 1.000 in their zero-waste program, the Seattle Mariners currently divert more than 80 percent of their waste stream away from landfills into composting and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Plastic waste littering Britain`s beaches

    The amount of plastic littering Britain’s beautiful beaches is at its highest level since records began, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch 2007 survey report published today. The MCS Beachwatch 2007 Report shows that plastic litter on our beaches has increased by a staggering 126% since the annual survey began in 1994. Plastic debris now accounts for over 58% of all ...

  • 270,000 tons of plastic waste floating in oceans

    A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The paper is the latest in a nascent field where scientists are ...


    By Associated Press

  • PureAire O2 Monitor for Food Manufacturing Tunnel/Freezers with N2 and CO2: Using a 10 Year No Calibration Sensor

    For flash freezing nothing beats a liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide immersion or tunnel style freezer for efficiency, overall performance, and cost savings. If you haven't yet switched to an immersion freezer, doing so now could position you to better compete in your market segment and save money over time. Learn more about why these freezers are a must for frozen food manufacturers. Immersion ...

  • Waste-to-energy revolution boosted by biobattery idea

    Competition to make bio-fuels out of waste products that would otherwise have to be dumped is creating a fast-growing, worldwide industry. And a German research organisation now believes it has perfected a system called a “biobattery” for turning a vast range of waste ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Biodiesel from microalgae: energy recovery and waste issues

    A recent French study explores ways to maximise the potential of using microalgae to produce biofuels. This includes issues surrounding management of the algal biomass waste, the reuse of the nitrogen and phosphorus inputs as fertilisers in cultivated production and recovery of methane as an additional source of energy from the algal waste. Microalgae contain oils, or 'lipids', that can be ...

  • Zero Waste Europe – Moving towards a circular economy

    The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are reused or recycled. The legislative proposal: Increased waste targets Waste policies and targets are a key ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Rising levels of plastic waste on Arctic seafloor a cause for concern

    Recent research reveals that even remote areas of the oceans are affected by increasing levels of plastic waste on the seafloor. The study found that quantities of litter from human activities, mostly plastic, on the seabed of an isolated Arctic site, doubled from 2002 to 2011. Around 60% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the seafloor, yet very little is known about how pollution ...

  • PyroGenesis waste-to-energy technology passes another crucial milestone

    PyroGenesis Canada Inc.'s plasma waste-to-energy system technology has passed a major test and may soon be going to sea. The Montreal-based environmental solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products has announced the successful design, construction and testing of one of its Plasma Arc Waste Destruction Systems (PAWDS) for use ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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