ocean garbage patch News

  • A sea of garbage

    Many businesses are up in arms over the decision of the City of Toronto that merchants must charge consumers five cents for each plastic shopping bag as of June 1st, 2009. The measure is designed to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in city landfills. It would be nice to remind everyone that plastics do not just end up in landfills or pollute city streets. They also twirl inside massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • Method Unveils Breakthrough Bottle Made of Ocean Plastic

    Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre, often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Method's bottle is 100 percent post-consumer polyethylene, 25 percent of which is plastic collected from the Gyre. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Date Set for 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup

    Ocean Conservancy: What: Today Ocean Conservancy announced that this year's International Coastal Cleanup will be held on September 17th. Over the last 25 years, Ocean Conservancy beach cleanup volunteers have collected enough cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons to host a picnic for 2 million people. The July 4th holiday weekend provides ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Youth from 110 countries inspire climate action

    The biggest-ever youth conference on climate change began Monday, as 800 young environmentalists from 110 countries gathered in the central South Korean city of Daejeon. The week-long conference is aimed at giving young people a chance to press for action on global warming ahead of the pivotal UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. The Tunza International Children and Youth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Millions to unite to combat climate change for World Environment Day 2009

    People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen. This year's theme is 'Your Planet needs You! Unite to combat climate change' - a topic that reflects everyone's individual responsibility to protect the planet, as well as the ...

  • Biggest Day for Positive Environmental Action Kicks off with a Call to `Consume with Care`

    World Environment Day (WED), the UN's principal vehicle to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment, will be celebrated around the world on 5 June with a call to governments, communities and individuals to improve their consumption patterns. This year's theme, 'Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care', encourages people to ...

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