Marine Waste Articles

  • Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change

    Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the mid‐1990s, and images of plastic debris in the oceans began to sweep the media. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public, and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. Today, there remains no doubt that plastic debris contaminates aquatic (marine and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • 3 reasons for converting to the Circular Economy

    A new economic model is possible and necessary, now more than ever. Climate changes are clear to see, with disastrous consequences for the environment and the World’s population. We can’t put it off any longer. The time has come to reverse the course and choose a sustainable economic model for the planet and for future generations: changing from the linear economy to ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Enhanced treatment of tannery wastewater in an integrated multistage bioreactor (IMBR) by the predominant bacterial strains enriched from marine sediments

    An innovative integrated multistage bioreactor (IMBR) system, which was augmented with three predominant bacterial strains (Lactobacillus paracasei CL1107, Pichia jadinii CL1705, and Serratia marcescens CL1502) isolated from marine sediments, was developed to treat real tannery wastewater without performing physicochemical pretreatment, with the potential to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring network for Scottish ports - Case Studies

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...

  • Second Life for Shipping Waste

    According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each year, discovered ...


    By Ensia

  • The MAGnificent Seven - Gunning for Marine Waste

    Waste Management World focused this article on Terragon Environmental Technologie's product, MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) and the solution it provides to the maritime sector.  MAGS transforms solid waste and sludges into energy which can be intergrated at the site where waste is generated.  New regulations from MARPOL Annex V came into effect on January 1, 2013 - virtually ...

  • Delitek Cleans up Marine Waste Handling

    Delitek AS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of waste handling systems specially designed for use on board ships and offshore installations. Owners and operators across the globe rely on the Norwegian company’s technology to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with the latest regulations The very first waste handling system ...


    By Delitek AS

  • Opinion: What is Marine Spatial Planning

    A SYSTEM OF INTEGRATED MARINE MANAGEMENT FOR UK WATERS The United Kingdom marine area is far greater than that of its landmass.1 The coastal areas and seas have provided convenient food, transport and waste disposal for centuries, as well as contributing to man's identity and sense of well-being. In recent years, biodiversity and the potential of biotechnologies from the oceans have ...


  • Review on potential for waste recycled based bioenergy for marine system

    Human status today can best be defined as an age of knowledge, efficiency and sustainable developments towards fulfilling significant part of human existence in this beautiful planet we all share. Previous time in human history has been dominated with various experimentation, knowledge acquisition which has resulted to new discovery and new philosophy of doing things in efficient, sensitive, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Uranium removal by chitosan impregnated with magnetite nanoparticles: adsorption and desorption

    A magnetic biosorbent composed of nanoparticles of magnetite covered with chitosan, denominated magnetic chitosan, was prepared. The magnetic chitosan showed a magnetic response of intense attraction in the presence of a magnetic field without becoming magnet, a typical behaviour of superparamagnetic material. Its adsorption performance was evaluated by the adsorption isotherm models of Langmuir ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - Port Of Los Angeles CEQA/NEPA & Special Studies

    Principal Client Services: EIR/EIS Preparation and 3rd Party Review Technical Study Preparation and 3rd Party Review In-house CEQA/NEPA Project Management CEQA Exemption Determinations Noise Air Cultural Resources Geology Aesthetics HRA Transportation Environmental Justice Water ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Port of Antwerp, Belgium

    The Port of Antwerp is a famous cargo handling port but is also only 300m from the historic city center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Port needed to keep their waters clear of unsightly llitter and debris. Also, as a developing cruise port it handles 14,000 sailings per year to over 800 overseas destinations, and floating debris was causing a risk to navigation. ...


  • A cross-disciplinary approach to minimising the risks of maritime transport in the Gulf of Finland

    The maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland is predicted to rapidly increase in the near future, which increases the environmental risks both through direct environmental effects and by increasing the accident risk. This paper describes a multidisciplinary modelling approach, where, based on growth predictions, the maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland in the year 2015 is modelled and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ChemSIS - first choice for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    The Counter Pollution Branch of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has a duty to respond to chemical spills in UK waters. Spill models are important tools to enable effective spill management and ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Atlantic and Indian Oceans Pollution in Africa

    Africa is the second largest and most populated continent after Asia. Geographically it is located between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Most of the Africa’s most populated and industrialized cities are located along the coast of the continent facing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, example of such cities include Casablanca, Dakar, Accra, Lagos, Luanda and Cape town all facing the Atlantic ...


  • 10 Lessons From 10 Years of Food Residuals Diversion Planning

    Untitled Document A solid waste planner in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Environmental management plan for port and harbour projects

    Port activities can cause deterioration of air and marine water quality in the surrounding areas due to multifarious activities. Hence, for the determination of levels of pollution, identification of pollution sources, control and disposal of waste from various point and non-point sources and for prediction of pollution levels for future, regular monitoring and assessment are required during the ...


    By Springer

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