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TOMRA on-board for eXXpedition mission

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Global resource sustainability company TOMRA has joined as a science advisor and gold sponsor for the highly-anticipated ‘eXXpedition Round The World’, a two-year all-female sailing voyage focused on researching microplastic pollution. Read more

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Alliance to End Plastic Waste joins Project STOP

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has announced a partnership with Project STOP to further scale up the development of more sustainable and circular waste management systems in Indonesia. Read more

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'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

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Waste Free Oceans (WFO) has announced that ‘Plastian the little fish’, a children’s book on the issue of marine litter, is now available in Italian. Read more

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Nurdle pollution poses a growing threat to marine animals and marine ecosystems

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All sectors of the plastic industry must urgently deliver on their promise to stop plastic pellet pollution, conservationists have said, with the threat to marine animals posed by this type of microplastic growing daily Read more

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During its second year, the project will address the challenge of finding a recovery way for marine waste

AIMPLAS

The AIMPLAS co-ordinated RepescaPlas Project has completed its first year with more than 3,000 kilos of marine litter collected from the Galician and Valencian coasts in Spain. Read more

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the improvement of waste management in India is key to combatting marine litter and raising awareness

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IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen and its French partner association ELIPSO have welcomed the actions of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as a step-change in combatting marine pollution Read more

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‘Single-use’ word of the year highlights public urgency

Single-use is word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary, making 2018 the year plastics fell from grace. Read more

8 Nov 2018 16:21 editor's blog

The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic products, but what are stakeholders saying about the decision? Read more

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Hard to swallow?

A never-before-seen study has found plastics had been consumed by every individual tested, but what does the presence of microplastics in our food chain mean? And what do we do now? Read more

23 Oct 2018 16:42 editor's blog

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Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. Read more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

Cutting off half the plastic waste flow in ten key rivers worldwide could block the flow of 45 per cent of the plastic waste at risk of floating into the sea, according to American Chemical Society research. Read more

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eXXpedition

An all-women's scientific research expedition sets sail across the North Pacific Gyre investigating solution to ocean plastic pollution. Read more

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Research from Brunel University finds global funds could help poor countries reduce pollution by 77 per cent. Read more

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Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

Naturalist and author Sarah Roberts believes the plastics industry can put pressure on brand-owners to help consumers close the plastics circular economy loop, as the ocean plastic crisis reaches boiling point in the media. Read more

12 Feb 2018 11:20 guest blogs

AIMPLAS is coordinating a new project called REPESCA_PLAS with the aim of collecting more than 300 kg of marine litter in the ports of Gandia and Vigo. Read more

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Over 370,000 people sign petition urging McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws. Read more

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Marine Conservation Society

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge through new campaign- ‘Would you care if it was you?’ Read more

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  • TOMRA on-board for eXXpedition mission

    TOMRA

    TOMRA on-board for eXXpedition mission

    The 2018 eXXpedition crew ready to set sail

  • Alliance to End Plastic Waste joins Project STOP

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    Alliance to End Plastic Waste joins Project STOP

  • 'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

    WFO

    'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

    'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

  • biodegradable and compostable plastics

    University of Plymouth

    biodegradable and compostable plastics

  • During its second year, the project will address the challenge of finding a recovery way for marine waste

    AIMPLAS

    During its second year, the project will address the challenge of finding a recovery way for marine waste

    During its second year, the project will address the challenge of finding a recovery method for marine waste

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