Tag Archive for 'marine debris'

New international co-operation to tackle marine debris and litter

March 31st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world’s seas and oceans. Despite decades of efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris, such as discarded plastic, abandoned fishing nets and industrial waste, there is evidence that […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers clear Portinfer beach during Beachwatch

September 25th, 2010 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On 19 September 2010 during Beachwatch weekend the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared litter from Portinfer beach on Guernsey’s north-west coast. One volunteered found deflated party balloons with a straggle of ribbon attached.  If released, lighter-than-air helium balloons can travel great distances.  Balloons that settle on the sea may be ingested by marine turtles and cetaceans, […]