Tag Archive for 'marine plastic'

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 […]

Crew member wanted to join 5 Gyres and Electrolux expedition to survey and record plastic pollution in the ocean

January 5th, 2011 by Karin Schollin

Electrolux and the world-renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition to trawl the oceans for plastic. Electrolux and 5 Gyres are inviting one devotee to join the expedition through Beagle Channel to Valdivia, Chile as a part of the crew. Within the framework of the Vac from the sea project, Electrolux […]