Category Archives: Microplastics (> June 2015)

MICROPLASTICS found in the stomachs of 73% of mesopelagic fish caught in the NW Atlantic; “one of the highest levels globally”

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MICROPLASTICS: Ireland commits to introduce national legislation by end 2018 to prohibit sale & manufacture of certain products containing microbeads

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OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

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PLASTIC pollution: 19 aquariums across the USA join forces & create a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP); Echoing EU’s #OurOcean

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AVAAZ campaign: A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference; “Phase out single use plastic within next 5 years”

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CARREFOUR commits to 50% sustainable & responsible seafood sourcing by 2020… Will favour MSC & ASC-certified products, halt sale of ‘sensitive species’ & help fight IUU fishing

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OCEAN Cleanup concludes first-ever reconnaissance flight over ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’; More debris recorded than what was expected

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U.S. intelligence community produces its first ever unclassified assessment on drivers & global implications of IUU fishing

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INFLUENTIAL group of chefs urges London Mayor to ban “environmentally damaging” polystyrene packaging, including for fish trays etc.

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PERSONAL care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies; Greenpeace ranks world’s top 30 companies

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EFSA scientific opinion on emerging issue: “Presence of microplastics and nanoplastics in food, with particular focus on seafood”

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FILLING data gaps regarding the fate & effects of plastic debris (at sea) and the mechanisms driving these processes

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MICROPLASTICS threaten fish larvae; Study highlights “first time an animal has been found to preferentially feed on plastic particles and [this] is cause for concern”

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