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IMO, FAO to reduce marine plastic litter

In light of the global issue of marine plastic litter, IMO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shake their hands and inked an agreement  in order to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter coming from shipping and fisheries.

Marine debris significantly challenge oceans and marine wildlife

The US National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a report aiming to present the effect of marine debris cleanups as part of Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys. Marine debris is a significant challenge facing our ocean and marine wildlife, and it is an ongoing challenge in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

University of Surrey to tackle marine litter issue

The University of Surrey recently announced that will tend its focus on the marine litter issue. Specifically, Dr Kayleigh Wyles will investigate the matter at hand through a study based on how volunteers can tackle the marine pollution.

Design of system capable of removing plastic from the ocean

The culmination of the 2019 Design Challenge of RINA and the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), held by the Western Joint Branch took place on Monday, December 2. The challenge is a biennial competition for those in the earlier stages of their careers aimed at developing their problem solving; teamwork and management skills outside of their usual environment. More specifically, the subject for this year was to design a system capable of removing items of macro plastic from the oceans.

220 pounds of ocean trash inside dead sperm whale

About 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, debris and plastic have been found inside the belly of a dead whale, near to a Scottish beach. The dead sperm whale was found from a local whale research group on November 30, on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides.

Ocean Cleanup to transform plastics to products, verified by DNV GL

Overcoming challenging and barriers, the Ocean Cleanup brought the first batch of ocean plastic to shore following their first mission to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which will be transformed into products, then sold to contribute to the funding of the project. Thus, DNV GL was selected to ensure the origin of the plastic debris.

Kuwait bans single-use plastic items onboard vessels

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications announced that the use of specific single-use plastic items onboard Kuwaiti and foreign ships which will be prohibited; The ban concerns items that are prohibited with immediate effect and others to be banned after January 1, 2020. 

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