The Ocean Cleanup announced that after a 6-week testing campaign, its main technical challenge is solved by modifying the system to move at a consistent speed through the plastic. The slow-down configuration was most effective in the trials.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is taking additional steps to reduce Canada’s plastic waste, support innovation, and promote the use of affordable and safe alternatives. These measures will be based in scientific evidence and will align with similar actions being taken in the EU and other countries.
The University of the Aegean start a series of tracking and quantifying plastic garbage in the sea, in 2018, called ‘Plastic Litter Project (PLP)’. The program aims to remotely locate, large quantities of plastics in the sea, aiming to remove them more efficiently.
WWF Norway collaborated with the scientific whale project ‘Arctic Whale’, aiming to share knowledge on plastic pollution in the Arctic with the public. Arctic Whale will conduct an Arctic roundtrip from May to July 2019, with WWF contributing with their expertise on plastic pollution and the Arctic area.
Getting closer to 2020, our industry is under pressure to innovate sustainably and show its change-ready profile to the strict climate-alerting regulations. While remarkable progress has been made, it is of much interest to look where the inefficiencies lie as well as how close we are to properly manage CO2, SOx & NOx challenges and meet the goals and aspirations set by IMO.
The UK’s first rubbish bin made from recycled plastic aims to encourage people reduce plastic pollution at the sea, will be presented in Blackpool next week. The project aims to prevent plastic waste ending in the sea, by making the disposal of litter a more conscious action. The bin will be located on the Blackpool promenade, reminding to keep its beaches clean, and its a collaboration between GreenSeas Trust and Blackpool Council.
Scientists have found 414 million pieces of plastic debris on remote islands. That is the result from a survey of plastic pollution on the beaches of Australia’s Cocos Islands. These findings suggest that the problem of plastic pollution may have been underestimated, as the majority of plastic pollution may actually lie below the surface.
APL announced that it will be providing free shipping to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-government, non-profit organisation working to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. APL will be transporting containers of components and equipment for the extraction of plastic pollution from the oceans from 2019 to 2020.
Safeen, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary and a provider of integrated marine services in the Middle East, has collected more than 120 tons of floating sea debris in Abu Dhabi waters during 2018. Of the total collected material, the company recycled over ten tons. The establishment of the Environment and Anti-Pollution Department at Safeen used a special boat which was responsible for the collection of tons of floating debris.
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UK announces extra funds to port regions to prepare for Brexit23/08/2019
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Global warming could change waves at half of world’s coast23/08/2019
- Green Shipping
Researchers catch invasive species in UK with DNA tests23/08/2019
Bellona, Port of Oslo cooperate on emissions reduction23/08/2019
Natural gas deliveries to US LNG export facilities achieve new record23/08/2019
Stena Bulk discusses with Iranian Foreign Minister regarding Stena Impero release22/08/2019
Enhancing maritime security in Libya22/08/2019