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New assurance launched to reduce plastic pollution

Businesses can now take significant steps to manage plastic waste and its impact on the environment, thanks to the launch of the world’s first best-practice standard for Responsible Plastic Management (RPM).

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.

Liberian ships urged to be cautious of Indian plastic ban

Following India’s ban on single use plastic from onboard vessels, the Liberian Maritime Authority reminds all Liberia-flagged vessels sailing to India of what to keep in mind, from which single use plastics are acceptable, to the importance of implementing a Ship Execution Plan (SEP).

NYK begins large-scale survey of ocean microplastics

NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) to use a ship to collect and analyze microplastics in oceans worldwide, in order to create a solution to marine plastic pollution. This is the world’s first initiative between a company and a research institute to carry out a survey of microplastics over a wide range of the ocean.

Dive in the deepest point in Med. Sea reveals impact of human contamination

The second phase of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions has been completed as the sub pilot and explorer Victor Vescovo and Prince Albert II of Monaco dived at the bottom of Calypso Deep. The dive also revealed that the human contamination has affected the deepest point in the Mediterranean sea.

Rubbish bins from recycled plastic spread across the UK

BinForGreenSeas announced that Swale Council will join its project. The organization will soon establish three bins along the Swale seafront, prompting visitors to dispose of their litter responsibly with our prominent and poignant message: throw marine life a lifeline.

Why a Ship Execution Plan is vital for ships trading in Indian waters

In line with the requirements of Shipping Order No 5-2019 all ships trading in Indian waters, ports or places need to be provided with a Ship Execution Plan regarding the use of Single Use Plastics onboard. Scope of the Plan is to provide guidance for the actions to be taken in order to comply with the requirement.

Year in Review: Environmental issues that caught shipping’s eye in 2019

As we are approaching the end of another exciting year for shipping, without a doubt the focus of everyone ahead of 2020 will be on IMO sulphur cap. This issue, along with decarbonization in general, has emerged as a main priority for the sector, with companies trying to find ways to cut their emissions. In this article, we take a look back at 2019, and we identify the key environmental moments that left their mark.

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