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The strikingly designed bin, which is bright orange and shaped like a lifebuoy, has the tagline “Throw Marine Life a Lifeline” printed across it, and forms part of the BinForGreenSeas project launched by the GreenSeas Trust Read more

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Working with environmental charity Hubbub, the fund attracted 150 applications, and five organisations have now been selected to receive a share of the £1 million fund Read more

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UK scientists have joined forces with their Pacific counterparts to help turn the tide on marine litter. Read more

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Zero Waste Scotland has doubled the amount of money available to support innovative projects aimed at tackling marine plastic pollution, bringing the funding available to £1million. Read more

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Ocean scientists at the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit will start a project to study the entry of microparticles in water-systems. Read more

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PolyTalk 2018 aimed at identifying the path towards a clean marine environment with a special focus on the Mediterranean Sea. Read more

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The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. Read more

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As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. Read more

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Delegates at the follow-up event

A follow-up event dedicated to progressing the pledges made by stakeholders at a marine litter prevention conference has concluded positively. Read more

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Charity renews appeal for plastic charge through new campaign after Theresa May fails to deliver concrete actions in 25-year plan. Read more

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The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has praised the UN’s ambitions for international action on plastics entering the marine environment. Read more

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The Chairman of the World Plastics Council has welcomed the UN’s resolution on addressing marine litter. Read more

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A petition to fight plastic pollution in the North-West has been used as a front to gather mailing details for Chester's council Conservatives. Read more

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The BPF has attacked the producers of Blue Planet II for linking the death of a young whale to plastic pollution with no supporting evidence. Read more

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‘Plastian the Little Fish’, or 'Poisson Petit', aims to teach children about the damage plastic litter is causing to our fishy friends. Read more

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A washing up liquid bottle which is made with 50 percent plastic recovered from beach and ocean environments has been launched in supermarkets in the UK. Read more

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The great rivers of the world are carrying millions of tonnes of plastic into the seas. Waste Free Oceans has set up a waste harvest project on the River Ulhas in Mumbai, India, to recycle waste that would end up in the ocean. Read more

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The British Plastics Federation has found widespread misunderstanding of the UK's contribution to marine litter in a Yougov survey. Read more

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The UK will ban the use of plastic microbeads from personal care products from next year, the Environment Secretary has confirmed. Read more

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The World Plastics Council (WPC) says it welcomes the Marine Litter Action Plan released today (Jul 10) by the G20 and commends states for their commitment to substantially reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025. Read more

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