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Progress on Plastic Waste at UN Summit
Progress on Plastic Waste at UN Summit
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

The UN Environment Assembly closed yesterday with many promises and pledges to reduce pollution including marine pollution from single use plastics.

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Startling New Research on Plastic in the Oceans
Startling New Research on Plastic in the Oceans
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

Announced yesterday (15th November), new research from Newcastle University shows just how much damage is done by plastics in the world's oceans.

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Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Bye Bye Plastic Bags
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

We recently heard about the child-run organisation "Bye Bye Plastic Bags", and thought you might like to learn more about them too!

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Great News for the World's Oceans…
Great News for the World's Oceans…
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

...bad news for single-use plastics!

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Post-mortem on thirteen dead sperm whales finds their stomachs full of plastic
Post-mortem on thirteen dead sperm whales finds their stomachs full of plastic
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

The plastic included a 13-metre-long fisherman’s net and a 70-centimetre piece of plastic from a car

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Petition urges UK government to ban plastic microbeads
Petition urges UK government to ban plastic microbeads
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

Greenpeace petition calling for UK to follow US and ban use of microbeads in cosmetics has collected more than 140,000 signatures

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Impact of Plastic Bags in Our Oceans
Impact of Plastic Bags in Our Oceans
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

Despite incentives to not use them, discarded plastic bags remain a severe problem for the world's oceans and the wildlife in it.


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The Damage Caused by Plastics in Oceans
The Damage Caused by Plastics in Oceans
 |  Plastics in the World's Oceans

Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world

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