Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Maritime News

Solving the Ocean Plastic Crisis Starts With Asia -Opinion

By Adam Minter (Bloomberg Opinion) — Since Jan. 1, when China stopped accepting the rich world’s recyclable plastic waste, it’s gotten a ton of criticism for worsening the already deep...

June 26, 2018
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Friday, March 17, 2017

WATCH: How To Find A Message In A Bottle At Sea

“Messages in bottles have saved lives, led to marriage, and reunited folks with lost loved ones.” says Clint Buffington, the world’s most successful message in a bottle hunter. But how does...

March 17, 2017
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Seas of Plastic

    By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Garbage is a problem. But, plastic is the real disaster – it is as valid on land as it is on the seas....

June 16, 2016
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Maritime News

A Staggering Amount of Plastic is Floating in the World’s Oceans, New Study Shows

Researchers unveiled on Wednesday what they called the most scientifically rigorous estimate to date of the amount of plastic litter in the oceans.

December 10, 2014
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Can This Ocean Array Rid The World’s Oceans of Harmful Plastics?

We first heard about this concept back in late 2012 when a first year aerospace engineering student named Boyan Slat gave a TED talk about how the Great Pacific Garbage patch, and all of the world's oceans for that matter, can essentially clean themselves of harmful plastics.

August 14, 2014
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Can The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean Itself?

We’ve heard it before; the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a problem for which there is no solution. It affects the food chain, it fouls beaches, it’s bad for ships,...

March 28, 2013
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Biggest Export to China; Recycling Material (aka Trash)

From the “Maritime Monday” archives a popular post from original MM author Fred Fry a story straight from the trash heap….. “Guangzhou Customs Intercepted and Captured “Imported Rubbish” While China is...

August 5, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Garbage Patch – Plastic Island in the Pacific

With all the recent talk of the Gulf Oil Spill and its effect on the marine environment it is good to take a moment and look at some of the...

July 6, 2010
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunday, March 14 Event – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, American Museum of Natural History

THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH AND THE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC DEBRIS IN OUR OCEANS Part of the Milstein Science Series At The American Museum of Natural History WHEN: Sunday, March...

March 13, 2010
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