Tuesday, June 15, 2021
ocean cleanup project
Environment

Drone Navy Is Rising Against Ocean Plastics

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) Floating drones inspired by whale sharks and four-wheeled robots that resemble the Mars rover are among the latest inventions designed to remove litter from the...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3524

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Environment

A New Ocean Pollution Threat: Face Masks

By Peter Blaza (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is adding a new unwelcome element to sea pollution off the town of Bauan, a popular dive site in the Philippines’ Batangas...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1975

Monday, February 1, 2021
Ocean Plastic Cleanup Sail-boat
Environment

This Sailing Yacht Feeds On Ocean Plastic

By Lucien Libert (Reuters) A French ocean adventurer and his team have designed a yacht that he says can scoop up plastic garbage to stop it blighting the world’s oceans,...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 26229

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Renew Oceans office in Varanasi India
Environment

Big Oil’s Big Ocean Plastic Project Is Dead In The Water

By Joe Brock, John Geddie and Saurabh Sharma (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 4112

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

EU-Wide Ban Might Save Ocean From 500,000 tonnes Of Microplastics – agency

by Anne Kauranen (Reuters) – Banning the use of microplastics in products such as cosmetics and detergents across the European Union would prevent 500,000 tonnes of microplastics from polluting the environment...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 1934

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

Ocean Plastic Pollution Could Triple By 2040

by Joe Brock (Reuters) – The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 244

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
ocean plastic trash
Maritime News

U.S. Could Be Outlier if U.N. Clinches Plastic Waste Pact

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 7 (Reuters) – Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for leading exporter the United...

May 7, 2019
Total Views: 23

Thursday, January 17, 2019
ocean plastic trash
Maritime News

Big Plastic’s $1 Billion Pledge to End Plastic Waste Just a Drop in the Polluted Ocean

By Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) — With all those plastic-trash haters filling the Internet with images of garbage-choked oceans and demanding bans on everything from drinking straws to grocery bags, chemical...

January 17, 2019
Total Views: 73

Friday, October 5, 2018
ocean plastic
Maritime News

Plastic Waste in the World’s Oceans Could Double by 2030, IEA Warns

By Alexander Kwiatkowski (Bloomberg) — The International Energy Agency has a sobering warning about the health of the world’s oceans. The total amount of oceanic plastic waste is likely to more than...

October 5, 2018
Total Views: 54

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Maritime News

Maersk Supply Service AHTS Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System

Maersk Supply Service has signed on to support The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing technology to clean the ocean of plastic waste. For their role in the...

August 16, 2018
Total Views: 83

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
ocean plastic trash
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
Total Views: 177

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
plastic trash
News

China’s Ban on Plastic Trash Could Be Huge Win for U.S. Chemical Makers

By Jack Kaskey and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — China is upending the global plastics market. The world’s biggest user of scrap has stopped accepting shiploads of other countries’ plastic trash as...

December 6, 2017
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Environment

Northern Europe’s first floating rubbish bin installed in Helsinki

The technology group Wärtsilä’s project to bring floating rubbish bins to Finland is making progress. The project is being executed in honour of Finland’s centenary. The first Seabin marine rubbish...

May 9, 2017
Total Views: 28

Friday, May 5, 2017
ocean-plastic floating debris
Environment

Turning Plastic to Oil, U.K. Startup Sees Money in Saving Oceans

By Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) — At a garbage dump about 80 miles west of London, Adrian Griffiths is testing an invention he’s confident will save the world’s oceans from choking in plastic...

May 5, 2017
Total Views: 21

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Storm Drain Medallion
Blog

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
Total Views: 46

Monday, November 23, 2015
ocean-plastic floating debris
Environment

Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Work At Sea – Says New UN Study

“Don’t discard ‘Biodegradable’ plastics at sea” asks a new report from the United Nations because biodegradable plastics don’t disintegrate in the ocean. Complete degradation of biodegradable plastic occurs when none of the...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 26

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Blog

20-Year-Old Inventor Announces Colossal Ocean Plastic Cleaning System

“Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today.” said Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup just...

June 7, 2015
Total Views: 33

Thursday, January 2, 2014
dnv gl spindrift research vessel
News

Spindrift – A Plastic Debris Research Concept Vessel

"Like CO2, plastic pollution in the ocean is everyone's problem," says Bjørn Haugland, DNV-GL's Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer. "And like CO2, all the solutions are not clearly visible at present. Innovation is needed."

January 2, 2014
Total Views: 33

Friday, October 7, 2011
ocean-plastic
Uncategorized

Throwing Plastic In The Ocean; Just Don’t Do It

This has been a public service announcement from your friends at gCaptain. (Via AWB)

October 7, 2011
Total Views: 30

Monday, July 26, 2010
Interesting

Plastiki – Catamaran Made of Plastic Soda Bottles

UPDATE: July 26, 2010 – gCaptain first reported on the Plastitki, a 60-foot catamaran made out of 2-liter soda bottles, over a year ago and we are now happy to...

July 26, 2010
Total Views: 186