Infographic – Plastic Buildup in our Oceans spiraling out of control

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. 80% of the debris is from land-based activities in North America and China. It would take 67 ships and one year to clean up less than 1% of the North Pacific Ocean. Learn about our…

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Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in the ocean

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) has been involved in the issue of marine plastic litter and microplastics for over a decade. Initially interest was focussed on microplastics. The principle purpose of this report is to provide recommendations, advice and practical guidance, for establishing programmes to…

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Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – IMO action plan adopted

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted (on 26 October)…

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Infographic – Plastic Buildup in our Oceans spiraling out of control

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. 80% of the debris is from land-based activities in North America and China. It would take 67 ships and one year to clean up less than 1% of the North Pacific Ocean. Learn about our…

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