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The 5th International Marine Debris Conference

posted on 11 February 2011 by Anonymous
The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and theUnited Nations Environment Programme are co-organizers of the...

HELMEPA: Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
HELMEPA is the joint initiative of Greek seafarers and shipowners who declared in 1982 in Piraeus that they voluntarily undertake the responsibility to eliminate ship-generated marine pollution and enhance safety at sea. The Association provides a...

Local Beach Global Waste

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
Funded by the Lighthouse Foundation, the Local Beach Global Waste is an international information portal for marine litter. The website provides useful materials in Portugese, English and Dutch.

Innovative Use of Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
Vac from the Sea is a project initiated by home appliance maker Electrolux, aiming at raising awareness about the immediate need for the world to take better care of plastics and support the heroes that do. The project included collecting marine waste...

Technologies for Recycling Plastic Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
This booklet was prepared by NOWPAP CEARAC within the framework of the Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, in recognition of the benefits of plastic waste recycling. Its purpose is to introduce the existing and developing plastic recycling...

Public Awareness Brochure for Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
The UNEP through its programme Regional Seas, has published a pamphlet titled: " What can we do about marine litter?" in order to raise public awareness and sensitize the public on marine litter issues.

Tackling the Marine Debris in the 21st Century

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
A brief report from the National Academies on how to deal with the issue of marine debris discarded from ships and other ocaen based activities.

Plastic Marine Pollution

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting presentation on marine pollution caused from plastic litter in the coast as well as off-shore. The article is enriched with impresive pictures from different places around the world.

Marine Debris Program, United States

posted on 10 February 2011 by Anonymous
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration) Marine Debris Program (MDP) serves as a centralized marine debris capability within NOAA in order to coordinate, strengthen, and increase the visibility of marine debris issues and...

Hotel made of Rubbish, Madrid, Spain

posted on 16 February 2011 by Anonymous
An innovative use of marine litter is demonstrated by the German artist Ha Schult, who built a five-bedroom hotel in the central Plaza de Callao as part of the city's hosting of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur). For more information...