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Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution

While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic — with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, one…

School children team up with UN and NGOs to clean up Busan beach on World Environment Day

Busan, Republic of Korea, 08 June 2018 – On 5 June, celebrating World Environment Day, scores of excited school children defied the rain walking around Busan’s…

This summer, let’s protect our coral reefs

Whether you prefer to explore the shallows off the coast of a tropical beach with a snorkel and flipper, or dive deeper into the crystal clear waters, the small…

Plastic: The art medium of the modern era

Sometimes words aren’t enough. When it comes to plastic pollution, the facts are well known. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans every year…

A front-row seat to ocean pollution

By Samantha Craven, The Reef-World Foundation Ocean pollution is continuing to make waves as the world come to grips with scale of the plastic pollution problem.…

Saving our seas: 5 ocean heroes battling to turn the toxic tide

From the icy splendour of the Arctic to the inky depths of the Mariana ocean trench, plastic waste is threatening our seas, killing our wildlife and polluting our…

Backpack ponchos: Peru’s solution to plastic pollution

Trash is not garbage. This is the motto of one of Peru’s most innovative recycling campaigns, one that has already turned a million plastic bottles into thousands…

One step ahead of climate change, a ‘scorecard’ for Pacific Islands

Coinciding with World Oceans Day a Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card was launched today. The report creates an understanding of how exactly climate change…

World overwhelmingly commits to protecting the oceans and Clean Seas

  Taken together Clean Seas is now the largest global compact for combatting marine litter, with commitments covering 62% of the world’s coastlines. India joined…

In Seychelles, an innovative approach to marine protection

In February 2018 the Government of Seychelles announced the creation of two new areas for marine protection covering 16 per cent (210,000 square kilometres) of its…