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Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Asia Pacific

Miao Wang is one of two Young Champions of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. She is Founder of Better Blue…

Australia joins Clean Seas and pledges to recycle or compost 70 per cent of all plastic packaging by 2025

Australia becomes the latest country to join the movement to turn the tide on plastic, as Melissa Price, the country’s minister of the Environment, announces that the…

Pioneering global framework for sustainable ocean finance launched at Our Ocean global summit

Bali, 29 October 2018 – The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today. The Sustainable Blue…

‘A line in the sand’ – Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source

Bali, 29 October 2018 - A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest…

Plastic Soup Surfer urges governments and corporations to think outside the (plastic) box

Interview with Merijn Tinga – better known as the Plastic Soup Surfer – who paddles and windsurfs against the tide to draw attention to the problem of plastic pollution and…

Blue awakening as Latin America and Caribbean states say no to plastic

From the remote Galápagos Islands to the humid depths of the Amazon forest, governments are cutting back on plastic, citizens are cleaning beaches, and innovators are…

Guatemala joins the Clean Seas campaign and steps up efforts to beat plastic pollution

16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have signed up to the United Nations-led campaign to drastically reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Guatemala pledged to…

Fungi research lifts lid on shy organisms that break down plastic

Could fungi help us deal with our plastic addiction? Scientists at London’s Kew Botanical Gardens think so. The first ever State of the World’s Fungi, produced by Kew…

Guatemala joins the Clean Seas campaign and steps up efforts to beat plastic pollution

16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have signed up to the United Nations-led campaign to drastically reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Guatemala pledged to increase the…

Want to turn the tide on plastic in sport? The Volvo Ocean Race shows how

It’s already billed as one of the world’s most challenging competitions, but this year the organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race added an extra dimension to the gruelling 45,000-nautical mile journey—…