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Making friends with plastic trash for a better planet

World Oceans Day 2020 encourages ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’. With eight million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean ever year, innovation is critical to…

Young people help turn the tide against plastic

Tide Turners works with young people globally to reduce plastic pollution.   Every day, India churns out 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste, including straws,…

Home school with a virtual dive into the ocean

Remote diving is the new remote working. Schools, events and activities in so much of the world have come to a standstill in the wake of COVID-19, with little or no…

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the…

The “Village of Coral” moves to protect its namesake

In Onna Village in Okinawa, Japan, a coral reef is never far away. It is only a short stroll to the water from most parts of the self-styled “Village of Coral”. At…

Saving Mozambique’s seagrass

Creating the conditions for sustainable seagrass restoration in Maputo and Inhambane bays  “People can’t think of Inhaca without thinking about seagrass,” says…

Mexico City, a megalopolis’ war on plastic bags

Paper cones, called “cucuruchos”, have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are…

Dive tourism: how to minimize your environmental impact

The Reef-World Foundation—the international coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Green Fins initiative—is reminding tourists of the huge…

Replica of a 2000-year-old boat makes landfall in Florida after 6,000-mile journey across the Atlantic for #CleanSeas

Shipping gold from Africa, tin from Britain and linen from Egypt, the Phoenicians were once one of the most significant trading powers in the world. Their position…

Eco-conscious resolutions for Clean Seas—it’s never too late

At the beginning of this decade, millions of people around the world made new year’s resolutions, with the hope of bettering themselves.  Whether you pledged to…