Plastic Common and Persistent Ocean Pollutant

Plastic Common and Persistent Ocean Pollutant

Plastics are now one of the most common and persistent pollutants in our oceans today. From plastic bags to micro plastics, or nurdles, plastic pollution in the ocean continues to increase each year. Although the plastics industry seeks to minimize the risk and dangers of these pollutants, studies show that they are a major contributor […]

EPA Petitioned for National Marine Plastic Debris Standard

EPA Petitioned for National Marine Plastic Debris Standard

SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 23, 2012 (ENS) – The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday that asks the agency to set plastic pollution limits for ocean waters under the Clean Water Act. The petition seeks to curb plastic pollution in the oceans that kills hundreds of […]

Sending A Signal To Save Our Seas

Sending A Signal To Save Our Seas

World Bank President Robert Zoellick announces an international partnership to save the world’s oceans, citing urgent reports of collapsing fisheries and widening ‘dead zones’ of marine degradation and ocean pollution on the rise. In a keynote speech delivered February 24th at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit here, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said […]