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Labor has lashed the prime minister for ignoring the climate change concerns of Pacific Island nations, saying a push to crack down on ocean plastics still leaves a “giant hole” in the Coalition’s environment policy. Link to full article below....
The Ocean Cleanup project has been redesigned and relaunched, as it makes its second attempt to clean up a giant pile of plastic concentrated in the Pacific Ocean. Last September The Ocean Cleanup made the world’s first attempt to...
Lecomte, from France, will set off from Hawaii on Thursday, local time, to swim 555 kilometres through an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to California. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters our oceans each year. Better management of waste on land, new technologies, and new financing mechanisms are among the actions needed to stem the tide of plastic littering our oceans, Ryan...
The oceans are among our biggest resource and also our biggest dumping grounds. Because they are so vast and deep, many of us believe that no matter how much garbage we dump into them, the effects would be negligible. Click on the link below to read...
René Garello, IEEE fellow and Professor at IMT Atlantique, discusses how data analytics is being used to track the circulation of plastic in the ocean and help scientists to ensure sustainability. Click on the link below to read the...
A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean was launched in Newcastle Harbour today. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
This week, the Foundation, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) and the University of Newcastle launched a project to tackle the issue of shipwreck pollution. Click on the link below to read the full article. Click on...
Microplastics are in our salt, our food, and in us. The Pacific Ocean garbage patch is over twice the size of Texas and eight million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean daily. Click on the link to read the full article. 
A remote tropical island paradise off the coast of Western Australia in the Indian Ocean has become home to hundreds of tonnes of rubbish. Click on the link below to read the full article.