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Who Wears the Trousers…on Ocean Plastics!

By Global Ocean Commission

- Published on October 7, 2015 by Global Ocean Commission

During the Ocean Summit held in Valparaiso, Chile, José María Figueres, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission and former President of Costa Rica, donned a suit and sunglasses made from plastic waste to help bring awareness to the harmful effects of plastics on ocean life and highlight innovative uses for plastic waste.

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Ocean Currents and Trash Pull Strings - Environmental Groups Join Hands in Cross Straits Memorandum to Combat Ocean Plastic Pollution

By Ocean Recovery Alliance staff

- Published on September 29, 2015 by Ocean Recovery Alliance staff

The "Clean Oceans 2015 Joint Seminar" ended successfully this month in the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology with a new Memorandum of Engagement on plastic pollution in the ocean.

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How Plastics-to-Fuel Can Become the Next Green Machine (Op-Ed)

By Doug Woodring and Steve Russell

- Published on September 24, 2015 by Livescience

We all know plastics deliver many benefits that make modern life possible. They help keep our foods fresher longer, reduce the weight of our cars so we use less fuel, insulate our homes so we use less energy, and keep countless medical supplies safe and sterile. While some plastics are recycled, far too many are not — and end up buried in landfills or littered where they can enter delicate marine ecosystems.

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Science Just Revealed the Devastating Impact We're Going to Have on Our Oceans

By Max Plenke

- Published on August 18, 2015 by Mic

According to two new papers from universities in Australia and the United States, our oceans, and the animals living in them, might be in real trouble if we don't cut back on our carbon dioxide emissions.

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