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CleanAtlantic was presented in the OSPAR ICG-ML

CleanAtlantic participated in the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter organised by OSPAR on the 13th-14th June 2018. The meeting was hosted in Berlin (Germany) and chaired by Stefanie Werner (DE) and Mareike Erfeling. For more details please visit the OSPAR website. The project was presented by our colleagues from DROTA (Pedro Sepúlveda) and CEDRE (Loïc…
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La OCU halla microplásticos en el 68% de alimentos marinos analizados

La Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU) ha encontrado microplásticos en 69 de los 102 alimentos de origen marino (68%) que han analizado, entre los que había muestras de sal, moluscos y crustáceos. Las muestras de sal, mejillones, almejas, chirlas, langostinos, langosta y gambas contenían principalmente microfibras y microfilms, según ha detallado la OCU en un comunicado. En el caso…
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The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity

We urgently need consumers, business and governments to cut consumption of single-use, throwaway plastics, writes the UN Environment chief Plastic pollution has grabbed the world’s attention, and with good cause. More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is nearly impossible. We’ve always been…
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La industria cosmética europea reduce el uso de micropartículas plásticas en casi un 98 %

La industria cosmética europea ha reducido el uso de micropartículas plásticas en productos cosméticos que se aclaran -exfoliantes y otros artículos para limpieza de la piel- casi en un 98 %, sustituyendo estas partículas con otras alternativas por “responsabilidad y compromiso con la salud del mar”, según un comunicado remitido por la Asociación Nacional de Perfumería…
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CleanAtlantic will participate in the 10th International Conference of Marine BioInvasions

The 10th International Conference of Marine BioInvasions (ICMB-X) will be held in Puerto Madryn in Patagonia, Argentina, between the 16-18 October 2018. CleanAtlantic will be presented by João Canning-Clode (our partner from ARDITI) in an oral communication titled “Hitch-hikers on marine debris: understanding new arrivals in an offshore island”. For this work, ARDITI recently initiated a research program to evaluate…
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CleanAtlantic participa en la Jornada sobre Retos Tecnológicos para la localización, el seguimiento y la retirada de Basuras Marinas

La Plataforma tecnológica PROTECMA organiza una Jornada sobre “RETOS TECNOLÓGICOS PARA LA LOCALIZACIÓN, EL SEGUIMIENTO Y LA RETIRADA DE BASURAS MARINAS” que tendrá lugar en CETMAR en Vigo el 13 de junio. El objetivo de la Jornada es presentar diferentes  iniciativas y proyectos que ya estén abordando algunas de estas temáticas  e identificar lagunas tecnológicas y de conocimiento que…
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New proposal by the EU Commission will tackle marine litter and “ghost fishing”

The European Commission has tabled an important legal proposal to tackle marine litter. By introducing new measures on single use plastics as well as derelict fishing gear, the proposal will contribute to Europe’s transition towards a Circular Economy. Fishing gear (nets, lines, pots, traps…) accounts for 27% of all beach litter. With its proposal, the…
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CleanAtlantic project: 2nd Coordination Meeting in Madeira

The CleanAtlantic consortium will met in Funchal (Madeira) on the 23rd and 24th of May for its second Coordination Meeting. During this 2-day event, the partnership will review the project progress up to date and the associated working plan, and will agree on tasks, activities, and deadlines for the following activity period. The meeting will be…
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Anchovies Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Prey

Plastic debris can be harmful to marine fish, and to the people who eat them. But why do fish eat so much plastic? New research suggests that our plastic may smell a lot like their food. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not…
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European Commission proposes taxing non-recycled plastic packaging waste after Brexit

The European Commission has announced plans to tax non-recycled plastic packaging waste in the new EU budget, following Britain’s exit next. It has suggested European Union nations contribute new funds to the bloc’s budget to fill the gap left by Britain’s impending exit by taxing digital services, plastic waste and carbon emissions. EU governments may…
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