Oceans

Regenerative farming for healthy oceans in an urbanising world

  Recently I had a conversation with a well-known nutritionist, writes Herbert Girardet. I casually said: ‘of course, we are what we eat, aren’t we’? She looked at me slightly disparagingly and said: ‘No, no,...
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Ocean Plastics Legal Initiative

Thanks very much for visiting this page to find out more about OPLI. Our report 'International Law and Marine Plastic Pollution: Holding Offenders Accountable' is now available for download. Low resolution online version here (1.3 MB). The report received...

Beach Cleans: Doing Our Bit

A great way to get involved in helping to reduce the amount of plastic and rubbish that ends up in our oceans is by signing-up to a local beach clean. Not only are they...

Wiping Out Wet Wipes

When reading about ocean plastics, the focus tends to be on microbeads, plastic bags, plastic cups or plastic six-pack rings. In reality, there is lots of rubbish that ends up in our oceans that...

Ocean Plastics: What Can You Do?

Following our recent talks at the Royal Geographical Society and the UN Ocean Conference, a common thread seemed to be ‘what can you do to help?’ What action can we take that shows that...
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We are here today to turn the tide!

APE at UN Ocean Conference APE attended the first ever UN Ocean Conference held from 5 to 9 June in New York. Kenny Young, Director of APE, spoke at the ‘Solutions Hour – Voluntary Commitments...

Five Sea Creatures Being Harmed by Ocean Plastics

Much of our sea creatures are impacted by plastic pollution, the ‘lucky ones’ are rescued, although often injured. Many are not lucky, some become entangled and are not found in time to be freed...

The Royal Mess of Our Oceans

The damage that ocean plastics are doing to our environment has been royally highlighted recently thanks to Prince Charles. The Royal has publically commented that plastic in the world’s oceans is a ‘growing ecological...

How the Island of Palau is Protecting Our Oceans

Two years ago, Palau designated 193,000 square miles of its maritime territory as a protected marine reserve - meaning no fishing or mining could take place. The result of protecting this vast area of...

Earth Day – We Can All Make a Difference

Tomorrow (22nd April) marks Earth Day, over 200 million people in over 141 countries are on board, raising awareness of environmental issues. The Earth Day theme for 2017 is environmental and climate literacy, there...

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