Throughout the year Diveplanit has brought you news about the Marine Environment. Here’s a little summary of ocean related news for 2016 – and despite a few obvious examples – lots of it good and there are reasons to be hopeful!
A Plastic Bag Ban is finally on the agenda of the next NSW Environment Minister meeting. Send the Minister a one-liner stating your support to ban the bag.
In its report: ‘Toxic tide: the threat of marine plastic pollution in Australia’ published April 2016 by the Senate, every major point that environmental groups raised was assessed. The findings back the call for action on marine plastic with 23 very specific recommendations
There have been a few ocean-cleanup solutions doing the social media rounds recently, but is this really the solution we’ve all been hoping for? We’re not convinced.
Are bioplastic bags the answer to the fact that we’re drowning in single-use plastic bags or are they just another part of the problem? Well they start with ‘bio’ – so they must be good for the planet right?
For everyone who’s asked us questions about Seabin – about the production, power, marine life and plastic pollution, here are some answers from the innovators themselves.
Plastic pollution is a huge threat to our oceans. So it’s great to see new initiatives like Seabin, a floating rubbish bin invented by a couple of Aussies.
Plastic pollution in our oceans is a man-made catastrophe that feels too big for us to solve. One new Australian project, The Seabin, aims to do that & more.
A monumental first took place this week on the small island of Taveuni, Fiji, and Diveplanit guest blogger and fellow Eco Diver, Alice Forrest, was there to take part and document the event for Diveplanit.
Biodiversity #29 – Mankind!?! Scuba divers can play a significant role in spreading the message that what we do on land impacts what happens in our oceans and that without sustainable practices within fisheries the old adage “There’s plenty more fish in the sea” will simply no longer be true.
On our first visit to the Solomon Islands we were struck by 2 things. Incredible natural beauty and the awful effects of plastic pollution.
Dr Jennifer Lavers has been studying the effects of ocean plastic pollution on the population of flesh-footed shearwaters on Lord Howe Island, and the findings are devastating.