Cleaner Seas Cleaner Seas

Tag : marine pollution

bio-lng

Another Two Years ‘Runway Extension’ for GHG Reduction Compliance Given for Every 10% of Bio-LNG Drop-in

New analysis from SEA-LNG, the coalition for accelerating LNG as a marine fuel, has determined that for every 10% of bio-LNG dropped in and blended with LNG as a marine fuel, a vessel can achieve two extra years’ compliance with the Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER) curve used to secure preferable funding under the Poseidon Principles.

Comments Off on Another Two Years ‘Runway Extension’ for GHG Reduction Compliance Given for Every 10% of Bio-LNG Drop-in / 3rd March 2021

Marine Sustainability

The BMA is a Proud Supporter of Marine Sustainability

As a maritime nation, consisting of an archipelago of some 700 islands, rocks and cays spread over some 100,000 square miles of beautiful coral seas; preservation of the marine environment is paramount to The Bahamas.

No Comments / 23rd December 2020

plastic waste

The Ocean’s Plastic Problem Is Getting Worse With COVID-19

Just when things couldn’t get worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has added to an already alarming problem for the last few years.

No Comments / 16th December 2020

Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement

Polar states can take immediate action to avoid another decade of HFO use in the Arctic and mitigate black carbon risks from VLSFO

Comments Off on Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement / 1st December 2020

sustainable

InverformTM – New Food Packaging Trays by Iggesund Paperboard Ticks All the Boxes

Made from pure cellulose fibres, Inverform has been specifically developed for pressed and folded trays used in food packaging. Inverform has an exceptional formability and is the ideal replacement for traditional solutions, such as plastic trays.

Comments Off on InverformTM – New Food Packaging Trays by Iggesund Paperboard Ticks All the Boxes / 9th November 2020

waste collecting

PG Flow Solutions and Clean Sea Solutions Launch Waste Collecting Floating Jetty

The Clean Sea PG Aqua Pod is a flexible, modular floating dock with an ocean waste collection functionality integrated between the dock’s pontoons. Plastic debris from around the pod flows into an internal collection pool through “waterfalls” created by an electric pump, which create a surface skimming effect between the dock’s pontoons.

Comments Off on PG Flow Solutions and Clean Sea Solutions Launch Waste Collecting Floating Jetty / 23rd September 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Hurting Our Oceans

The Coronavirus Pandemic is Also Hurting Our Oceans through Pollution

While we are all glued to the situation in hospitals where people are dying every day because of COVID-19, there’s also an unseen devastation that’s happening in our oceans

No Comments / 21st June 2020

poseidon principles

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Joins Responsible Ship Financing Principles

Major lender to international shipping and one of Japan’s largest asset managers, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB), announces that it is the latest financial institution to join the Poseidon Principles.

Comments Off on Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Joins Responsible Ship Financing Principles / 18th March 2020

Shipping's Decarbonization

Shipping’s Decarbonization: Getting to Zero Coalition Identifies Four Focus Areas

Commercially viable zero emission vessels need to operate along deep sea trade routes by 2030 to meet decarbonization targets. This is the ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition that was announced at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York last September.

Comments Off on Shipping’s Decarbonization: Getting to Zero Coalition Identifies Four Focus Areas / 25th February 2020

Circular Economy

Circular Economy: Exploring the Possibility of a World Without Trash

This effort is led by Circle Economy, an international movement that aims to change everything that humanity has done within the past two centuries to give way for a better future without trash.

No Comments / 23rd February 2020

decarbonization

Price Tag Placed on Maritime Shipping’s Decarbonization by New Analysis

Shipping needs to make a radical shift to zero carbon energy sources in the coming three decades to reduce the sectors total greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050

Comments Off on Price Tag Placed on Maritime Shipping’s Decarbonization by New Analysis / 24th January 2020

ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Is Eating Up the World, But These Technologies Won’t Let That Happen

Today, at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris can be found in the ocean. 269,000 tonnes of that is floating on the surface while a staggering 4 billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer is scatter deep in the sea.

No Comments / 22nd January 2020

nuclear pollution

How nuclear pollution affects the ocean waters, the environment, and humans

The radiation from Fukushima, for instance, bled into the ocean when the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant was damaged during the 2011 earthquake in Japan. What was released are dozens of radioactive elements in large quantities.

No Comments / 3rd January 2020

HELMEPA Junior

HELMEPA Junior Representatives: “People beware, don’t pollute the waters!”

This was the message of the children-representatives of 6,004 members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program, who came to Athens to celebrate 26 years of “HELMEPA Junior”.  

Comments Off on HELMEPA Junior Representatives: “People beware, don’t pollute the waters!” / 21st December 2019

polluted waters

Oysters Could Be the Solution to Hong Kong’s Polluted Waters

This concept was inspired by an initiative made by the New York Harbor School called the “Billion Oyster Project” that aims to restore one billion live oysters in the waters of the New York Harbor by 2035. 

No Comments / 2nd December 2019

Ocean Cleanup

We Are Seeing the Beginning of the World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup

What scientists call the “wow factor” of ocean trash is a huge wake up call for the world’s population, especially with the effects being increasingly felt around the world. It’s about time that we get our act together and find solutions to clean up this mess.

No Comments / 29th November 2019