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.
Tag : marine pollution
Just when things couldn’t get worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has added to an already alarming problem for the last few years.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Most of us are using plastic now more than ever because it’s easy to use, affordable and durable. So, it’s not surprising that plastic has started to accumulate not only in dumpsters but also in places where they shouldn’t be.
Comments Off on It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do / 22nd November 2019