Search results for: plastics

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  • 21 October 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    Bottles stranded on a remote South Atlantic Ocean island mostly originate from Asia.

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Microscopic creatures that live on tiny ocean plastics greatly affect the fate and ecological impacts of marine plastic pollution, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.   PhD candidate Julia Reisser and colleagues have published an article in the international journal PLOS One that contributed many new records of microbes and invertebrates living […]

  • 3 June 2012

    ‘Plastic soup’, the name given to systems of plastic waste materials found in rotating ocean currents, form a very real concern. Plastic is used in almost every product we use on a daily basis. Though lightweight and economical, it has one major downside: plastic does not degrade naturally. Experts even predict plastic can ‘survive’ for […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    WSM will require its suppliers to demonstrate a viable plan to reduce plastic usage on their products.

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain has launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly thirty member companies, has committed over $1.0 billion […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    International experts have met in London to review the growing problems in the marine environment caused by micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio-accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain. The experts form a key working group (WG-40) under the Joint Group of Experts […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The list of banned single-use plastics would be expanded as from January 1, 2020.

  • 7 June 2017

    PGS, a Norwegian marine seismic player, is seeking funding to test a concept it has developed for “efficient, large-scale collection of plastic in the oceans.” The company also sees this as an opportunity to reactivate its cold-stacked seismic vessels. According to the company, the solution uses the inherent benefits of seismic vessels and takes advantage […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) said it has developed a concept for collection of plastic from the oceans. The solution uses the inherent benefits of seismic vessels and takes advantage of their air compressors and capabilities for handling large towing configurations, PGS explains. The PGS plastic collection concept consists of a seismic vessel and a support vessel […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    This coming May, the first Ocean Cleanup system will be deployed in the Great Pacific Ocean to collect plastic.

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Ocean Cleanup’s CEO said that the upgraded screen with supersized cork line was on its way to the patch on August 18.

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay. The cleanup system (System 001) is set for a two-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 1,200 nautical miles offshore, to start […]

  • 13 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Ocean Cleanup has brought the first batch of ocean plastic to shore.

  • 6 July 2018
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Institute of Marine Research, shipowner Torvald Klaveness, Kongsberg and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association have entered into a public-private partnership to develop a pilot project with the aim of mapping marine plastic and other environmental parameters vital to the health of the oceans. The partners will equip several vessels with advanced sensors to collect data […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Marine geophysical company Petroleum Geo-Services is joining the fight against ocean pollution as it developed a concept for efficient, large-scale collection of plastic in the oceans. The company said that its plastic collection concept consists of a seismic vessel and a support vessel towing booms, in a fan formation, which are connected to a processing […]

  • 22 November 2018

    Initial observations find that plastic sporadically exits the System 001, dubbed Wilson.

  • 26 December 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Port of Antwerp has recently deployed a system to catch plastic designed by Allseas. The port authority said that the introduction of a passive catcher system will significantly reduce the quantity of pollutant plastics  found in the waters around Doeldok. The plastic catcher is working on the basis of wind, water and gravity. A narrow […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    With the 1st deployment mission of a system to capture and collect plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch officially over, The Ocean Cleanup is now working to develop System 002. System 002 is planned to be a full-scale cleanup system that is able to both endure and retain the collected plastic for long […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Ocean Cleanup: Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains as much as sixteen times more plastic than previously estimated.

  • 25 August 2015

    Scientists and volunteers at the Ocean Cleanup have concluded the so-called ”Mega Expedition” aimed at accurately determining the amount of plastic garbage floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, in preparation for the large-scale cleanup of the area set to begin in 2020. The first group of vessels including the fleet’s 171ft mothership returned to the port of San Francisco on August […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Ocean Cleanup recently said that its System 001/B is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris. After one year of testing, the Ocean Cleanup team succeeded in developing a self-contained system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that is using the natural forces of the ocean to passively catch and concentrate plastic, thereby confirming the […]

  • 9 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Ocean Cleanup launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from San Francisco on September 8.