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Challenges and choices: The Environment Agency and plastic pellet pollution

With the legal responsibility to protect the natural environment of England, The Environment Agency could be doing a lot more to tackle the second largest source of marine microplastic pollution – plastic pellets. Pellets are the raw material of the entire plastics industry and are melted and moulded into every plastic product in existence. These […]

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Nothing fishy about it: Meaningful measures on fishing gear at IMO

The main component of sea-based sources of marine plastic pollution is abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear, also referred to as ghost gear. Fishing gear accounts for approximately 10% of global marine plastic pollution though in some regions it is closer to half the overall mass in our oceans and seas.