River Interceptor Ocean Cleanup and their young entrepreneur Boyan Slat have been battling away with boom and screen technology systems in the Pacific garbage patch with limited success and much criticism for their lack of environmental assessment. Perhaps more sensibly in releasing this ‘Interceptor’ device which operates in rivers they can make a much bigger […]

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Hubbub Businesses, residents and organisations situated along five of the UK’s biggest rivers are being invited to join the largest ever collaborative effort to prevent and reduce the amount of litter entering the UK’s waterways, and subsequently the ocean. The Treasure Your River campaign is being run by environmental charity Hubbub and funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, primary international […]

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Michael Stachowitsch on “The Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris” This richly illustrated book serves as the ideal guide to the items that litter the world’s beaches. Forget sea shells and other fauna and flora. Here, you will find what a beachcomber is actually most likely to encounter these days: glass, plastic, wood, metal, paper, oil, […]

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