Tag Archives: pollution

Breaking the Plastic Wave – A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Pew Charitable Trusts have published a report which presents a global analysis of plastic flows into the ocean now and in the future and a pathway towards collectively solving plastic pollution. The report was prepared by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, working with a panel of 17 global experts, the University of Oxford,

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Love Water! New campaign launched to protect our most precious resource

The ‘Love Water’ campaign, a long-term campaign launched on 31st July 2019, aims to raise awareness of the importance of water and the role everyone plays in protecting it. More than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators – including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, NFU and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) –

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Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan Published

‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’ sets out the UK Government’s commitments to improve the environment within a generation. It sets goals environmental improvements and details how Government will work with businesses and communities to achieve the goals over the next 25 years.  The plan sits alongside two other government

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Great Winter Nurdle Hunt 3rd to 5th February 2017

Nurdles, also known as mermaids tears, are tiny little pellets of pre-production plastic and can be found washed up on beaches around the UK. It is thought that these nurdles make it into the sea due to mismanagement in factories which make their way into waterways as well as nurdles being accidentally distributed during transit. Nurdles are

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‘Flushable’ Products Protest by UK Water Companies

UK water companies have recently complained to Trading Standards regarding branding on items such as flushable wet wipes stating that they are contributing towards blockages in sewer systems. It is estimated that it costs £88 million per year to unblock sewers mainly caused by wet wipes and other hygiene products. Those companies who acted recently

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Consultation: Changes to Regulations to Recover Costs of Services under Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005 and Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002

Consultation closes 6th September 2016, 5 p.m. The Government is consulting on a proposal to amend the Oil Pollution Prevention and Control (OPPC) and Offshore Chemicals Regulations (OCR) to allow charging for certain regulatory services where there is currently no power to charge for these. Views from the oil and gas industry, and other stakeholders

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UK MARLISCO Forum 10th December 2014, London

The UK MARLISCO Forum is scheduled for the 10th December. MARLISCO (MARine LItter in European Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-resposibility) is a European Seas project seeking to raise public awareness of litter problems within the marine environment, and to promote sustainable management to reduce marine litter originating from land and sea based sources. The marine environmental

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Consultation on the Sulphur Content of Marine Fuel

This consultation closes at 1 July 2014 4:00pm The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on the draft Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and Motor Fuel (Composition and Content)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 implementing EU Directive 2012/33/EU on the sulphur content of marine fuel. They are seeking views from industry on the Government’s proposals

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