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Reduce your plastic use!

30+ ways to reduce your single-use plastic consumption Did you know every piece of plastic that’s ever been produced still exists somewhere and more than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year? Say no to single-use and disposable plastic. These practical tips can either help get you started on your plastic-free […]

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African Marine Waste Conference


Join us in expanding a network to collaborate on developing an effective Marine Waste Strategy for Africa. Our aim is to facilitate a guide to best practice for waste management and harnessing a circular economy approach. With your help in creating this strategy, African nations can benefit from improved resource efficiency, job creation and economic development while helping safeguard their diverse and rich environment.

As waste knows no boundaries, this conference aims to draw together participants from all African coastal and island states. Our hope is that conference delegates with a multitude of backgrounds and expertise will work collaboratively to find shared strategies to solve problems within countries and across borders.

Conference Topics

  • Research
  • Policies and practices
  • Education and awareness
  • Conservation
  • Data, GIS and mapping
  • Plastics and litter
  • Oil, aerial and chemical pollution
  • Socioeconomic impacts
  • Circular economy and blue economy
  • Role of businesses
  • Special challenges of municipalities
  • Recycling and upcycling
  • Exciting innovations

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Plastic bags from 'bagless' online shopping


A week or so into the WiseOceans Lent #plasticchallenge we thought it would be interesting to take stock and see how the challenge is going. It’s fair to say it has been just as challenging as we thought but we’ve been committed to it and dare I say even enjoyed it? As expected, there were […]

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Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It purports to be the largest volunteer event in the world, and has operated for over 26 years.

Get out there, get involved and keep our coasts clean!

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Clean Coasts Symposium & Ocean Heroes Awards

Clean Coasts Symposium & Ocean Heroes Awards

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Dublin, Ireland

The presence of marine litter in our oceans is a global concern that requires action.  Adequate measures are needed to address the pressure of litter in the marine environment both at sea and on land whereby public awareness and community action plays a vital role. The Clean Coasts Symposium will bring together key stakeholders (ROI &NI) in the area of marine litter such as coastal communities, policy-makers, NGOs, tourism bodies, the science community, plastics industry and the fishing industry.

See www.cleancoasts.org for more details.

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COASTSWEEP 2014, Long Beach, Provincetown

COASTSWEEP 2014 with the Center for Coastal Studies

Long Point, Provincetown, MA.

Join the Center for Coastal Studies for the Annual COASTSWEEP beach clean-up at Long Point in Provincetown on Saturday, September 20.

Participants should meet at the CCS Kiosk on MacMillan Pier at 10 am to pick up a shuttle to Long Point courtesy of Flyer’s Boat Rentals. Your reward for helping keep our beaches safe and beautiful will be a delicious lunch at Napi’s Restaurant after the clean-up.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! To sign up, please contact Jesse Mechling at jmechling@coastalstudies.org or call 508-487-3623508-487-3623 x 103.

Many thanks to Flyers and Napi’s for their continued support of COASTSWEEP and the Center for Coastal Studies.

RAIN DATE: Saturday September 28 at Herring Cove

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