12 Dec '11, 3am

Report on "Marine Debris as a Global Environmental Problem: Introducing a solutions based framework focused on...

Report on "Marine Debris as a Global Environmental Problem: Introducing a solutions based framework focused on...

What do we know about plastic in marine litter? Where do they come from, what damage do they cause? Is there a more permanent solution to this issue? A report by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) summarises the state of the science on causes and proposes a framework for prevention. What does the report aim to do? "Currently, the causes of marine debris are addressed primarily through waste management practices, such that end-of-pipe solutions are central to action. However, this document explores the underlying cause of land-based plastic debris entering the marine environment, specifically production and consumption patterns of our economies. This includes design and marketing of products which lack appropriate regard for their environmental fate or ability to be recycled, waste management infrastructure, inappropr...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-permanent-sol...

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Wild Shores of Singapore: Do you know where your litter is?

Wild Shores of Singapore: Do you know where you...

wildshores.blogspot.com 14 Dec '11, 6am

A great poster that makes us think about the litter we left behind on the shore! More about the poster on the NAMEPA websi...

Creating art from Japan's tsunami debris - Channel NewsAsia

Creating art from Japan's tsunami debris - Chan...

channelnewsasia.com 13 Dec '11, 5am

TOKYO: Art is often used as a form of therapy to overcome painful experiences, and an exhibition in Japan that involves th...