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Litterbase: The Ultimate Map of Ocean Waste and the Damage It Causes to Marine Life

A group of scientists from Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute have compiled the world’s first ever comprehensive database containing information on the location and environmental effects of litter in our oceans. Their findings are published on Litterbase, available in both German and English, and complete with easily comprehensible maps, charts and infographics.  Read on

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The RESET App Check: Sustainable Seafood at Your Fingertips with the Good Fish Guide

Our appetite for fish is big. According to WWF, two-third's of the world's fish stocks have been exhausted or are overfished. To counter this, a number of organisations actively build awareness about which species of fish are sustainably farmed and which to avoid. We tested out the Good Fish Guide app to see how it helps consumers make sustainable seafood choices. Read on

Recycling LEGO Style: ByFusion Presses Ocean Waste Into Plastic Building Blocks

We all know that there's a problem. And the solution, unfortunately, isn't going to be all that simple. But now there is hope! The huge amounts of plastic waste floating in the world's oceans is one of the most pressing evironmental challenges of this century. But now there's a new technology which takes that waste and turns it into something new, in an eco-friendly, low-emission and non-toxic way. Read on