UN #CleanSeas Campaign Aims to Combat Marine Plastic Litter

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UN Environment's Petter Malvik told UN News over 8 million tons of plastic end up in oceans each year. The UN will convene the Ocean Conference in June to spur international action to safeguard oceans, seas and marine resources. Footage Courtesy: UNEP

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What is Marine Litter and What Can We Do?

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In order to have clean seas, we need to make a difference on land. Be part of the solution and take action.

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Preventing Our Oceans from Becoming Dumps

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This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem.

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Plastic Pollution Coalition - OPEN YOUR EYES - Overview Narrated by Jeff Bridges (2016)

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2015 Plastic Pollution Coalition Video - Narrated by PPC Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges (www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org). 

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Plastic Rubbish Being Dumped in the Amazon River

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Video footage capturing waste covering the banks of the Amazon river as well as a truck illegally dumping a full load of trash directly into the Amazon river. 

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How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean

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Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics.

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See How It Feels to Be an Ocean Animal Stuck in a Plastic Bag

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Imagine being trapped inside a huge plastic bag. Each year, more than a million marine creatures and other birds and animals die from plastic trash.

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NOAA Ocean Today Video: 'Our Debris Filling the Sea'

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What do a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic have in common? Unfortunately, it's marine debris. Even the most remote locations on Earth are fouled by man-made garbage and cast-outs. And a majority of the debris that's found comes from land-based sources.

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Trash Talk: Impacts of Marine Debris

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How does marine debris impact the ocean, animals, and me? Would you want to swim at a beach littered with trash? Of course not. And the animals who live in the ocean don't either - the difference is they don't have a choice.

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What does marine debris mean for our oceans?

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation highlights the marine debris and ocean pollution issue in our oceans.

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What is Marine Debris?

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Marine debris is all the manmade stuff that ends up in the oceans—from soda cans and plastic bottles to sunken ships. There’s marine debris in every ocean on Earth, and all that junk can kill and injure sea life, impede navigation, leach chemicals, and even end up in our food.

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Sources and impacts of marine litter by Jane Lee

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Sources and impacts of marine litter.

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Are You Eating Plastic for Dinner?

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This novel 3-D animation dives into how our consumption of plastics has affected marine species deaths and increased human health risks, and it explores possible long-term solutions. Motion graphic artist Andreas Tanner uses his compelling infographics to educate viewers on all aspects of plastic production, consumption, and breakdown. “Due to particular currents in the Pacific Ocean, a new continent has been born: a mass of plastic waste the size of Europe.” Tanner also offers ideas for alternative and sustainable buying habits to reduce our reliance on plastic.

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Marine Debris

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Marine debris is the trash that eventually enters the ocean. It includes trash on the beach and trash that you can't see that is floating in the ocean. It is a big problem. The NOAA Marine Debris Program is working to tackle this problem that can harm marine mammals and sea turtles.

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Our Plastic, Our Problem

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The Amazing Mr. Smashing sings an info-operetta about plastic in our oceans!

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Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?

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Even though 80% of trash starts on land, tons of it ends up in the ocean, swirling around in a massive patch of plastic debris.

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What really happens to the plastic you throw away by Emma Bryce

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We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sharon Colman.

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Care About the Ocean? Think Twice About Your Coffee Lid

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Near Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean, currents define the Sargasso Sea—the only sea that is not defined by land boundaries. Known by some as a floating rain forest, the Sargasso Sea is named for the free-floating seaweed Sargassum and provides food and shelter for a vast variety of wildlife. However, those same currents carry a huge amount of plastics that eventually break down in the water and are eaten by small fish and other species that are then eaten by larger fish. The toxic chemicals intensify as they move up the food chain through these animals—right onto our plates. This short film by Justin Lewis is a straightforward look at the impact single-use plastics have on oceans, wildlife, and humans.

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Trash Talk: What Can We Do?

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How the average person can make a difference with Marine Litter. Ocean Today is an interactive exhibit that plays short videos on ocean related themes. Visitors can select from 200+ videos on topics ranging from deep-­‐sea exploration, marine species, and restoration projects to hurricanes, oceans and human health, and climate science and research.

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Marine Debris: The Ugly Journey of Our Trash

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Why have our oceans become a dumping ground? Our #UglyJourneyofTrash sheds light on how litter travels from land to sea.

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Solutions to marine litter in the EU

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The video informs about the impact of marine litter on marine species in the worlds oceans and gives examples for solutions happening right now in the European Union.

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The waste dump of our planet - a look at Marine Litter

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What we throw into the trash bin might end up into the sea.Our understanding is growing on this global issue, which has impacts on marine wildlife but also human health and the economy. Watch this video to find out more.

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