Ocean pollution

"Truckload of plastics dumps into ocean per minute per day’ -UN President

"From here we will push on to the maturation of our SDG14 targets of 2020, 2025 and 2030. We will follow-up with diligence on the commitments made here at The Ocean Conference; all along, holding ourselves responsible to bequeath a conserved and sustainably managed Ocean to the stewards of the future," said President Thomson.

Plastic Ocean or Pacific Ocean?

This Pacific Conversation raises the issue of the impact of Marine Debris upon our waters providing you with more information to help make a difference in our region.

Did you know about a third of ship waste is just dumped at sea? That's like saying one of every three bags of rubbish is just tossed overboard. But throwing it 'away' doesn't make it go away, especially if it's plastic.

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island

The nearly 18 tonnes of plastic piling up on an island that is otherwise mostly untouched by humans have been pointed to as evidence of the catastrophic, “grotesque” extent of marine plastic pollution.
Nearly 38m pieces of plastic were estimated to be on Henderson by researchers from the University of Tasmania and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, weighing a combined 17.6 tonnes.

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Pacific islands urged to regulate use of oceans as dumping ground


Much of our dialogue about waste disposal is, understandably, focused on the waste that we can see as we go about our day-to-day lives.

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