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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.

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As Hawai'i contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene - 17 students from Hawai'i envision a future for their ocean

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The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human wellbeing with the s

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This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics d

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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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This publication highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve ocean governance by w

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This report presents a compelling opportunity to increase the system effectiveness of the plastic

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A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

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This report draws attention to the multiple benefits and threats of human nutrient use and shows

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Plastic Pollution, Our Oceans, Our Future… (2016)

As Hawai'i contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene - 17 students from Hawai'i envision a future for their ocean

As Hawai'i contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene - 17 students from Hawai'i envision a future for their ocean

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How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean (2016) | National Geographic

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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A Bottle's Odyssey (2014) | UNEP

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

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Preventing Our Oceans from Becoming Dumps (2015) | UNEP

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.

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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Our Nutrient World: The challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution

This report draws attention to the multiple benefits and threats of human nutrient use and shows how these problems cross all global change challenges, threatening water, air and soil quality, clim

ate balance, stratospheric ozone and biodiversity.

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The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics

This report presents a compelling opportunity to increase the system effectiveness of the plastics economy, illustrated by examples from the plastic packaging value chain.

This report presents a compelling opportunity to increase the system effectiveness of the plastics economy, illustrated by examples from the plastic packaging value chain.

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Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change

This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics debris and microplastics, and describes approaches and potential solutions to address this multifacet

ed issue.

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The Open Ocean: Status and Trends: Summary for policy makers

The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human wellbeing with the status of the open ocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisherie

s, pollution, and integrated assessment of the human-ocean nexus.

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From Coast to Coast: Celebrating 20 Years of Transboundary Management of Our Shared Oceans

This publication highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve ocean governance by working across nations to promote ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries and other marine and coasta

l resources, protect coastal habitats from land based sources of pollution, and catalyze the formation of country driven, country owned and — ultimately — country financed regional institutional frameworks.