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2 years later plastic wrapped vegetables line the shelves

Campaigns

Everyone has been in the situation at the supermarket where they see a totally un-necessary form of plastic packaging. Maybe you caught a glimpse of avocados and bananas wrapped in plastic or cookies individually wrapped inside of a plastic package. The companies say they give consumers...

Posted: 06/26/17
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Is plastic consumption a consumer choice? Or is pollution a design choice?

Coastal & Marine

Everyone has been in the situation at the supermarket where they see a totally un-necessary form of plastic packaging. Maybe you caught a glimpse of avocados and bananas wrapped in plastic or cookies individually wrapped inside of a plastic package the companies say they give consumers...

Posted: 06/26/17
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Seismic survey death waves killing the building blocks of life

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry NewsMarine Science

Deafening sound waves created during offshore surveys for oil and gas can kill microscopic plankton, according to a new study. The research showed significant impacts on the target species – with a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton. How do seismic...

Posted: 06/23/17
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Waste from the wine industry is being developed into aquaculture feed

Aquaculture NewsFishing Industry News

No longer do we need any more excuses to open another bottle of wine, because thanks to the great people at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)and Barossa Valley company Tarac Technologies wine waste is being used to make aquaculture feed even more sustainable....

Posted: 06/19/17
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4 shocking facts about ocean plastic for #WorldOceansDay

Coastal & Marine

It’s #WorldOceansDay today and here a 4 facts that will make you never use single use plastics again…..ever. 1 It takes three times more water to manufacture a plastic bottle than it does to fill it. The chemical production of plastics also means most of that...

Posted: 06/08/17
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Aussie fishers take on ocean plastics

Coastal & MarineFishing Industry News

“We care about the ocean too” Professional fishers are turning the tide against ocean plastics    
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