Environmental activists sued the Sri Lankan government last week after MV X-Press Pearl carrying plastics and dangerous chemicals burned off the coast in the Indian Sea for about two weeks.
The Sri Lankan authorities dealing with the X-Press Pearl ship fire have found themselves in a new problem as plastic wastes from the ship are polluting the ocean.
NYK achieved 100 samples at 100 locations in survey of microplastics collections over a wide range of the ocean which they have been conducting since 2020.
It is the second organization in the world to be certified to DNV GL’s Chain of Custody standard built to assure the traceability and integrity of plastic recovered from the hydrosphere.
MOL and Miura Co., Ltd. announced a demonstration test of their jointly developed microplastic collection device, installed on a newbuilding wood chip carrier, which was conducted on October 27.
The public DNV GL standard provides a best practice to verify the authenticity (Chain of Custody) of abandoned ocean and river plastic and build consumer trust in new products made from reclaimed plastic.
At the IMF/World Bank Group meetings, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW Group on behalf of the German Federal Government reported progress on the Clean Oceans Initiative.
In a major step forward in the fight against marine plastic pollution, Nordic governments have become the first in the world to formally call for a global treaty to tackle the plastic crisis in our oceans.
A coalition of the world’s largest plastic producers announced they will put $1.5 billion into waste management and other programs to clean up plastic pollution.