Press Releases

This month, WFO is introducing its new marine litter issues overview, tracking the latest news and developments pertaining to the issue. We’d be delighted to receive your feedback as well as any input for next month’s issue!

Waste Free Oceans applauds the latest report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) entitled Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter - Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments which analyzes biodegradable polymers and their link with marine litter.

On Wednesday 14 October 2015, Waste Free Oceans held the conference ‘Guardians of the Sea’ in the European Parliament. The conference was hosted by MEP Alain Cadec, WFO Champion and Chairman of the Fisheries Committee. The conference gathered over 60 participants coming from the plastics industry, associations, NGOs, the European Commission and the European Parliament.

On Wednesday 14 October 2015, Waste Free Oceans officially launched the children’s book Plastian the Little Fish. The book was launched during WFO’s conference ‘Guardians of the Sea’, held in the European Parliament and hosted by MEP Alain Cadec, WFO Champion and Chairman of the Fisheries Committee. Waste Free Oceans had recently partnered with the author of the book, Nicole Intemann, in order to raise awareness on the issue of marine litter and to educate children aged five to ten of the problem and its solutions.

 

WFO welcomes The Netherland’s decision to keep a reverse vending scheme in place!

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