Marine Litter, Plastics Pollution, and Human Rights: Factsheets on preventing plastic pollution in the Pacific region launched

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16 November 2021, Apia (PRESS RELEASE) Despite not being producers of plastics, and contributing as little as 1.3% to global plastics pollution, the Pacific region is on the frontline of the plastic crisis and is disproportionately impacted by plastics pollution. In a bid to support Pacific Island policy makers in their efforts to develop strategies to address this issue, a …

Publication: Islands of Opportunity

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Pacific Island countries and territories only contribute 13% of the “mismanaged plastic in the world’s oceans”, yet oceanic currents deposit much of this mismanaged plastic on Pacific shores. PERC co-director Trisia Farrelly has contributed to the authorship of the report Islands of Opportunity: Toward a Global Agreement on Plastic Pollution for Pacific Island Countries and Territories, which argues that existing …

2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge

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The 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research, and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.¬†Four categories have been defined within the challenge, with one winner from each to be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California in March 2018. Winners will have the opportunity to present …