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Our Plastic, Our Problem

Our huge level of consumption and the accompanying waste it creates is leading to terrifying amounts of plastic entering our seas.

April 14, 2014
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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today abandoned the fixed start date for new NOx emissions control areas (NECAs), which require an 80% cut in NOx from new ships sailing in specially designated zones.

April 4, 2014

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly today to support and strengthen some elements of the Commission’s proposal for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of shipping emissions.

January 30, 2014

Advanced emissions monitoring of large ships calling at EU ports could help save owners and operators of large ships up to €9 million/year, according to a new study published by environmental NGOs Transport & Environment and Seas at Risk.

January 8, 2014

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today decided to postpone the entry into force of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions limits for ship engines from 2016 to 2021.

May 15, 2013

Why little things matter? Minuscule particles in the air, called soot, cause more than 300,000 deaths a year in Europe alone. If we don’t reduce soot emissions now, in 40 years time the North Pole will be under water.

December 26, 2012

Shipping activities are set to increase as the melting of Arctic ice accelerates. This will lead to increased emissions which will exacerbate Arctic melting and pose a growing threat to the environment in the region.

September 27, 2012

Environmental groups have today welcomed a European Parliament vote which will help cut back air pollution by significantly decreasing the amount of dirty sulphur allowed in marine fuels.

September 11, 2012

The EU has boosted efforts to remove one of the main sources of air pollution and acid rain from shipping.

May 22, 2012