Meetings Of The Minds

Business and environmental leaders brainstorm sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest problems. by Martha Shaw           (San Diego, CA) – May 15, 2013 – What would happen if you sequestered big business leaders and entrepreneurs with environmental thought leaders and encouraged them all to brainstorm ways to reduce our tread on the …

Waste Free Oceans Newsletter: WFO and the Black Sea Commission

On the 21st November 2012, Mr Bernard Merkx, Project Manager of WFO was invited to present the Waste Free Oceans Foundation to the Board of the Black Sea Commission during their yearly meeting. This meeting was also attended by both the president and director of the International Commission for Protection …

Upgyres: Transforming Marine Plastic Pollution into Revenue Streams

 Latest News April 01 to 15, 2013   Upcycle the Gyres Society Transforming Marine Plastic Pollution into Revenue Streams 80 % of marine litter comes from land-based sources Are We Eating Trash from Your Mine? Published on Business Excellence Weekly ISSUE No. 42 Page 7 See who are our Collaborators–Supporters–Sponsors & Partners Come …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News :Catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Catastrophic loss of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands When it rains these days, does it pour? Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms? Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed Highly effective communities of bacteria in the world’s deepest oceanic trench Catastrophic …

Waste Free Oceans welcomes the Unilever initiative to avoid micro beads in all their personal care products

Waste Free Oceans welcomes the Unilever initiative to avoid micro beads in all their personal care products   The micro plastics are small pieces of plastics (less than five millimeters) that are being used in a range of cosmetic products like soaps, toothpaste, hair gel, bathing gel, eye lash enhancers …

Exploring creating synergies between The Waste Free Oceans Project and Upcycle the Gyres

News Release – Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Title: Exploring creating synergies between The Waste Free Oceans Project and Upcycle the Gyres Vancouver, Canada, June 12, 2012 – The Upcycle the Gyres Society today announced that it has opened a collaborative dialog with the Waste Free Oceans Project. The Waste Free …

Thirteenth Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Thursday, 31 May 2012 On Thursday, the Consultative Process convened for a morning plenary session to discuss: a general exchange of views on marine renewable energies (MREs); inter-agency cooperation and coordination; the process for the selection of topics and panelists so as to facilitate the work of the General Assembly; …

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations 7_December 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat and Brazilian Government organized a “Briefing on Rio+20 Preparations” on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. continued… UNGA Adopts Resolution on Sustainable …