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Petitions : Plastic Pollution of the Ocean

Refundable deposit on plastic bottles — petition to UK (Westminster), Scotland (Edinburgh), Wales (Cardiff) and N. Ireland (Belfast) Governments.
Organiser: Surfers Against Sewage — 38 Degrees
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/bring-back-bottle-deposits-to-stop-plastic-pollution-in-our-oceans-1

EU Government action to reduce single-use plastic — petition to Environment Ministers.
Organiser: Greenpeace
www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/detox/what-you-can-do/No-Plastic

United Nations (UN Environment Programme) — petition to push countries to ban single-use plastic.
Organiser: Avaaz.org
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/end_plastic_pollution_loc

President of EU Commission — petition for action to be taken to reduce plastic pollution.
Organiser: wemove.eu
https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/483

Tax on single-use plastic — petition to UK, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland Governments.
Organiser: Marine Conservation Society (UK)
www.mcsuk.org/appeal/plastic-levy

CEO of Coca Cola — petition to stop using single-use plastic bottles and invest in alternatives.
Organiser: Greenpeace
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/coca-cola-petition

 

Organisations fighting plastic pollution of the Ocean

Greenpeace: Take the Pledge — agree to help Greenpeace to fight plastic pollution of the ocean.
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/plastics-pledge-v3

Marine Conservation Society: Stop The Plastic Tide! campaign.
www.mcsuk.org/appeal/stop-fast-food-plastic

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: British charity aiming to inspire ways to re-think, re-design and build a framework for a circular economy.
www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

The Ocean Clean-up: Dutch Foundation, led by the young inventor Boyan Slat, developing the technology and means to remove plastic from the ocean.
www.theoceancleanup.com

 

Organisations fighting over-fishing of the Ocean

The PEW Trust: End over-fishing in the NE Atlantic and North Sea.
www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/12/06/10-reasons-the-eu-must-end-overfishing

Oceana: #Stopoverfishing — campaign in EU seas and worldwide to end over-fishing.
http://eu.oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-overfishing/overview

Greenpeace: Overfishing — emptying our seas campaign.
www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/oceans/overfishing

Marine Conservation Society: Good Fish Guide — your guide to sustainable seafood.
www.mcsuk.org/goodfishguide/search

 

Other Organisations campaigning for protection of the Ocean

The Wildlife Trusts: Living Seas campaign.
www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-seas

Sea Shepherd: Non-profit organisation using direct-action tactics to protect the ocean and its wildlife and their habitat.
www.seashepherd.org.uk

Surfers Against Sewage: People and community-based movement campaigning to protect the UK’s seas and coastline from pollution.
www.sas.org.uk

 

Additional Issues:

Concerned about marine (aggregate) dredging and coastal erosion — ocean acidification – campaigning for marine reserves — sewage pollution of bathing waters — enforcement of marine laws — radioactive discharges to sea – renewable energy from the sea.
Contact Marinet: www.marinet.org.uk/contacts

 


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