Amazon’s Big Role in Ocean Plastic Pollution

Oceana calls on Amazon to address its contribution to the plastic disaster that is devastating the world’s oceans and marine life and provide its customers with plastic-free choices Oceana has today released a report – based on an analysis of e-commerce packaging data – that found Amazon generated 465 million pounds of plastic packaging waste … Read more

Spain: Diving among plastics

Spanish waters contain a wide variety of geomorphological features including canyons, escarpments, pockmarks, seamounts and reefs, among other things. As well as providing oases for marine life, this wide variety of geohabitats also act as plastic traps or sinks. Deep waters are particularly vulnerable to the impact of marine debris, as the absence of sunlight … Read more

Plastic-free Zones in Europe

Plastic Free Zones are a concept on which Oceana has been working at a global level. They have become one of the centerpieces of Oceana’s Plastic Campaign and are defined as areas where single-use plastics (SUPs) are not supplied, commercialized or used, or the amountsof SUPs used has drastically decreased. These zones may include corporate … Read more

Blue Manifesto

  A rescue plan that works In January 2020, more than 102 organisations[1], led by five NGOs (BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Seas At Risk, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF), launched the “Blue Manifesto“, a rescue plan that lays out concrete actions by set dates to save our ocean and coastlines by 2030.  At least 30% of the … Read more

Oceana uncovers the plastic plague in Europe’s deep seas

99% of plastic ends up in the deep sea, with no data on how many centuries it takes to decompose in these environments Oceana has published a study with photos from the past decade illustrating the need to drastically reduce plastic use Madrid. – Oceana has published a report on the disastrous effects of plastic … Read more