World’s most northern ice concert performed in support of Ocean Sanctuaries

Greenpeace has partnered with a group of musicians to record an ice concert in the far north of the Arctic. They played a piece called ‘Ocean Memories’ on instruments carved from ice collected in Arctic waters. With temperatures below -12 degrees celsius, the rhythms of chimes, horns, ice percussion and a cello blended together to send a message for the need to protect at least 30% of our global oceans by 2030. The performance took place on 2 May and the video is released today. “You have to treat ice…

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Greenpeace launches ambitious pole to pole expedition in bid for a Global Ocean Treaty

Greenpeace launches one of its biggest ever expeditions – an almost year-long pole to pole voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic – to highlight the many threats facing the oceans and to campaign for a Global Ocean Treaty covering all seas outside of national waters. [See below for an expedition itinerary.] Visiting many of the areas identified as in need of protection by the groundbreaking academic study 30×30: A Blueprint for Ocean Protection, released last week, the Protect the Oceans expedition will see scientists and campaigners team up to…

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Greenpeace launches ambitious pole to pole expedition in bid for a Global Ocean Treaty

Greenpeace has launched one of its biggest ever expeditions – an almost year-long pole to pole voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic – to highlight the many threats facing the oceans and to campaign for a Global Ocean Treaty covering all seas outside of national waters. [See below for an expedition itinerary.] Visiting many of the areas identified as in need of protection by the groundbreaking academic study 30×30: A Blueprint for Ocean Protection, released last week, the Protect the Oceans expedition will see scientists and campaigners team up…

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Nestlé and Unilever named top plastic polluters following Philippines brand and waste audits

Nestlé and Unilever are responsible for a quarter of the branded throwaway plastic driving the plastic pollution crisis in the Philippines, according to a report published today by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). The companies were named the top polluters based on a series of brand and waste audits conducted in six cities and one province in the country. The report, conducted in collaboration with the University of Santo Tomas’ Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSEd), provides new evidence exposing Nestlé and Unilever’s overproduction of single-use…

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“Don’t lose your bottle Gove” urge campaigners delivering 2,500-bottle artwork

Greenpeace deliver a 29 foot-long plastic bottle artwork to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to urge him not to ‘lose his bottle’ in the face of corporate lobbying, and to press on with an all-inclusive deposit return scheme. Government plans to boost recycling with “reverse vending machines” which will pay out for each bottle or can recycled. But industry is lobbying for big bottles and some materials to be excluded – meaning more than 6bn plastic bottles could escape the scheme. Greenpeace delivers a 2,500-bottle artwork to Michael Gove urging him…

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