Greenpeace Ships Set Sail to Tackle the Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

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Tavish Campbell attaches a GPS tracker onto ghost fishing nets in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Justin Hofman / Greenpeace

By Graham Forbes

Corporations have created a plastic monster. More than 90 percent of the plastics ever produced have not been recycled, yet corporations have plans to dramatically increase their production of plastic packaging. With plastic production set to quadruple by 2050, recycling can never be enough to solve this problem.

But the global movement to hold these corporations accountable is growing. More than 3 million of you have joined us in urging companies to stop polluting our planet with throwaway plastic. And together with over 1,400 allies in the global Break Free From Plastic movement, we conducted 239 cleanups in 42 countries to identify the biggest corporate polluters.

In October, Greenpeace International released the Crisis of Convenience report, based on a survey to 11 of the biggest fast-moving consumer goods companies globally. Despite some of these companies publicly signing a voluntary, non-binding commitment to tackle the crisis, the report revealed that none of the companies surveyed currently have comprehensive plans to move away from single-use packaging; on the contrary, most of them have plans to increase the overall amount of plastic packaging they produce.

So now we are deploying the Greenpeace ships; the Rainbow Warrior and the Beluga, to tell the global story of where plastic pollution really starts and ends. We are rallying supporters worldwide to help hold these companies accountable and to make sure they follow up on their words with bold action. Because we don’t need more talk—we need concrete, urgent action to stop plastic pollution at the source!

Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has been surrounded by giant single-use plastic items in Mediterranean waters. The action seeks to make visible the invisible, and to denounce the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, especially in the Mediterranean Sea.

It’s time for Nestlé, Unilever, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo., Colgate, Danone, Johnson & Johnson and Mars to be transparent about exactly how much plastic packaging they are producing, and make concrete plans to reduce. It’s time for these corporations to invest in alternative ways to deliver their products to us and phase out single-use plastic.

These companies have created a monster, and we are not willing to allow the plastic monster to grow anymore. We need concrete plans for reduction, and we need them now. We need corporations to slay the plastic monster.

Stay tuned for more details about Greenpeace’s ships’ whereabouts in the coming weeks and months and to see how you can get involved!

https://www.ecowatch.com/greenpeace-ships-plastic-pollution-2628640357.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=5db0be179a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5db0be179a-86074753

Graham Forbes is Greenpeace’s global seafood markets project leader.

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Martin Sheen Protects Oceans, Newest Sea Shepherd Vessel Unveiled

Emilio Cogliani

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society christened its latest research vessel Saturday morning in Marina Del Rey, Calif naming it after award-winning actor and ocean activist Martin Sheen.

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Ocean activist Martin Sheen speaking at the press conference aboard the RV Martin Sheen, Captain Oona Layolle in the background. Photo credit: Naio Halter.

Martin Sheen has campaigned for 25 years with Sea Shepherd and long-time friend and founder of the movement Captain Paul Watson. These two intrepid warriors have stood shoulder-to-shoulder opposing brutal bludgeoning of Harp seals along Canada’s eastern seaboard.

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Martin Sheen and Captain Oona Layolle at the christening ceremony along the docks in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Photo credit: Naio Halter

Sheen told me that, “It’s a huge honor and privilege to have a research ship named after me. The biggest risk and danger to the world today are plastics in our oceans. The RV Martin Sheen will conduct scientific research…

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WITNESSING THE HORROR OF TAIJI ~ SHANNEN DOHERTY SPEAKS OUT. #TAIJI

HLN~ Jane Velez-Mitchell, is a vegan and big animal lover had this on her show.
I’m so glad Jane show this… now more people will know.

Charlie Sheen says Danish authorities are complicit in pilot whale ‘slaughter’

Sea Shepherd’s Open Letter …. SeaWorld!!

It Is What It Is

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~~August 15, 2014~~ 

Sea Shepherd’s Open Letter to SeaWorld: More than Bigger Tanks, Orcas Need the Ocean

Dear SeaWorld,

Your stocks are dropping by the day. You’re bleeding financially in the wake of the powerful documentary “Blackfish” and, more importantly, the public’s growing realization that confining intelligent cetaceans to cruel and small tanks and forcing them to perform is just plain wrong. As the backlash continues, there is a better move forward – and a better use of your money – than your plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to build bigger orca tanks.

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As a company responsible for the care of animals, with any steps that you take, you should be asking yourselves “Would this change be better for the animals? Would they want this,” as Sea Shepherd’s Founder Captain Paul Watson says. Yes, bigger tanks, giving these massive orcas more room to swim, would…

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Denmark (Faroe Islands): Sea Shepherd to Deploy Drones to Stop Massive Whale Slaughter.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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Article link:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/11/sea-shepherd-launches-high-tech-hunt-nordic-whale-hunters?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-06-14-drones 

Our past SAV posts on the Faroe Islands whale killings:

http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2008/10/13/denmark-disgraces-the-world-with-faroe-islands-whale-slaughter/ 

http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/01/13/denmark-response-given-to-faroes-pilot-whale-annual-slaughter/ 

Sea Shepherd to Deploy Drones to Stop Massive Whale Slaughter

The group’s air force will livestream video of the Faeroe Islands killing grounds.

June 11, 2014 By David Kirby

David Kirby has been a professional journalist for 25 years. His third book, Death at Seaworld, was published in 2012.

In recent years, the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, have garnered headlines worldwide and sparked outrage among activists, scientists, celebrities, and diplomats. But half a world away, in the North Atlantic nation of the Faeroe Islands, a similar slaughter has received far less scrutiny.

That’s about to change. On Friday, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA will unveil details of a new hi-tech initiative aimed at disrupting and halting the whale hunts, which begin this month and continue through September.

The annual…

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