Many groups and organizations made announcements for World Oceans Day, which was observed Friday, June 8. The following is a roundup of some of the key details that have come out of statements and reports in the runup to the celebration.
A consortium focused on recovering marine plastics for recycling has rolled out its first product: an office chair made with recycled nylon.
An industry-funded ocean plastics prevention initiative has received support from a number of new partners, including brand owners, a chemicals giant and an intergovernmental group.
A new ocean plastics prevention effort connects brand owners with collected oceanbound material that can be used in manufacturing. A key stakeholder recently described the four-step approach the project will entail, and what that will look like on the ground.