The truth about plastic pollution

The United Nations Environment Assembly is urging worldwide governments to adopt policies that reduce the use of plastics.

The Clean Seas campaign targets the industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products and calls on global consumers to change their throwaway habits that will irreversibly damage our marine resources.

In other words, the goal is to say farewell to single-use plastic. But first, we need to understand how plastics became an inescapable nightmare.

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Surf conservation conference earns sustainable event certification

The 5th Global Wave Conference held in Santa Cruz was the largest ever meeting of the global surfer activist community and the international conservation community with over 300 attendees from 14 countries.

In a remarkable testament to the spirit of the event, the conference achieved STOKE Certification at the second highest level on its first attempt to meet the STOKE Events standard.

Over the four days of the Global Wave Conference in March, a local independent evaluator, Aubrey Lair, evaluated the conference against 92 criteria and 303 compliance indicators.

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LED light-up surfboards could deter shark attacks

A group of Australian scientists concluded that LED lights installed on the bottom of a surfboard could help avoid shark attacks on surfers.

A series of tests using seal-shaped decoys with built-in lights revealed that sharks stayed away from their potential prey.

"We tried to use lights as a strategy of counter-illumination. It breaks up the surfer's silhouette making it much less enticing for the shark to investigate," notes Nathan Hart, associate professor of Biological Sciences at the Macquarie University, in Australia.

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