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Join us for an upcoming webinar on Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean

Featuring Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia. This one-hour webinar will focus on Jambeck's recent study which found as much as 12.7 million metric tons of plastic is entering the global ocean annually, and unless waste management practices are improved, the flux of plastics to the oceans could increase by an order of magnitude within the next decade.

To register for the webinar, please click here.


MARE launched MarineDebris.Info to provide a free and continuous forum for global discussion and announcements on marine debris. Our community includes marine debris scientists, resource managers, policymakers, industry, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders around the world.

MarineDebris.Info consists of:

  • The MarineDebris.Info listserv, an online discussion forum. Click here to sign up for the listserv. Membership is open to everyone. The discussion occurs via e-mail, although you can visit recent archives on this site.
  • MarineDebris.Info interactive events on subjects of interest to the marine debris community. These include webinars and our forthcoming series of scheduled online chats with experts - our "Office Hour" series. New events will be announced on the MarineDebris.Info listserv.
  • And the expanding set of additional features you'll find on this site, including the Marine Debris Wiki, guidelines for open ocean cleanup of plastics, collected blogs on marine debris, and more.

If you have questions on subscribing to the listserv, would like to suggest subjects for future interactive discussions, or have any other comments for MDI, e-mail MarineDebris.Info coordinator Nick Wehner at nwehner [at] marinedebris.info

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