With discussions at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (held 10 to 17 June 2021) on sea-based sources of marine plastic delayed until the end of the year, BIMCO is looking at what the shipping industry can to do reduce its plastic footprint to ensure momentum is not lost in the absence of formal discussions at the IMO.

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A total of 265.8 kg of rubbish was torn up from the water – collected by volunteers in Rungsted harbor

We think this is mega cool, and we are already looking forward to the next Clean up event with@osomhavet

We have entered into a partnership with@reseaproject, where our goal with the partnership is that by the end of 2023, 100,000 plastic bottles / 1 million have been collected. mouth-tied up by the world’s oceans for recycling in new products

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Now more than ever, solutions are needed to protect the life source of our planet.
Join us for #UNWorldOceansDay on June 8 at 10am CET where we, together with VeChain and DNV, dive deeper into how we fight ocean plastic pollution and document our efforts. During the webinar, the panelists will highlight the synergies of the collaboration and demonstrate how documentation and blockchain technology is paving the way to ensure traceability and proof of impact.
Register using the QR code or through the link: https://bit.ly/2RiwSc6
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Take part in the World Ocean Day challenge and help us collect money for charity to protect our ocean environments and our blue planet. To join, participate in your water sport of choice, whether it’s Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kitesurfing, Kayaking, Rowing, Swimming, or more. You just have to complete a certain distance recorded via an app (more info to come end of may, so be prepared) from 6-8 June 2021.

Once we open for the registration, follow these steps:
1. Download the app
2. Create a free user profile
3. Sign up for the event in the app
4. Then starting 6 June record your activity (via any GPS Watch) and complete the distance required.
5. The result (duration of the distance) will automatically be uploaded to the event scoreboard in the app when using the app. When you use other devices, you will need to upload your gpx file.

What do you achieve?
– Contribute to a better world and become a part of the world wide scoreboard where you can compare your results among others.
– Have the chance to win sponsored products like a Carbon Paddle, swimming bag etc.

So let’s see how much money we can collect all together. Invite your friends, family and everyone you know. Stay tuned for more updates.