Conference on marine debris held in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference is taking place in Hawaii this week, as representatives from around the world discuss the state of the world’s waters.

In an opinion piece in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Jared Blumenfeld, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, and Jane Lubchenco, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), address the current issues of marine debris.

Both the EPA and NOAA are working to address marine debris from several directions, including policy, consumer packaging and clean-ups.

To read the editorial, go to: Reducing marine debris is worldwide challenge.

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