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The Good Scrub Guide and other simple ways to beat the microbead

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 27 June 2016 at 2:22pm - Comments
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Guest blog by Daniel Steadman of Fauna & Flora International<--break-><--break-><--break->

In Pictures: Celebrate, it's #SharkWeek!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 24 June 2016 at 5:11pm - Comments

Every year the Discovery Channel dedicates a week to these amazing carnivorous fish. What a great opportunity to share a few of our archive pictures showing what magnificent creatures sharks are and highlighting the threats they face.<--break->

Greenpeace reaction to UK decision to leave EU

Posted by John Sauven — 24 June 2016 at 9:21am - Comments

Reacting to the vote to leave the EU, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

"Many of the laws that make our drinking and bathing water safe, our air cleaner, our fishing industry more sustainable and our climate safer now hang by a thread. But Greenpeace is determined that this country does not go back to year zero on environmental protection.

6 Must-See Things At Greenpeace's Field at Glastonbury

Posted by Richard Casson — 23 June 2016 at 7:23pm - Comments

Greenpeace and Glastonbury Festival have had a long, mud-splattered relationship. And this summer we're marking 25 years at the festival.

So what can you expect to see if you swing by our field? Here are five highlights to look out for this year.

Greenpeace’s mission and the EU referendum

Posted by John Sauven — 22 June 2016 at 10:20am
Polling station
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On Friday morning we will know if our future in the UK will be based on what the late Jo Cox MP described as ‘ the security and stability of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union’ and a place where ‘we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us’. Or whether the opposite will be true that we have more that divides us than we have in common. 

Microbeads - the story so far….

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 21 June 2016 at 5:17pm - Comments
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Microbeads on a fingertip illustrating just how tiny they are

Last Wednesday on World Oceans Day we handed our microbeads petition into Number 10. Over 300,000 of you signed the petition - one of the biggest petitions in Greenpeace UK’s history! This is the story of the campaign so far.

Orange roughy – a ‘sustainable’ fish certification too far.

Posted by Willie — 21 June 2016 at 2:55pm - Comments
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orange roughy illustration

Orange roughy are easy to over fish. So, humans do. But that doesn't seem to be stopping moves to re-define them as 'sustainable' by the Marine Stewardship Council.

True, when we started fishing orange roughy we didn’t know that this slow-growing, long-lived, deep water fish was particularly susceptible. But now we definitely do. Orange roughy can live to a staggering 150 years old, and are at least 30 years old before they are mature enough to breed. To put that into context: there are probably orange roughy alive today that were born when Queen Victoria was on the throne, and they take about 10 times longer to mature than Atlantic cod.

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Posted by aksheykalra — 18 June 2016 at 11:57am - Comments


This is my walk, what's yours?

Posted by malcolm carroll — 16 June 2016 at 7:03am - Comments
Jay - Detox Wales walker
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This blog originally appeared on the Greenpeace community site Greenwire 

My name is Jay and today I’m studying a map of Wales, as I prepare to walk across the country on Saturday for the Greenpeace Detox campaign. That’s my walk, #whatsyourwalk?

Can the Cosmetics Industry help win a microbead ban?

Posted by FariahSyed — 13 June 2016 at 11:34am - Comments
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On World Oceans Day, while we handed in our BanTheBead petition, I took a trip down to Parliament to attend the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into the environmental impact of microplastics. The EAC is a group of MPs from all parties who come together to review and attempt to resolve environmental issues such as climate change, flooding and air quality and last Wednesday, they looked at microplastics.<--break->


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