Tanki: Sustainable TP

In support of global initiatives to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the marine environment, a U.K. start-up has developed a revolutionary sanitary paper that uses no adhesives or other nanoplastics in its manufacture. Tanki is able to supply a sustainably sourced and produced paper that does not congeal to clog up a vessel’sContinue reading “Tanki: Sustainable TP”

Blue Economy Potential in Caribbean

Dr. Valerie Hickey, the World Bank’s Practice Manager for Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, said the blue economy can unlock inclusive sustainable jobs across the Eastern Caribbean. Hickey made this statement during a presentation at OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) SDM (Sustainable Development Movement) 2020, citing strongContinue reading “Blue Economy Potential in Caribbean”

Tongans Question Seabed Mining Proposal

Tonga held a national consultation on seabed mining with representatives from the five island groups and participants from church, civil society, youth groups, and the fishing and tourism sectors. Tongans want more information from government about the implications of potential seabed mining. The ocean is the main source of livelihood for 90% of Tongans. ThereContinue reading “Tongans Question Seabed Mining Proposal”

EU Blue Economy Report 2020

The European Commission has published “The EU Blue Economy Report 2020”, providing an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health. There were 5 million people working in the blue economyContinue reading “EU Blue Economy Report 2020”

Launch of First Blue Economy ETF

Following the launch of the first circular economy ETF in May 2019, BNP Paribas Asset Management is expanding its range of sustainable thematic investments through the launch in October 2020 of the first ETF based on the blue economy theme. The blue economy is defined by the World Bank as the sustainable use of oceanContinue reading “Launch of First Blue Economy ETF”