Ocean Plastic Pollution
Oceana Praises the Passage of New York’s Statewide Polystyrene Ban

Today, New York state lawmakers passed a ban on polystyrene in an effort to curb the endless flow of plastic into our oceans, rivers and lands. Effective January 1, 2022, the ban will prohibit the sale and distribution of disposable food service containers that contain expanded polystyrene foam, as well as polystyrene loose fill packaging […]

plastic bag in coral reef
Peru’s new law trashes single-use plastics

After almost a year of continuous debate, Peru has joined the global fight against plastic pollution. In a unanimous vote earlier this month, Peru’s Congress approved an ambitious national law to discourage and significantly reduce single-use plastics.

single-use plastic bag floating in the ocean
BELIZE WINS AGAIN! GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PHASE OUT OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC AND STYROFOAM BY EARTH DAY 2019

Oceana Belize congratulates the Government and people of Belize on the decision announced today to commence the phase out of single use plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam and plastic food utensils by April 22nd 2019. This decision is welcomed by the thousands of Belizeans who have participated in numerous clean up initiatives country wide for many […]